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MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
Tajin is a Mexican spice blend with mild chiles, salt and powdered citric juice. The flavor is lime-forward with a very slightly warm finish.
You call it a spice blend, we call it junk food that at best gets put on fruit, and at worse it gets mixed with sweet and other hot sauces to make alcoholic and not-alcoholic drinks or to make the already bad for you chips even worse . Cool to see it used as actual seasoning in a serious dish!
 

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Dannyalcatraz

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You call it a spice blend, we call it junk food that at best gets put on fruit, and at worse it gets mixed with sweet and other hot sauces to make alcoholic and not-alcoholic drinks or to make the already bad for you chips even worse . Cool to see it used as actual seasoning in a serious dish!
Well, no commercial spice mix is as good as mixing your own, health wise, but I wouldn’t call them junk food!

FWIW, I’ve now had it on buttered, toasted sourdough 3 times, and it really plays nicely with it. I’d love to try that as the basis for some kind of chicken or turkey sandwich, but it will gave to wait, ‘cause I’m out.

Might give that open-faced sandwich a second try, aiming for something closer to an Eggs Benedict.

Orrrrr…maybe something like a breakfast burrito! Cheesy scrambled egg, ham & green onion rolled in the pita. Salsa.
 
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Zardnaar

Legend
Chicken salad on tortillas cut up into "pizza" slices.

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Wife's new favorite.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I didn’t take a pic, but I cooked a couple Cajun sausages this morning while I made my breakfast. Just boiled (just enough water to cover them, plus a little salt and butter) for 20 and then set on a hot pan to get a little char on the skin, then wrapped in foil to rest.

For lunch, and again for dinner (on my lunch break), I heated up 1 sausage, toasted a sandwich roll, spread some mustard, added a thin slice of cheese, and went to town. Delicious.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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Scrambled egg patty with American & smoked Gouda cheese, seasoned with Tajin, black pepper, and parsley.

2 pieces of sliced Black Forest ham

Toasted, buttered pita

Topped with a smear of roasted pepper salsa and sliced green onions
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Lockdown restrictions eased to went for a twoule walk to get some groceries.

On the way the local convenience store was selling ies so thought I would check them out.

Vegan Kumara (sweet potato) and cashew nut.
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Bloody good pie actually. Had some spices in it reminding me of an Indian pie eg butter chicken or may a chicken green curry pie.
 



Zardnaar

Legend
Limited reopening and after 4 days decided to get takeaways at one of our favorite Fish and Chip shops.

Steak and Egg burger.

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And the fry up. Chips, meat patties and a hot dog (NZ style).

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Wife ordered a chicken fried rice.

I was gagging for not chicken but everything was very average to the point the local convenience store with it's heating bins served up better hotdog and chips.

Theeat pattie was exactly that. A thin deep fried beef burger patties. Growing up they were over an inch thick home made pattie with onions and potatoes on top battered and fried.

Wife's was very bland as well. Chips were ok along with the burger but nothing spectacular.
 


Dannyalcatraz

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@Dannyalcatraz idk if this would be interesting for you.


USian in exile here discussing it food. What you order might be different to what you expect.

And I can't defend our "Mexican" food.
Nifty!

Some of what she says about American cuisine is slightly overgeneralized. There’s enough Mexican, California-Mex, New Mexican and Tex-Mex seafood out there that I wouldn’t be surprised to find squid tacos SOMEWHERE. Hell, Miami or some of the big fusion cuisine strongholds here probably have then too. But Mexico itself I know for a fact has commercial squid fisheries, and they’re eating them in SOMETHING.

They’re not as common as when I was a kid, but we also have small pancakes here, usually called “dollar” pancakes. That’s it the price, they’re so named because they’re closer in size to (but still larger than) our old silver dollar currency.

I’m pretty familiar with all kinds of hand pies from many world cuisines, which are what you have in NZ. I have to ask, though, is there ANY kind of sweet pie there, hand or otherwise? Mask because pies are among my favorite desserts.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Nifty!

Some of what she says about American cuisine is slightly overgeneralized. There’s enough Mexican, California-Mex, New Mexican and Tex-Mex seafood out there that I wouldn’t be surprised to find squid tacos SOMEWHERE. Hell, Miami or some of the big fusion cuisine strongholds here probably have then too. But Mexico itself I know for a fact has commercial squid fisheries, and they’re eating them in SOMETHING.

