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Posted: 10/9/2007 5:00:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 6:11:37 PM EST by npd233]
The raw materials...
Yukon Gold potatoes - making mashed with these in a little while.


strip steaks


crush the garlic (this marble mortar/pestle is perfect for smashing herbs and spices)


and the rosemary


coat the steaks with sea salt, garlic and rosemary


They need to sit for about an hour so the salt can dry out the steak and then give the steak time to bring some moisture back into it. By adding the garlic and rosemary, their flavors are basically sucked inside the meat. I keep the flavors on the meat with the help of a bacon press. This goes into the fridge for the hour.


Time to make the mashed potatoes

add in a little garlic, some butter and heavy cream. That's all you need.

The steaks as they come out of the fridge


sea scallops


dried off, dusted with flour and sauteed in a very hot pan with olive oil. After a couple minutes on each side, I put some butter in to brown it, and then a bit of chardonnay to make a brown butter sauce.


steak cooked on a very hot grill, sorry no photos of that, but here's the finished product.
ETA: the peas started out frozen. I put them in a pan with a little butter and a couple tablespoons water, boil it, cover it and simmer for a few minutes.



the hardware:

I built the rifle on a Superior Arms lower. Super Sniper scope (group buy), ABS Carbon Fiber barrel (group buy), LaRue SPR-E and 11" handguard.
CRKT M16-14FK & Kimber Tactical Custom II.





And, as it's been a year now since my friend EricThe(remembered)Hun passed away, I prepared a Windex margarita in his honor.

Cheers, friend. Miss seeing you here.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:02:42 PM EST
Out-effin'-standing. 10.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:03:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 5:05:22 PM EST by zwvirtual]
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:04:22 PM EST
10!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:05:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Quintin:
Out-effin'-standing. 10.


Damn right. Best I've seen in a while. The bar on dinner pics has been raised lately, and I'm REALLY glad that people aren't doing the bullshit anymore. Food, guns, good photography and a thoughtful presentation are where it's at. This one's got it all.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:06:24 PM EST
That post is full of win.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:08:07 PM EST
didn't mention - all that food wouldn't fit on a regular dinner plate. I had to use the serving platter.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:09:12 PM EST
10 for sure.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:09:44 PM EST
I haven't seen one better.

10

excellent presentation, great pics, helpful descriptions.

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:10:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:10:23 PM EST
No fail at all. Damn NPD...very nice.


Hey btw I'm positive I saw you on either Saturday or Sunday at the station. I was getting out of class.

I've only seen you one other time when Ryan (Kalahnikid) pointed you out to me so I wasn't for sure.

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:10:42 PM EST
Perfect.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:10:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 5:11:11 PM EST by chips]
So far I think this is the best dinner pic I've seen on ARFCOM.



What's involved in making a Windex margarita?
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:11:31 PM EST
alright, that is a f*cken dinner pic!

10/10

-patry
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:11:57 PM EST
9!

Would have been a 10, but there's no measuring device.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:12:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:14:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By SabreCat:
9!

Would have been a 10, but there's no measuring device.

Heathen!

Dinner pic = Food + Gun(s). Measuring devices belong on reloading benches and in toolboxes, not in dinner pics.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:14:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:15:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:
No fail at all. Damn NPD...very nice.


Hey btw I'm positive I saw you on either Saturday or Sunday at the station. I was getting out of class.

I've only seen you one other time when Ryan (Kalahnikid) pointed you out to me so I wasn't for sure.



You probably did. I was there one of the days when everyone was leaving. I forget which day it was, though.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:16:11 PM EST
Looks awesome.

BTW, where'd the peas come in

Frozen? Canned?

Tell.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:16:17 PM EST


I just threw up a little....in my pants!!!!!

Awesome!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:17:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:
No fail at all. Damn NPD...very nice.


Hey btw I'm positive I saw you on either Saturday or Sunday at the station. I was getting out of class.

I've only seen you one other time when Ryan (Kalahnikid) pointed you out to me so I wasn't for sure.



You probably did. I was there one of the days when everyone was leaving. I forget which day it was, though.


I forget too

You were behind the desk and another time I think I saw you in a van.


Anyways...once again great dinner pic thread!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:17:54 PM EST
Best I've seen to date. 10 + any extra points allowed.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:18:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By chips:
So far I think this is the best dinner pic I've seen on ARFCOM.



What's involved in making a Windex margarita?


1-1/2 oz. tequila
3/4 oz. blue curaçao
1-1/2 oz. sour mix (or in lieu of sour mix, squeeze in half a fresh lime & add a splash water)

pour over ice. Don't forget to salt the rim before adding ice.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:18:28 PM EST
10 on all counts.

Especially remembering your friend.

Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:18:55 PM EST
The meal was meticulously prepared and artfully photographed.

I give it a well-deserved 10.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:19:32 PM EST
12/10. And no, that's not a typo.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:20:26 PM EST
FTW! 10!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:20:41 PM EST
10/10 doesn't do justice to your excellence in dinner picturing.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:20:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By Quintin:
Out-effin'-standing. 10.


Damn right. Best I've seen in a while. The bar on dinner pics has been raised lately, and I'm REALLY glad that people aren't doing the bullshit anymore. Food, guns, good photography and a thoughtful presentation are where it's at. This one's got it all.


Are you trying to say that my Meal Pics are not deserving of a high ranking?








Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:21:40 PM EST
Those scallops looks damn good!!

10/10 - best I have seen yet!!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:23:39 PM EST
10/10

Best dinner pic ever.


You win the internet.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:23:41 PM EST
Outstanding Photography!
10/10
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:24:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:
No fail at all. Damn NPD...very nice.


