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HBO-Recipe! [Jun. 12th, 2006|08:10 am]
[Current Location |A blue couch!]
[mood |sleepysleepy]
[music |The little birdies]


*stare* I... wow. I guess it was a little more family oriented back then, maybe? I really don't know what to say. What a schmultzy tune for HBO.`

And... *yawn* Hmm. I guess a recipe?

Asparagus With Cream Sauce:

1-1 1/2 pound/500-750 g fresh asparagaus
(For the sauce (( Obviously. *stares at book*)) )
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
pinch of salt
pinch of nutmeg
2 oz - 1/4 cup or 60 g butter. (Whichever measuring makes it easier for you, I guess. ;) )
(Serves 2.)

1. Trim the white part from the asparagus so the stalks are the same length. Rinse them in cold water and with a vegetable peeler remove the tough skin from the lower ends of the stems. Tie the stalks in two bundles and stand them, stems down in about 2 inches/5 cm boiling salted water in an asparagus cooker or a tall pan such as the bottom of a double broiler. Cover and simmer until the green tips are just tender, 8-10 minutes. Lift the sparagus carefully from the pan, drain on paper towels, discard the strings, and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, make the sauce! Put the egg yolk, vinegar, salt, nutmeg and a nut of the butter in a heavy based pan or in the top of a double boiler and heat gently, whisking to a light mousse, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the remaining butter piece by piece so the sauce thickens creamily. Do not allow it to become too hot or it will curdle. Taste the sauce for seasoning and pour into a bowl to serve with the asparagus.

I've never actually tried it to be honest. But I was flipping through a friends recipe book and it sounded tasty. *shrug* What are some recipes that you love.. or have been meaning to try? :)

[User Picture]From: faerie_mistress
2006-06-12 01:28 pm (UTC)
Nice to see an American using grams for once :D ♥
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[User Picture]From: faerie_mistress
2006-06-12 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh.... do I jump up and down screaming 'First comment!!!eleventyone!' now? Mwahahaha
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[User Picture]From: jewddha
2006-06-12 01:38 pm (UTC)
Nearly anything out of "Simply in Season". It's available through organizations like Ten Thousand Villages. It's all about seasonal ingredients and cooking, and I have yet to make a recipe out of it that meets with disapproval! Oh, and it has a recipe for a sausage/asparagus skillet (to keep on topic), which is amazing.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 08:45 pm (UTC)
I'm a vegetarian but I'm sure there's plenty of people here that'll benefit from that recipe. I'll do some searching myself on that sight.
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2006-06-12 01:49 pm (UTC)


Now I regret having to delete my Mr Wu 'cocksucka!' icon. lol

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 08:49 pm (UTC)


Me too!
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[User Picture]From: happyfriday
2006-06-12 01:55 pm (UTC)
i love asparagus.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 08:59 pm (UTC)
Me too. It's sooo yummy.
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[User Picture]From: maggiedacatt
2006-06-12 01:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, HBO (Home Box Office) was once a channel that played movies, too, much like MTV once played music videos.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 09:00 pm (UTC)
lol. True.

I'm glad for the series though The majority of them are good.
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[User Picture]From: falseprophet_
2006-06-12 02:22 pm (UTC)
actually gonna try to make mole some time not to sure but i make a mean pot of chilli and a preaty good pico de gilo (i think thats how its spelled)
but i really like to cook so its only a matter of time
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 09:13 pm (UTC)
What's mole? Like.. the animal?

Mmm. Chili and pico de gallo are soooo yummy.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-06-12 02:42 pm (UTC)

Hee hee hee hee.

The video didn't work...again :(

My mom made that one time, lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 09:14 pm (UTC)

Re: Hee hee hee hee.

awww, bummer.
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From: i_love_soup
2006-06-12 03:58 pm (UTC)
ok the HBO thing creeped me out, but then again i'm not sleeping regularly this week because of finals! yay you for providing fun distraction from studying for my math final which is in 3 hrs!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 09:19 pm (UTC)
Aww, *hugs!*
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From: zelack
2006-06-12 05:31 pm (UTC)
My favorite recipe would have to be Poptarts. You can pop them in the toaster for a minute or microwave it for five seconds, or just not heat them all together. I'm a culinary genius, I know.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 10:09 pm (UTC)
hehe. Awesome. The s'mores are my favoites.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2006-06-12 05:32 pm (UTC)
Wow...HBO a family network? Who woulda thought...

My how things change...

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-12 10:20 pm (UTC)
lol, indeed. ;)
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[User Picture]From: pickle_goddess
2006-06-13 12:20 am (UTC)
I like pie.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-13 02:27 am (UTC)
Me too. :)
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2006-06-13 12:33 am (UTC)
recipes . . . hmm. I almost never use them. Usually, I base something off of a recipe, to get the temperatures and cooking times approximately right, but then I deviate greatly with the spices and substitutions . . . Sorry!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-13 02:29 am (UTC)
That's cool though. :)

I wish I could do that.
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2006-06-13 03:05 am (UTC)
Here's a recipe I love. It's quite simple, really. 1) Pick up phone. 2) Dial 756-1111. 3) Order pepperoni pizza with extra cheese. 4) Wait 15 minutes. 5) Drive out and get it. 6) Serve hot.

My favourite recipe, and pretty much the only one I can manage. *sigh* I can't even make pancakes from pancake mix. I'm serious. I tried once, and... *shudder* There was batter everywhere but on the griddle.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-13 06:23 am (UTC)


I wish I could afford to have takeout all the time.
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From: lostways
2006-06-13 08:04 pm (UTC)
haha that sounds kind of really wrong
also reminds me of a show i watched Called Red vs Blue

about a new diet where you only eat food that begin with a vowel

Hehe i thought it was silly
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-13 09:21 pm (UTC)
*blink* That is silly. Wow. Is it supposed to help you lose weight? Or?
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