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Old 23rd August 2017, 11:46
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Sometime in the seventies in NZ and maybe else where someone came up with a food combo involving seafood and steak. It was called Beef'n reef. Around the same time someone else trotted out surf'n turf.
I came up with Haddock and Paddock. It still awaits international recognition. Anyway what's wrong with a good old fashioned carpetbag steak. Haven't seen one on a menu for years. Must enquire at my local restaurant about that one.
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Old 23rd August 2017, 23:21
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Sometime in the seventies in NZ and maybe else where someone came up with a food combo involving seafood and steak. It was called Beef'n reef. Around the same time someone else trotted out surf'n turf.
I came up with Haddock and Paddock. It still awaits international recognition. Anyway what's wrong with a good old fashioned carpetbag steak. Haven't seen one on a menu for years. Must enquire at my local restaurant about that one.
G'day, Ronnie, I'm partial to a bit of Haddock (haven't had any for years though), but not too keen on grass! My favourite is trout and stout - a large smoked trout and a pint of Guinness!

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Old 24th August 2017, 00:47
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We had a new cook join the ferry a few years ago and i asked her one day...what's on the menu tonight cookie and she replied...its fish kiev! Well i had never heard of it before but it was actually very tasty and have made it myself at home a few times too.
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Old 24th August 2017, 06:00
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Ronnie, there used to be a restaraunt in Dunedin during the 1950's called the Diamond Grill which specialised in prime beef.
Their Tee bones would challenge any man but their carpet steak was my main choice with its many variations of stuffing.
The Navua paid off for the Christmas and NY period but the engineers stood by and ate lunch and dinner at the Diamond for a couple of weeks. The weight gain was obvious but let's face it we were only that young once.

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Spongebob, the owner of the renowned Diamond Grill was Jack Diamond, an American. I worked/lived on the Wanganella when she was hostel ship for the Manapouri Project at Deep Cove in Fiordland in 1964. JD was Head Chef and I mean Chef, not cook. Saturday evening meal was always T-bone steak, as many as you could eat but only served one at a time. Cray boats used to come alongside and swap crayfish for dry stores so it would be crayfish dinners about once a fortnight, with serving them up one at a time until they were finished. Two Italian pastry cooks and so on. Best feeder I was ever on. Kia ora!
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Kauvaka, your info brings that back to mind, I do recall that the Cafe was owned by an American who knew his steaks . At that time the Union Co used to pay engineers a set live ashore accomodation and victualling allowance but we persuaded the stewards to leave the bedding on our bunks and some basics in the fridge so we were able to cook our own bacon and egg breakfast on the galley stove and dine ashore for lunch and dinner while still finishing ahead on living costs , Squatters on our own vessel !

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Mexican plates include:

- Atropellado = Literally "run over", its flank steak strips.
- Ropa Vieja = "Old clothes", thin beef steaks braised.
- Mancha Manteles = "Tablecloth stainers", chicken in mole sauce.
- Gringa = A female american, a taco made with wheat flour tortilla.

There are loads more.

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Old 24th September 2017, 10:01
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If I had a restaurant I could come up with clam and spam. Or maybe clam and ham or lamb. Or reindeer and eel but then again I'm dyslexic.
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Regarding Lady Gaga, supposedly a "transexual -

- Gringa con Longaniza = Female American with sausage (p3nis)!

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G'day, Ronnie, I'm partial to a bit of Haddock (haven't had any for years though), but not too keen on grass! My favourite is trout and stout - a large smoked trout and a pint of Guinness!

Taff
Taff, there was an Irish chippy at Windsor in Brisbane but it appears to have closed. They imported North Atlantic cod and haddock from the UK.

When I looked them up, I found another one advertising genuine cod, haddock and plaice: Chumley Warner's at Birkdale and North Lakes. I'm going to give the North Lakes one a go when I get the chance.

We are blessed with some great fish in Queensland but it's good to get the old favourites too.

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Perhaps they could not get any potatoes for the chips John T. An Irish friend claims that only the Micks can cook spuds. So I dug some of my jealously guarded crop to entertain with and for her to cook (normally keep the own-garden produce for myself).

Her excuse? "Manx potatoes must be different".

(She is really extremely good in the galley and generously entertains with it too. Therefore I will shoot anyone allowing this report to get to her ears).
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Taff, there was an Irish chippy at Windsor in Brisbane but it appears to have closed. They imported North Atlantic cod and haddock from the UK.

When I looked them up, I found another one advertising genuine cod, haddock and plaice: Chumley Warner's at Birkdale and North Lakes. I'm going to give the North Lakes one a go when I get the chance.

