What's Cooking? January 2022

Make us drool with your successful dishes. We’ll commiserate with your failures.

Pics/recipes appreciated!


Made spinach and Oaxaca cheese enchiladas and baked then in my chimenea. They got a great smokey flavor and cooked in about 20 minutes.


Shrimp po’ boy night with @Scott_Blevins and @NickWebb.

  • Homemade NOLA-syle rolls. These are slightly chewy, like you’d expect of a baguette, which is great for a seafood po’ boy. I use a different hoagie recipe for Philly Cheesesteak, but it isn’t chewy. Both are enriched doughs. But the NOLA roll uses bread flour instead of AP, which probaby accounts for the difference in texture.
  • Nick made the remoulade.
  • The shrimp stay crispy-crunchy because the beer batter uses White Lily flour (low protein) and is kept very cold before the frying.

Been trying a No Sugar No Grain way of eating and this sausage crust deep dish Chicago style pizza was a recipe that popped up.

Meat and cheese, I see nothing wrong with that!


Being from Chicago, this really gets my attention, lol!

I’ve done meatza before, but not a deep dish so I have to ask…

I have found that you have to be careful with the selection of sausage that you use because it can easily overpower the other topping flavors.
Did that happen with the deep dish version?

There was enough cheese to counteract that, and I threw in pepperoni for good measure :grin:.


Thank you!

Bringing the Wheat to Settlers of Catan tonight.


Cinnamon pecan dessert tamales.


@Scott_Blevins and I tackled our first stamped cookies. Basically, Nick home from college = me cooking.


Bánh Tráng Nướng, also known as Vietnamese pizza.

It’s a quick and awesome snack.

Spring roll rice paper, dry not soaked
Chili oil
1/2 a beaten egg
Bean sprouts
Green onion
A small amount of mozzarella

Cook in a non stick pan on medium until the rice paper is crispy and the egg is mostly set.

Top with Sriracha and kewpie mayo


Didn’t get pics, but I made a meat-free meatloaf that turned out quite good.

Meat Free Meatloaf

1 lb Beyond Beef (ground)
1 lb Impossible Sausage (savory, but the spicy is also good)
1 cup oatmeal
1 egg
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 tsp Herbes de Provence (or Italian seasoning)
1 Tbl Worchestershire Sauce

Combine all but catsup (hands works best) until well blended. Shape into a loaf. Baste with catsup and bake @350 for 50 minutes.

For a kicked-up, spicy version, use the spicy style meatless sausage and baste with Whataburger Spicy catsup or catsup with some sriracha (aka awesome sauce) mixed in.