Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Recent hab food: chicken pot pie, a really good beef stew made with jerky (the first one didn't simmer for long enough, and the meat was still chewy), and Matt's chocolate tofu pudding (delicious). Just so's you know.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

As food constraints go, I'd prefer 4 months of meals that come from a pigbox than meals from Mars.

Which one do you think would kill me quicker?

Jen said...

I vote for pig box. Eventually the wrestling of the coals would have to result in a fatal burn.

Kim Binsted said...

Also, you'd gain a million pounds from all that lovely pig fat. Mmm. Pig fat.

I'm trying not to think about it.

Sarah said...

That tofu pudding sounds pretty deadly.

Tim said...

The pig-box goat was a success! Intensely flavorful. Some parts tasted like gamy beef while other sections were more like ungamy lamb. And the skin tastes exactly like pig skin!

The only preparation was to cover the carcass with blended mint leaves, garlic, pepper and olive oil. The rest was easy, and it only took about 4 hours to cook (weight of about 26 pounds.) We had goat strips, goat ribs, goat curry, goat with vinegar and onions, and I am turning the goat bones into goat stock, which will eventually become goat chanko nabe.
www.slate.com/id/2110026/

The only downside: It will probably be days before the goat smell dies back a little. The bottom line: There will be a goat party. Start looking for those horns.

Kim Binsted said...

Sounds glorious. I am considering my horned hat options as I type.

I read the Slate article, and can't help but wonder if the author just got a bad bowl. I think chanko nabe is yummy, in a chunky fish stew kind of way. Not gourmet, but not "exuberantly revolting" either. Jen & Red, what did you think of it?

Kim Binsted said...

Sarah: Actually, the tofu pudding was excellent. Who'd've thought?

Tim said...

As I dive into a second bowl of goat chanko nabe, I can attest that the Slate reviewer either got a bad bowl or needs to unclench a little. What's not to love about daikon, shiitake, tofu, carrots, choy sum and leeks in a sauce heavily flavored with soy sauce and sake? All right, it does help to have lots of sake on the side as well. Still, chanko would be a contender for the heartiest food on planet Earth. Especially when it's loaded with goat. Banzai!!!!

Jen said...

We'd both loved it, but we were both admittedly drunk.