The “what are you cooking right now?” Thread

I’ve seen a couple of posts related to the culinary arts so I thought I’d start an official thread for that.

Below is a dish I did recently with wild salmon, roasted brussel sprouts and butternut squash. Topped with a honey dijon mustard sauce. Very tasty (Steggy is trying to lose a few pounds).

I’d be very interested to see what everyone else is cooking!

Funny you ask. I’m in process of cooking some big mouth bass filets. Served with a beurre blanc made with Hoppyum IPA instead of a white wine. It will go over a bed of arborrio and wild rice mix, and some wilted spinach. I’ll serve with some shrimp cooked in the beurre blanc reduction.

I’ll post a pic in awhile.

edit: pic added


Looks great. Very impressed.

I’ve been doing a lot more cooking since we’ve been stuck at home, and we’ve been walking and cycling a LOT more. We’re eating very well and losing weight for the first time in years.

Last nights dinner:

Marinated Flank Steak Salad Bowl, with roasted fingerling potatoes, sauteed vidalia onion, cucumber and cherry tomatoes, on a bed of greens with balsamic vinegar/olive oil/shallot dressing.

Steak Salad Bowl


I may have to co-opt your idea. I like that. Simple, yet elegant. Looks really tasty.

I did a chicken breast in the oven the other evening. 450 for about 16-17 minutes. I coated the meat in butter and used a basic poultry rub. There were things I liked about it and some things I didn’t care for as much. I was pretty lazy about it and probably should have made my own rub.

Is anyone using any interesting rubs? I tend to do a lot of fish and poultry. Have tried many rubs, but don’t have any that I’m too terribly fond of.

Roasted fingerlings are always a nice touch. Do you have any tips for those? I haven’t done them in a few years.

My chicken mole enchiladas with jalepeno rice from last night.


Say, what time is dinner at your house :wink:

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Today for lunch I made a turkey and ham sandwich on white bread, with pickles, sliced tomato, Swiss cheese, mustard and mayo, accompanied by Sun Chips and a diet Pepsi. I’d post a photo but I don’t want to make you guys envious. We guys with sophisticated palates try to be sensitive that way.


Sun Chips are for high rollers among this Funyuns crowd.

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Do you have a recipe for that mole?


I like where this thread is going

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I just put them in a bag, shake with a little olive oil, put in a roasting pan, add a little sage, rosemary, and salt, and bake for 30-40 minutes at 425 (check often, they go from done to over cooked quickly). They could not be easier, and are very good.

I sometimes make the above salad with meat/potatoes/onion hot, and sometimes with everything cold. It’s great either way.

Tonight’s dinner:

Street Tacos

Marinated/grilled thin sliced, top round steak, street tacos, with blue corn chips and salsa, cuban black beans with read onion/cilantro/lime garnish, and tomato/cucumber/avocado/red onion salad with lime/cilantro dressing. I usually add a side dish of Harmon’s black bean/corn salad, but they were out.

And of course Mrs. sal, has my home made Margarita, and I have an ice cold Modelo Especial.


We do “street tacos” somewhat regularly, they’re so simple.

Homemade cuban black beans? If so, what recipe do you use?

Sorry it’s so late:

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I’d like to do honey jalapeno glazed and Carolina style ribs on the Traeger. I’m wondering if anyone has any recipes or tips they’re willing to share.

The honey jalapeno glaze should be simple enough. Make a simple syrup with honey and water, add minced or chopped jalapenos until you get the flavor that you want. Reduce to desired thickness, and use as a glaze on ribs, or other items you want glazed. Pretty much a last step or it will burn.

As for your Carolina ribs… Not sure what you’re looking for. Personally I’d argue that there is no native Q in most of the Carolinas. They have great tasting roasted pork products, but no Q since most don’t use a rub or really smoke the meat. I’ve gotten into some heated debates here about Carolina and Q, and that Carolina ain’t got none.

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