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Crab topped Red Snapper with Saffron Cream Sauce

Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
edited April 2013 in EggHead Forum
also, Saffron Orzo and Panko Roasted Green Beans (green beans done in the oven since I sold my other Egg)

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After dinner, enjoying looking at our garden while drinking home made Pinot Grigio in our Official Vespa wine glasses.

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Dripping Springs, Texas.
Gateway to the Hill Country

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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 1,605
    Looks great all around! Nice work!
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  • Nice cook VI!

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947

    Sounds wonderful.  I just told Bridget what you cooked and she said - "what are you waiting for ****?  get in the kitchen!"
    Pay heed to my Camp Woman from Salado.  The moment I saw her, I knew she could filet me in a Ponchartrain Second.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • bodskibodski Posts: 324
    Excellente'. One of the pours looks a wee heavy. Bet it's yours.

    Cincinnati

    LBGE, Weber Gasser, Weber Kettle

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,831
    Fine meal. The wine and Vespa drinking vessels aint too shabby either :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,573
    Gary is just a show off. 

    "look at my vespa" 
    "look at my unique flatware"
    "here is a bottle of home made wine"
    "my wife is awesome and a wonderful person"
    "excuse me while I bust out my pro camera set up"


    blah blah blah
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited April 2013
    Thank you Travis.  Sorry you feel that way.    To comment on each of your problems with me:

    "look at my vespa" 
     I didn't name it my Vespa.  Mickey did.  I just went along with it.
    "look at my unique flatware"
     I try to present the meals the best way I can. Perhaps, that is wrong.  
    "here is a bottle of home made wine"
      I only gave a bottle of my wine to two people at Salado.  You were one of them. I thought it was a special gift.  Mickey was appreciative.  I heard nothing from you.  It must have tasted like ****.
    "my wife is awesome and a wonderful person"
    Yes, she is. I'll show her your post.  She wanted to "adopt" you.
    "excuse me while I bust out my pro camera set up"
     I was asked what kind of camera I had.  I responded.

    Thanks again, Travis.  Your post was really special !

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,704

    VI,

    Gawd I wish you would stoppit!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,632
    Gary, the offer has been on the table to adopt me for a while. take a pass on Travis. You sold your mini??? I told you I would buy it!! Dayum
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Chubbs said:
    Gary, the offer has been on the table to adopt me for a while. take a pass on Travis. You sold your mini??? I told you I would buy it!! Dayum
    lol.  Thanks Chubbs.  I'd adopt you but you're name scares me.  I'm on a fixed income.

    I sold my Medium Egg, so now I only have a Large and a Mini.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,258
    First of all you are causing my dog not to eat with that picture. Second, what is the crap "sold" your FryDaddy?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,573
    edited April 2013
    Gary is just a show off. 

    "look at my vespa" 
    "look at my unique flatware"
    "here is a bottle of home made wine"
    "my wife is awesome and a wonderful person"
    "excuse me while I bust out my pro camera set up"


    blah blah blah
    Forgive me, friend. 

    I was going to email you privately but my offense was public, let my contrition be public as well.

    That was poor form on my part. I was attempting to humorously complement you on each of those things.   Each quote I wrote is something that I admire of you. Each item is something I am envious of. 

    Please forgive me. I intended no harm. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,392
    Damn VI another awesome cook and pics of same!  I wish I had a small % of your eye for plating and photography.  For what it's worth, I took Travis's comment as he had intended.  I've never met either of you guys, but what I assumed he was trying to convey is the same things many of us on this forum envy you for.  Oh, and by the way, your fork is not parallel with the plate.  :D  ;)

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited April 2013
    Travis,

    No problem.  We're good !

    Now, image



    :)
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,423
    get a room...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,217
    Dayum VI. You did it again....did you sell you medium to your Vespa riding partner?
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Dayum VI. You did it again....did you sell you medium to your Vespa riding partner?
    Hahaha.  No.  I had already sold my Medium to a friend in Wimberley (which we have considered moving to).  My Vespa riding buddy (Terry) says he has found a dealer out of state (Illinois?) that ships for free.  Also, no sales tax.  So, he says he's going to buy from him.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,217
    Wimberley is a great place to plant roots. Taxes are ok, better than Travis county but higher than Blanco County. Water here is premium. Can't tap into the Edwards without lots do hoop jumps or a grandfather clause. There is a gentleman who is totally off the grid (rain collections and electricity) that lives in Wimberley. The best price for land still in the northern peak. Dripping Springs area beginning to price itself out of the market (besides being Austin light). Great Vespa riding in the area. If you have not done done twisted sister route put it on you to-ride list.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,258
    edited April 2013
    I had already sold my Medium to a friend in Wimberley (which we have considered moving to).......
    Please do not let it be the little trailer you can pull behind the Vespa. Have no friends in Wimberley ( like most places) to stay free in.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited April 2013
    Wimberley is a great place to plant roots. Taxes are ok, better than Travis county but higher than Blanco County. Water here is premium. Can't tap into the Edwards without lots do hoop jumps or a grandfather clause. There is a gentleman who is totally off the grid (rain collections and electricity) that lives in Wimberley. The best price for land still in the northern peak. Dripping Springs area beginning to price itself out of the market (besides being Austin light). Great Vespa riding in the area. If you have not done done twisted sister route put it on you to-ride list.
    Thanks, Joan.  What is the "northern peak"?  I also have a friend in Dripping Springs, but I agree, pricing is high.  Also, it's getting pretty crowded.  I like Wimberley for the rural atmosphere, and also, most people have moved in from other places, and there isn't that "my greatgrandfather moved here from Germany, and if your's didn't, you're an outsider."  We ran into that when we lived outside of Bellville.

