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What's your dinner speciality?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by lsiunsuex, Apr 14, 2017.

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  1. lsiunsuex

    lsiunsuex Low-Roller

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    Built the brick pizza oven (just the yellow brick - the red brick was there) 4 years ago? Watched a ton of youtube videos on different pizza oven styles, how to lay brick, how to mix the mortar, etc... Got it done in 4 days.

    Heat it up with only hard wood for 2 hours - get's over 900 degrees (i've measured, lol) - cooks a pizza in under 2 minutes! Wear welding gloves when working with the pizza, moving logs.

    We make our own dough and pizza sauce - short of slaughtering cows or chickens, everything else is as fresh as we can find it.

    I'm good with cheese and pepperoni but sky's the limit from there. Keeping it "simple" tonight, just the wife and I - but party mode, we'll make 12 or so pizzas in 1 sitting.
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    Basic cheese and pepperoni - my go to.
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    Wife takes over from there and gets a bit more exotic - Olive oil, blackened chicken diced, red pepper and broccoli
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    Taco pizza! Ortega taco sauce, ground beef, corn, red pepper, tomatoes
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    What's your go to dinner ?
     
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  2. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    looks tasty.
     
  3. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Ambitious project, and hopefully satisfying . . . .

    Me, I eat steak or seafood . . . . pizza every once in awhile. Congratulations on your achievement . . .
     
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    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Pretty awesome setup!! Never seen a backyard pizza oven before - yumm - some interesting pizza's:feedme:.

    I noticed what appears to be the shovel/paddle for getting the pizza in/out of that inferno, but curious if the pizza cooks on a special stone or directly on the oven floor?
     
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    Good job...very good work.

    my best meal is a Polish style breaded pork chop that will melt in your mouth.
     
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    always oven floor in a brick oven
     
  7. lsiunsuex

    lsiunsuex Low-Roller

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    It's special brick in that it's fire brick / refractory brick (not generic brick like the red surround you'd use on the side of a house) - but yep! Cook the pizza right on the brick.

    I'll start the fire closer to the front; heat up those bricks first - they'll retain the heat (you can still feel the heat coming off the oven in the morning the next day) - this helps cook the bottom of the pizza

    When it's time to cook, push the wood / chars to the back, brush off the floor of the oven and put the pizza right on it.
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Really nice project you finished there. Looks awesome!

    Thanks for sharing the pics. Those pizzas look GREAT!

    My dinner specialty? Not sure....I love all kinds of food. I lean more nowadays to fresh vegetables, soups, and stews. Any ethnic offerings I'll wholeheartedly try, with the above items in mind.
     
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    :nworthy: Dude, that is AWESOME!!! :nworthy:

    We're rather eclectic around here. We strive for scratch/fresh/local as much as possible, and will take on most anything at least once, most any type of cuisine. I made a sauce yesterday so tonight it's red chile chicken enchiladas, calabacitas, black beans (beans are a huge part of our local ag economy). We keep it simple on Fridays.
     
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    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    It could easily become the one your wife likes - Chicken, broccoli, red pepper, olive oil pizza - just tell us what time to show up :D. Thanks for sharing those pics.
     
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    That's my pizza choice too, but I'm ashamed to admit mine is usually Tombstone. :blah:

    All those pizzas look very tasty! :feedme:
    Thanks for sharing!

    Please send your leftovers to:

    Richard Alpert
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    RICHARD
     
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    Nice!:nworthy:

    What time should I be there?:feedme:
     
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    12 pizzas really. I think u need some help. no anchovies please.
     
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    TableToddyy High-Roller

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    Man I love crispy thin crust too.
    u even put in a dump/ash door. thanks for sharing.
     
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    That looks awesome
     
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    Fantastic!
     
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    Very cool, well done. I'll eat just about any pizza. I'll take care of the drinks.
     
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    You have the set up for the pizza party for sure! Well done! Anything Italian is my specialty. Chicken parmigiana, lasagna, meatballs, ravioli....
     
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    I'll play, turkey ala king with mash potatoes.
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    Mine isn't anything fancy.. but I make a mean Spaghetti sauce. People always love it. And my potato salad is requested by everyone anytime we attend a gathering. Soup is also something I do well. Mostly anything else, my husband cooks. The difference being he enjoys cooking, and I view it as a chore.
     
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