We are blessed with some great fish in Queensland but it's good to get the old favourites too.

John T
There's one down here at Helensvale, John, but too far away from me!

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Old 25th September 2017, 11:03
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Perhaps they could not get any potatoes for the chips John T. An Irish friend claims that only the Micks can cook spuds. So I dug some of my jealously guarded crop to entertain with and for her to cook (normally keep the own-garden produce for myself).

Her excuse? "Manx potatoes must be different".

(She is really extremely good in the galley and generously entertains with it too. Therefore I will shoot anyone allowing this report to get to her ears).
D'you mean, she might cut your ration off, David?

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She knows I don't use that outside the bathroom Taff, I think she'd be about shelling the two veg.
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A Kiwi friend has just come back from a tour of Europe and the UK. The boyfriend is from Oban in Western Scotland. Staying with his parents they dined out one night and on the menu was curry,chips with cheese. Curry and chips are fairly well established in the UK now I believe but add cheese?? Deep fried mars bars were sold in a takeaway up the top of the street from me in a Chinese takeaway in Browns bay. So maybe Scotlands culinary profile has gone through the roof/basement depending on the viewer. Come to think of it. When the kids were little, they used to enjoy deep fried ice cream at a Chinky in Browns bay, Auckland. Nothing new under the sun then.
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Just had a Seniors portion of Haddock,Chips & Mushy Peas in White Horse Cafe in Thirsk...excellent repast without leaving the country or county.

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... and here's me about to roast a duck for dinner. Sounds a bit La-de-dah, but at $14.99 from Aldi, for 2.2 kilos, it's a bloody sight cheaper than steak and far tastier. Crispy skin with the fat running down my chin, washed down with a couple of bottles of Kiwi Squealing Pig Marlborough Sav Blanc - supreme!!

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MINCE AND TATTY BROWN sailed with him a few times
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Sometime in the seventies in NZ and maybe else where someone came up with a food combo involving seafood and steak. It was called Beef'n reef. Around the same time someone else trotted out surf'n turf.
I came up with Haddock and Paddock. It still awaits international recognition. Anyway what's wrong with a good old fashioned carpetbag steak. Haven't seen one on a menu for years. Must enquire at my local restaurant about that one.
I always thought Surf`n`Turf sounded like it had horse connections and the last Carpetbag Steak I enjoyed was in a hotel in Helston back in 1978
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Sometime in the seventies in NZ and maybe else where someone came up with a food combo involving seafood and steak. It was called Beef'n reef. Around the same time someone else trotted out surf'n turf.
I came up with Haddock and Paddock. It still awaits international recognition. Anyway what's wrong with a good old fashioned carpetbag steak. Haven't seen one on a menu for years. Must enquire at my local restaurant about that one.
I always thought Surf`n`Turf sounded like it had horse connections and the last Carpetbag Steak I enjoyed was in a hotel in Helston back in 1978
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Taff, there was an Irish chippy at Windsor in Brisbane but it appears to have closed. They imported North Atlantic cod and haddock from the UK.

When I looked them up, I found another one advertising genuine cod, haddock and plaice: Chumley Warner's at Birkdale and North Lakes. I'm going to give the North Lakes one a go when I get the chance.

We are blessed with some great fish in Queensland but it's good to get the old favourites too.

John T
John, I was living in nearby Ormiston when Chumley Warner started the Birkdale shop in the about 2009/10.
I sampled the imported Haddock which was nice but the chips were soggy. I was told that English me like siggy chips !

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John, I was living in nearby Ormiston when Chumley Warner started the Birkdale shop in the about 2009/10.
I sampled the imported Haddock which was nice but the chips were soggy. I was told that English me like siggy chips !

Bob
"English me like siggy chips"? Reminds me of an exuberant Spanish cook I sailed with. He was always doing rice and bloody pasta so I asked him when were going to get some spuds instead of foreign muck. He threw a pan in the air and cried: "Dis Inglis, dis patatas!"

I like all kinds of chips, crisp and soggy. When I was a kid, there was a fish and chip van came round every night and his chips were dripping in fat and bent like rubber - delicious. Later when I was a lighthouse keeper, I ate so many chips they called me "Square Ar$e Jack".

Dunno if all English people like soggy chips though, probably not.

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Old 31st May 2018, 05:36
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John, you a light house keeper, we didn't know that, no wonder you hold a candle for Nigella!

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Old 31st May 2018, 07:42
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Sí Bob, dis inglis, dis farero! Who wouldn't love to be under Nigella on a spiral staircase?

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Sounds like a novel way of getting screwed, loves roundabout like.

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