Hey btw I'm positive I saw you on either Saturday or Sunday at the station. I was getting out of class.

I've only seen you one other time when Ryan (Kalahnikid) pointed you out to me so I wasn't for sure.



You probably did. I was there one of the days when everyone was leaving. I forget which day it was, though.


I forget too

You were behind the desk and another time I think I saw you in a van.



That was Saturday. We had to go get a so-called "combative" prisoner on a warrant pickup. He was all mouth and no go. He kept verbally intimidating the 4 officers at the dept we picked him up at... Large guy, too, about 6'02, 250. Soon as I walked him to the van, told him I'd show him the warrant before taking off for county jail, and he looks up at all the guys from the other dept, says, "I'm just fuckin' wit' you guys."
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:25:59 PM EST
Don't eat without me! I'll be right over!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:27:08 PM EST
What a jackass.....

Gotta love dealing w/ scum like that day in and day out.

Thankfully it was my last class up there (those chairs in the training room were beginning to get uncomfortable after 8 or so hours).

Anyways...going by the responses I think you could rank one of the best overall dinner pics ever.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:28:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 5:31:47 PM EST by npd233]

Originally Posted By OFFSHORE:
Don't eat without me! I'll be right over!


You'll notice there's plenty of extra - ever since I told Persephone that she has a standing invitation to dinner whenever she's in town, I have to make sure I have an extra serving


Originally Posted By fivepointoh:
What a jackass.....

Gotta love dealing w/ scum like that day in and day out.

Thankfully it was my last class up there (those chairs in the training room were beginning to get uncomfortable after 8 or so hours).

Anyways...going by the responses I think you could rank one of the best overall dinner pics ever.


I have this idea I'm working on right now, something a little different ... I'll let ya know if I end up doing it.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:33:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By Quintin:
Out-effin'-standing. 10.


Damn right. Best I've seen in a while. The bar on dinner pics has been raised lately, and I'm REALLY glad that people aren't doing the bullshit anymore. Food, guns, good photography and a thoughtful presentation are where it's at. This one's got it all.


Are you trying to say that my Meal Pics are not deserving of a high ranking?

img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/roboman/food.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/roboman/BreakfastPic.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/roboman/MVC-043F.jpg




how dare you blaspheme my thread!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:34:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By npd233:

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By Quintin:
Out-effin'-standing. 10.


Damn right. Best I've seen in a while. The bar on dinner pics has been raised lately, and I'm REALLY glad that people aren't doing the bullshit anymore. Food, guns, good photography and a thoughtful presentation are where it's at. This one's got it all.


Are you trying to say that my Meal Pics are not deserving of a high ranking?

img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/roboman/food.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/roboman/BreakfastPic.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/roboman/MVC-043F.jpg




how dare you blaspheme my thread!


Think of it as a way to increase your already-stellar scoring. People will see my heresy and beg for salvation. In that desire they will find your Holy Steaks of +12 Retribution
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:34:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 5:35:29 PM EST by fivepointoh]
^^^What he said....


Idea for dinner pic or idea for getting back a jackass inmates?


ETA: MY first comment was in regards to npd's post...not the one above me.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:37:29 PM EST
WIN


Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:40:20 PM EST
Truely outstanding! 10/10 for the food/prep/presentation, +2 more for the windex rita and remembrance of our dear friend. 12/10... and I don't care what the East German judge thinks.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:42:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By eswanson:
That post is full of win.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:45:03 PM EST
Very nice.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:51:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By fivepointoh:
^^^What he said....


Idea for dinner pic or idea for getting back a jackass inmates?


ETA: MY first comment was in regards to npd's post...not the one above me.



food-related idea.


the prisoner wasn't going to do anything. If he was, he would have done it when they were trying to arrest him in the first place. Once in jail, he just needed to mouth off. The officer I rode over with to get him and I are both very good at talking people down, neither of us likes to fight but we're both good at it. I just explain to them now that I've got this taser with a camera on it and the first time I used it the video didn't come out very clear. I tell them I've been waiting for a chance to try it out again. Nobody ever wants to buy a ticket to that ride.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:55:26 PM EST
10 - and I hate peas

Awesome job, pal
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 5:57:50 PM EST
looks fantastic! the steak looks great, and those are some huge delicious looking scallops!!!

10 easy...

[dane cook]I WANT THAT! Why not me?[/dane cook]
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:07:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
10 - and I hate peas

Awesome job, pal


Thanks, Gabby. I used to hate peas. But I buy the sweet peas, and I've grown to really like them with a little butter & salt. Every once in a while I put in white pepper, too. I should have added that tonight. I overlooked it because I was paying too much attention to making sure the scallops and steak finished cooking at the same time.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:08:48 PM EST
Okay, I have a few problems with it. Those peas...ugh! I hate 'em. Scallops? I'm alergic to shellfish. I would have preferred to see the taters mashed by hand, and not in a mixer However, everything looks great and this was well thought out and presented. Plus, it's my favorite weapons combo- AR+1911.

I give you a 10 sir.

Oh, and:
All of your dinner pics are belonging to me!!!
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:11:22 PM EST
Dam, that looks delicious. 10/10
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 6:12:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2007 6:14:27 PM EST by npd233]

Originally Posted By 70satvert:
Okay, I have a few problems with it. Those peas...ugh! I hate 'em. Scallops? I'm alergic to shellfish. I would have preferred to see the taters mashed by hand, and not in a mixer However, everything looks great and this was well thought out and presented. Plus, it's my favorite weapons combo- AR+1911.

I give you a 10 sir.

Oh, and:
All of your dinner pics are belonging to me!!!


well, do a search.. you'll find a bunch of mine
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