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Isn't this the truth!
Some critters just can't help themselves.
Bird Selfie, Cockatoo, Brat, Animals Being Bratty
It was only a matter of time.
In a world that has so much hatred every time you turn around, it's nice to see something like this for a change.
God Bless this couple!
#confused Why is it when my account lapsed into standard mode, I got several k hits to my posts. Now that I upgraded, I have a little over just 60 hits? Don't understand this math here.
Today I decided to do up some sauteed scallops. I was going to do them on the smoker but the weather is crappy so indoors it is. I intend to freeze dry these to go along with the current series I am doing on freeze dried foods, so deep frying, did not seem like the best method. Battering, frying, drying, then adding water afterwards makes for soggy breading, ick..... so sautee it is.
I put the scallops into my trusty Cast Iron skillet (no comments on the rust, I am recuring it, besides it adds character.... that's my story and im sticking with it!!! ) and away we go.
For seasonings I used a big spoonful of fresh crushed garlic, some Cajun seasonings, and some Caribbean Jerk seasoning. The CJ was because I was trying to offset the bite a lot of garlic can have at times in scallops. For some reason, when you add a lot of garlic to scallops, they can impart a bitter taste. The CJ gets rid of that. Also being cast iron, until they started to get going, I did not want the scallops sticking to it, so added a big dollop of bacon grease to the pan first and let it coat. (Everything is better with bacon right?)
Scallops are very moist, ok lets just say it, WET. As they start to cook, the pan will fill up with their water. As you will see by the pictures I am going to put on this post, this is not a bad thing. The water gets them all coated, and helps spread the heat evenly through them, and more importantly, gets all the goodness of the spices you added, infused into and cooked into them.
Once they finally get cooking, they will eventually start to boil. This is a GOOD thing. Once they have boiled for about 5 minutes, you know they are cooking, and the spices are flavoring them nicely.
Once they have boiled for a good 5 minutes or so, you know they are about cooked. You want to get the liquid out so you can at the end, braze / sear them, whatever you want to call it, BUT, you don't want to take 20 minutes to boil all that water off. You don't want them to overcook and become rubbery. So what we do now is we pour the majority of the liquid off and leave just a little in the bottom of the pan to finish cooking them.
As the liquid boils down, you want to keep stirring them around, you want them to get a slight braze on them, and the liquid to get thick. Note you do NOT want to cook them dry, this will start burning them, not good, and worse yet, burn all the spices and stuff to your cast iron skillet and make a horrible mess you have to try to clean off afterwards w/o ruining the cure on the skillet. When the liquid starts to look sticky, take the skillet off the heat and use your tongs to remove the scallops and serve em up. You can also use a rubber spatula / flipper to scrape the bottom of the pan as well to get the spices and garlic pieces off too. if you are serving them right off, this makes a great glaze to them.
Oh this is food of the heavens !!!
I am going to freeze dry these scallops to see how they turn out, and how well they re hydrate. I predict they will be awesome, and that will be a later post when I do this to share how they did during the process. This is them laid out on the drying tray to go into the Dryer.
Note: The liquid you poured off, you can use for another batch, or use as a base for a seafood broth or whatever you wish to. It will add tremendous flavor to whatever you put it in. To store it though, you MUST freeze it, being it has seafood in it.
Please feel free to leave comments.
#suggestions I had NO idea my account upgrade was about to expire. You need to let people know or have some sort of auto renew or something. Also, I do not appreciate having to STILL... search for the upgrade, this should be a painfully obvious in plain sight, one click button or something. Not all of us were born with a phone in our hands and know how to instantly find this stuff.
Edit: NO when I was a plain member the upgrade button was NOT right there at the side.
A picture is worth a 1000 words, and a good laugh!
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#bittube extension #wallet #tutorial This is just a quick response video to a member needing help understanding the platform but I figured other new members could use the material also sorry it's not the best video. I'm getting a new set up next month so the content quality should start to increase thank you everybody who has support us my wife will be making content as well as we start diving into the industrial hemp fiber and what we can do with it.
In this video we're going to go over the extension for Firefox the bittubers platform and all the features but then the social media platform in the extension such as ad blocker wallet staking and memberships. If you're new to the platform this is a perfect video for you to watch to really help you understand how to navigate throughout all of what bittube has to offer. If there's something I missed feel free to ask in the comments section below and I will answer quickly.
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