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Unusual combinations of ingredients that are unexpectedly good

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by JL_LI, Nov 17, 2020.

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  1. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Friend of Leo's

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    I was just enjoying some organic cheddar and harissa earlier.

    Here's one, the PBJB sandwich:

    Peanut butter, strawberry jam and crisp bacon. (Even better made with cashew butter.)
     
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    Anyone else put Branston pickle and English mustard on their Tuna salad sandwiches? Thought not......

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    Watermelon dusted with menthol cough drop candy powder
     
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    Harissa is like ketchup for Tunisian, they seriously put it everywhere.

    They're also doing couscous with fish rather than veal and lamb (which are often used in original couscous region in central algeria) and it's pretty good also pretty confusing if you're used to standard couscous.

    Marocan do something called pastilla, it's hard to prepare but it implies wild pidgeon/quail, cinnamon, peanut, powdered sugar, and it's damn fine I can't urge people to try a good one.

    In France we have tournedos Rossini (name given in honor of the musicien) which is tournedos and foie gras together and it's amazing.

    Canard à l'orange too, and we put on foie gras fig jam or garlic kind of jam and it add than something on it.
     
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    try peanut butter with sambal
     
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    And I can't tell you how good grape is with specific type of cheese.
     
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    True !

    I was in Barcelona two month ago and I ate this (flowers + strawberry + avocado ice cream + balsamic vinegar with tuna tataki) and the whole was really surprising but really good top.

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    I have a Fig tree and it provides wonderful fruit. Fig Jam with some Lemon zest and Habanero Chilies, OFF THE CHARTS!

    Oh and on a slice of Asiago Cheese............
     
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    Stack it like this:
    Pancake, Bacon, Pancake, Over Easy Eggs, smother in Real Maple Syrup, and a healthy dose of Tabasco Sauce.

    Oh Baby! That's how to start your day!
     
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    A1 sauce on spam
     
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    Peanut butter and gochujang (Korean chili paste) sandwiches are great, especially with a little sprinkle of sesame oil.

    Dino, one of my favorite restaurants in DC (now closed), used to have a dessert that was vanilla gelato topped with thick, syrupy, ancient, sour-cherry-and-tobacco-tasting balsamic vinegar. The combination of flavors was absolutely amazing; it commanded rapt attention.
     
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    Throw a fried egg into the mix and its even better..
     
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    BenGay and anchovies
     
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    Oatmeal with hot sauce or other savory ingredients
     
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    Drink chocolate milk when you're snacking on Cheetos.
     
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    I have no idea why this post made me think of my father.

    GI’s who fought in France brought a taste for French food back from the war. Coffee culture was brought back to Australia by soldiers who fought in Italy. My father was in the marines, island hopping across the Pacific. What he brought back was a taste for ketchup on everything. Ketchup on eggs. Ketchup on steaks and chops. Ketchup on tuna noodle casserole. Ketchup in beef stew. He called it goulash and we ate it over egg noodles. I guess this qualifies as something that somehow works. Thanks for triggering the memory.
     
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    Reading through these posts I thought of something else. I was working in Quebec, the city, and ordered bacon and egg on a bagel for breakfast. I expected a red round thing on top. I was a good few miles north of where bacon comes in strips. What I didn’t expect was an open sandwich on a platter with poutine on the side. What I really didn’t expect was for the sandwich to be doused in maple syrup.
     
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    Lots of peanut butter love here too but I guess I don’t think of it as too unusual. It’s on my essentials of life list.
    Someone mentioned cheese and bananas. Depending on the ripeness of the banana the cheese possibilities can be vast. My last eureka banana moment was one just shy of fully ripe when you can still taste some green flavor paired with a pecorino calabrese.
     
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    Okay.............as a kid, my Mom used to make us grilled cheese (velveeta slices ONLY) with grape jelly on top. Delicious, with a side of tomato soup on a COLD COLD rainy day.

    Not joking. Fantastic.
     
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    When I was a kid my mom would put pork & beans on buttered white bread for my lunch.
     
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