    BTW, we rode the Three Sisters (aka Twisted Sisters) before coming to Salado.  That's why we had a trailer of bikes behind Terry's truck.  Great ride.  It's south of Kerville, starting at Medina.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited April 2013

    Mickey said:
    I had already sold my Medium to a friend in Wimberley (which we have considered moving to).......
    Please do not let it be the little trailer you can pull behind the Vespa. Have no friends in Wimberley ( like most places) to stay free in.
    The only trailer that would be going to Wimberley with me would be this one.

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    Gosh, I'd have to have my paint job changed to say "Wimberley, Texas"
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,217
    Google the county map. northern Peak think Hamilton pool area, but not Travis County. Land up there doesn't stay on market too long. We are looking up there, blanco and Burnett county area
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Google the county map. northern Peak think Hamilton pool area, but not Travis County. Land up there doesn't stay on market too long. We are looking up there, blanco and Burnett county area
    Thanks, will do.  Also, I just updated my post to you.  We rode the Twisted Sisters before coming to Salado.  I am uploading a movie I took with a GoPro strapped to my chest.  If it uploads, it should be at http://willsononline.com/forum/sisters2.mp4 .  You probably would only want to watch a couple of minutes, but it will give you an idea of the ride.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,217
    edited April 2013
    That is one of the bicycle routes for the original Easter Hill Country tour. One fantastic ride. Will check it he video out. Sisterdale loop also good ride. Great hamburger joint just north of the old RR tunnel. Good small winery in Sisterdale
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • NICE, VI!!  
    May I have the saffron cream sauce recipe, please?  Pretty please with crab on top?  :D
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,241
    ha hah....Gary shoots first and asks questions later.  I've been warned ;)

    @VI - so you have an X3?  Looks just like Bridget's from the sliver in the mono-vespa trailer shot.

    Had a Canuck buddy who's dad lived in Wimberly.  Lovely community.  We called that snakey section "The Devil's Backbone".  Of course, this was back in the 80's.  Things change.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited April 2013
    NICE, VI!!  
    May I have the saffron cream sauce recipe, please?  Pretty please with crab on top?  :D
    Sure !  But it will cost you a hug in Austin.

    Sauce, Saffron Cream

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    Recipe By: Food & Wine Magazine, April 2013

    Ingredients:

    1 tablespoon Butter, unsalted

    1 tablespoon Olive oil, EVOO

    2 Green onions , white and light green, thinly sliced

    2 cups Heavy cream

    2 cups Vegetable Stock, or low sodium broth

    1 pinch Saffron threads

    Kosher salt

    Ground pepper, finely ground

    Directions:

    1. In medium saucepan, melt butter and olive oil

    2. Add green onions and cook over medium heat until softened, about 2 minutes

    3. Add the heavy cream, vegetable stock and saffron and bring just to a boil.

    4. Simmer over moderately low heat , stirring occasionally until the sauce is reduced to 1 ¾ cup, about 15 minutes.

    5. Strain sauce through a fine sieve into a small saucepan and season with salt and pepper.

    6. Keep sauce warm over a low heat, stirring occasionally.

    Kristi,  The sauce was very thin.  I don't know if I didn't reduce it enough, or it's just naturally thin.  I think, next time, I'll add some dissolved cornstarch to it after I sieve it.

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    @VI - so you have an X3?  Looks just like Bridget's from the sliver in the mono-vespa trailer shot.

    Had a Canuck buddy who's dad lived in Wimberly.  Lovely community.  We called that snakey section "The Devil's Backbone".  Of course, this was back in the 80's.  Things change.
    @nolaegghead Yep, looks the same as yours, except ours is cleaner.  I saw your video on the way to Salado.

    The Devil's Backbone is still there.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • NICE, VI!!  
    May I have the saffron cream sauce recipe, please?  Pretty please with crab on top?  :D
    Sure !  But it will cost you a hug in Austin.

    Kristi,  The sauce was very thin.  I don't know if I didn't reduce it enough, or it's just naturally thin.  I think, next time, I'll add some dissolved cornstarch to it after I sieve it.

    Thank you!  No problem... I'll have HUGS for you!  :\">
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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