Adventures with anrkst.

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    I really like that outdoor set up you have!
     
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    It’s the ever evolving outdoor kitchen...it definitely time for a roll around toolbox to carry it though,
     
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    ( Best "Pigeon Toadie" voice) "How you like me now?! " :D
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    A typical Tx winter day...
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    Cold, wet, and raining...yep

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    This calls for a warm up, from the inside.

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    Let's take this mess...
     
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    Throw the lot into a pan...

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    Bake it for an hour and a half... the worlds ugliest chicken pot pie. :) (made enough to share, who's hungry?)
     
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    Something Christmasy for yall,

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    Brussel sprouts, garlic,onions, and a cup each of pecan pieces and dried cranberries. (Theres a container with a 1/4 lb of chopped bacon and some spicy link sausage here somewhere)
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    Slice up the fresh ingredients and put in a oven safe pan with the meat, bake 40 minutes at 400f stirring 2-3 times..
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    While its cooking, make a balsamic reduction. 1/4 cup each of balsamic vinegar white wine, soy, tablespoon of honey,1 of brown sugar, teaspoon of lemon and sesame oil. Simmer to reduce by half, then a teaspoon of corn starch, stir in and remove from heat.
     
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    When the bacon is crispy and sprouts soft, add pecans and cranberries, pour the reduction over it and send it back in the oven for 5 minutes...
    20201222_173009.jpg a mildly sweet tangy dish,good by itself or as a compliment to Turkey, duck,or venison.
     
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    Dang thats super fancy!!!
     
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    So many ways you can play with this, use dehydrated mandarin oranges, English or black walnuts and brandy or spiced rum in your sauce...Crimey, Now I’m hungry again!
     
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    Have you always been able to cook or is this an experiment?
     
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    Its just a fun little relaxing experiment, just one I’ve been tinkering with for oh...45 years or thereabouts. ;)
     
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    Ok sooooooo im gonna go out on a limb here and call you a chef. Chef Anrkst it is.
     
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    New Year? Yeah...it was pouring rain for 48 continuous hours. Well then that's why we have walls and a roof...and an oven!
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    It was going to be a Kent Rollins recipe. Well at least until the knives came out..

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    Then garlic cooked in butter, and chunky sauce, and about a pound of mozzarella happened...

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    Baked Spaghetti yall. So good even my picky eater daughters ate it.
     
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    Soup is health food right? :)
    Asian Shrimp n Rice. So easy and fast, perfect on a cold day.
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    Just marinated shrimp, a lil veg, and some rice,bullion or chicken stock, and a few spices.
     
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    Take it the outside station, 30 minutes, spicy,savory. Warms you up.
     
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    Spiced Pork Agrodolche. Sounds fancy huh? Dont let no hoiety toiety snob fool you. ;) it's so easy and delicious....
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    A cup of rough chopped apricots, 2 tablespoons of A.C.V. ,and 1 of honey..about an 1/8 cup of lightly salted almonds (I put mine in a bag and smacked em with the knife butt.)
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    Some spices. (I wanted a pinch of chipotle powder too but I'm out )
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    and a cup of chicken broth or stock....
     
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    I used 2 whole marinated pork loins. (Bacon and apple marinade)

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    Parsnips,carrots, red and green onions, and squash. (My local store has a limited variety, acorn squash, pumpkin or some red potatoes might be good too.)

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    Bring out the big iron. :) a quick sear on each side. Maybe 3 minutes, just enough to seal it, then pull and rest...
     
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    Then the whole mess of vegetables, about 5 minutes with some butter,evoo,and those spices from earlier...

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    Nest the meat in, add your chicken broth, and punch the heat up. The recipe said 425f for 45 minutes. Mine went 35 with 20 under and 15 up top. With 5 minutes left top with your apricot mix and a 1/8 cup of almond slivers..

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    A smokey taste of the border where Italian or French is likely to be spoken. :)
     
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    You had me at pork. Looks amazing!!
     
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    thank you my friend. I’ve got another wild one on tap for you soon. ;)
     
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