They’re not as common as when I was a kid, but we also have small pancakes here, usually called “dollar” pancakes. That’s it the price, they’re so named because they’re closer in size to (but still larger than) our old silver dollar currency.

I’m pretty familiar with all kinds of hand pies from many world cuisines, which are what you have in NZ. I have to ask, though, is there ANY kind of sweet pie there, hand or otherwise? Mask because pies are among my favorite desserts.

They're not common but you can get apple and fruit pies at supermarkets.

As a kid my school sold an stewed apple pie in savory pastry vs sweet pasty it was tasty.

Apple crumble way more common as a dessert.
 

MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
Some of what she says about American cuisine is slightly overgeneralized. There’s enough Mexican, California-Mex, New Mexican and Tex-Mex seafood out there that I wouldn’t be surprised to find squid tacos SOMEWHERE. Hell, Miami or some of the big fusion cuisine strongholds here probably have then too. But Mexico itself I know for a fact has commercial squid fisheries, and they’re eating them in SOMETHING.
Funny thing, here in fact we don't have squid tacos. Seafood is traditionally eaten with bread, salad cookies and tostadas. Though we can also have quesadillas and "empanadas" made of seafood. But no tacos. Though to be fair, I live in the country's center where we are infamous for putting everything and anything inside a bolillo (French style bread) to the point of it being a crime against cuisine and against nature, so take this with a grain of salt.
They’re not as common as when I was a kid, but we also have small pancakes here, usually called “dollar” pancakes. That’s it the price, they’re so named because they’re closer in size to (but still larger than) our old silver dollar currency.
We have those too in here. They are popular in kid's menus in restaurants, specially -but not limited to- "Chinese style caffés".
 

Zardnaar

Legend
The small pancakes here are pikelets. They're Scottish origin afaik.


Childhood memories when mum made pancakes I got pikelets.

Didn't really have pancakes until age 21 or so American style closer to 30.

Might also be a regional thing more Scots proportionally in the South Island vs English North. Great Grandad (maternal) was Scottish.
 
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Dannyalcatraz

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Funny thing, here in fact we don't have squid tacos. Seafood is traditionally eaten with bread, salad cookies and tostadas. Though we can also have quesadillas and "empanadas" made of seafood. But no tacos. Though to be fair, I live in the country's center where we are infamous for putting everything and anything inside a bolillo (French style bread) to the point of it being a crime against cuisine and against nature, so take this with a grain of salt.

We have those too in here. They are popular in kid's menus in restaurants, specially -but not limited to- "Chinese style caffés".
I had some grilled giant octopus appetizer with friends at a particular Greek place a few years ago. Surprisingly, it actually tasted a LOT like chicken fajitas I have gotten in some of the local Tex-Amex joints.

Shocked the hell out of me- I’ve had octopus a lot of different ways, and never had that @tastes like chicken” experience before. (Or since, for that matter.)
 

Cadence

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Trying out the Finnish cookbook I got not long ago. Mykyja (lemon dessert dumplings) in Vadelmakiisseli (raspberry soup). This is right off the stove with whipped cream and would be great on a cold day. Will try it chilled later. Used chopped pumpkin seeds instead of chopped almonds because of a nut allergy in the house.

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Dannyalcatraz

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Trying out the Finnish cookbook I got not long ago. Mykyja (lemon dessert dumplings) in Vadelmakiisseli (raspberry soup). This is right off the stove with whipped cream and would be great on a cold day. Will try it chilled later. Used chopped pumpkin seeds instead of chopped almonds because of a nut allergy in the house.

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I would eat that…and might not share!
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Trying out the Finnish cookbook I got not long ago. Mykyja (lemon dessert dumplings) in Vadelmakiisseli (raspberry soup). This is right off the stove with whipped cream and would be great on a cold day. Will try it chilled later. Used chopped pumpkin seeds instead of chopped almonds because of a nut allergy in the house.

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Looks bloody good.

My sister made these for father's day with her daughter in lockdown.

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Grandma food. Chocolate donuts not such a thing here but chocolate eclairs are a ye olde traditional thing.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Looks bloody good.

My sister made these for father's day with her daughter in lockdown.

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Grandma food. Chocolate donuts not such a thing here but chocolate eclairs are a ye olde traditional thing.
In Louisiana, we make chocolate eclairs with chocolate flavored filling.

And shortly pre-pandemic, I had stumbled on an asian-owned bakery that filled theirs with whatever you wanted, because they didn’t fill them until they were ordered. Kinda nifty, IMHO.
 

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