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Ingredients:

One can of cashews
Coconut milk
Sake
coconut extract
one papaya (how does one tell if a papaya is ripe?)
Two butternut squash (probably a bad idea)
a pound of shrimp
two cans pineapple
tumeric (to taste. I never would have guessed that I had a jar of tumeric already. Why do I have a jar of tumeric?)
Cardamom
...and one large durian. Heh. Stinky fruit.

Operation "Fuck up the kitchen" starts tomorrow. Anyone who's eating at my house should probably consider making tomorrow a potluck night, as what I'm prepping could be nearly inedible.

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artfulreggie
Oct. 19th, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
:9
If I recall correctly, don't papayas have similar ripening/taste cycles as bananas? You've to let them sit for a while till they turn slightly discolored.
apryl_knight
Oct. 19th, 2004 03:43 am (UTC)
Leave out the shrimp and I'll eat it....I may get horribly sick afterwards, but I'll eat some of it and tell you what I think. *grin* Perhaps that's a bad idea...

To tell the truth, it sounds kinda interesting. Pineapple and papaya together are yummy. Papayas, by the way, are ripe when they're just slightly soft, but not mushy. You can't tell by color most of the time.
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:16 am (UTC)
I'll set aside a small bowl of the stuff and bake it seperately without shrimp. Butterfly will probably want a bite, too. Except for the Durian. Durian has been *favorably* compared to "eating French custard in a sewer." Hee hee. I don't know how to tell if a durian is ripe. It smells very nice, though. Right now. Before I cut it open, anyway.
apryl_knight
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:26 am (UTC)
Hmmm...well, I can't smell. Wonder if that'll make a difference? Perhaps it would just taste like plain ol' French custard? *grin*

I'm walking around the block with a friend tomorrow, and doing a bit of work on a custom order; I'll drop by y'all's place around 7:30 or 8, if that's ok?
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, that takes away half the fun :( sulk, sulk.
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
You not being able to smell, that is :)
apryl_knight
Oct. 20th, 2004 05:54 pm (UTC)
Well, look at it this way - I thought the food was nummy. *grin* Who knows what might have happened if I could smell...

*hugs*
kt_kat
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC)
You could always have some shrimp on the side...I <3 shrimp...o.o Of course, Sdo will probably be far from the area! XD

Seafood=Cougar repellant, apparently. ^.^; Where'd you pull this recipie from? O.o The pineapple and shrimp seem fine, the rest with it...scares me. *blinks and whimpers for the shrimpies*


spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:00 pm (UTC)
The back of a comic book :) It wasn't so much a recipe as something one of the characters was making.
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spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC)
The indonesian rice thing sounds nice, but that sort of level of complication (cooking four or five dishes at once) really only works if you've got time to prep. Tuesday's our movie night, so I've got about enough time for a casserole, or some soup, or something quick or low-maintainance. Thanks for the link :)
vioxel
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:43 am (UTC)
One can of cashews
Coconut milk

Hey, curry, cool!
Sake

Uh... okay...
coconut extract

Could still be curry. Maybe...
one papaya (how does one tell if a papaya is ripe?)

Oh, I see. It's an exotic desert of some kind. Yummy!
Two butternut squash (probably a bad idea)

Now I'm confused. Maybe if you baked the squash with lots of sugar, you could serve a desert in them. Maybe.
a pound of shrimp

Okay, now you're just making stuff up.
two cans pineapple

These are projectiles, right?
tumeric (to taste. I never would have guessed that I had a jar of tumeric already. Why do I have a jar of tumeric?)
Cardamom

We're back to something Indian. Or middle-eastern. With a Carribean influence. And squash. Lord help us.
...and one large durian. Heh. Stinky fruit.

Is this some kind of initiation? Hazing the plebes?

Let us know how it goes. :-)
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
well, Tumeric is one of the active ingredients in curry powder. And Durian is a tropical fruit. So I'm going for tropical, yes. So overall, sort of a spicy tropical pudding, with shrimp. The original "recipe" (by which I mean "something I saw in a comic book inspired by Iron Chef") used ikkle bitty pumpkins of a specific sort, but I figure butternut squash is sweet enough to substitute (crosses fingers).
sdocat
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:54 am (UTC)
Dude, since we'll be in town for my CM interview, We might as well stop by and ... AHH! What is this your doing? Din't you experiment on us last week? Oh well. Do you happen to have some samwitch blow-dry bits lying around? I'd happily eat that. KT likes shrimp. :: nodnod ::

That, and we made it to the last two movie nights, why not another... we like pain!
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC)
Sorry, Sdo :) I'm asking visitors to bring a little food with them, finances permitting, so there's something edible if I really screw up :)
sdocat
Oct. 19th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, I don't have your email address, only your old work address, and that other one you probably don't check. But if you send me mail I'll get it.. so.. We'll be over a bit early if thats okay, we promise not to bug you too much, but we'll be in town anyway, but be done probably around 5, if not earlier. I know you don't get out till around five, so we'll wait till after that to show up. Maybe bug Cole for a while or something. Anyway, Finances? uhh.. Hopefully soon. But we will rely on the charity of others to avoid.. this.. maybe I'll poke it cautiously.
spottylogic
Oct. 20th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
I haven't changed my work address in a while. My home addy is jvw at io.com. Nice seeing you, as always :)
atalantapendrag
Oct. 19th, 2004 05:30 am (UTC)
Oooo, you're taking the durian plunge?
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
No! If you take a durian plunge, you could get seriously injured! Those things are SHARP!
atalantapendrag
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
They'd make excellent ammunition for a catapult, wouldn't they?

baktre
Oct. 19th, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
I've been honing my appetite for years....and I now see that it was all leading up to THIS MOMENT.

*knots knapkin around forehead*
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC)
Awww...

Iffin' you wanted to stop by the asian grocery store and pick up some frozen pork buns and custard buns, it might not be a bad idea. I've got a bag of pot stickers and a small frozen lasagna if things go *really* wrong...
baktre
Oct. 19th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC)
Good idea, will do. Those will go nicely with or without the rest. :)

...and I can raid the snack section of the asian gorcery again! Myahah!
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
No crunchy fish things >:|

(kidding!)
trolltruk
Oct. 19th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
Please leave out things to make the vege's happy, don't add strange things(well... other than the strange things it calls for.) This dish is going to be interesting :)
*knots knapkin around forehead and bows to baktre*
spottylogic
Oct. 19th, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC)
I'm going to set aside a bowl without the shrimpies for the vegetarians--I have absolutely no idea what the yield on this will be, since the durian is substantially bigger than my head, but may only have a little bit of fruit. (shrugs) we'll see :) You may want to pick up something less risky on your way home, though!
the_october
Oct. 20th, 2004 05:51 am (UTC)
Among the things that make professional scientists wince about science education is that public school science classes very rarely make it clear -- in fact, tend to teach precisely the opposite -- that an 'experiment' is not an established procedure with a defined result, but a test conducted to see what happens. In other words, the only way for an experiment to 'fail' is to provide no new data whatsoever; for an experiment to produce results entirely unlike expectation is itself a form of success.

The durian dish was explicitly intended as an experiment, and, on that basis, succeeded admirably. Certainly I learned some very interesting things about the interior of a durian fruit.
spottylogic
Oct. 20th, 2004 12:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, in that sense, it wasn't a failure at all :) I wanted to cook with the big stinky fruit, see what it was like, and all. So, I learned many new things, or at least many things that were new to me and virtually all of my friends, and the overall experience was neat. Durian is incredibly interesting. However, next time--and there will be a next time, just not this year--I will be following a recipe :)
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