The Dudes White Russian Cocktail

 

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The DUDE Fixes Himself His Favorite Cocktail

A CAUCASIAN

Better Known as a WHITE RUSSIAN

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Dudes Army Base Stew Recipe

ARMY BASE STEW
 
 
 
 

LEARN HOW to MAKE KOREAN ARMY BASE STEW
 
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ARMY BASE STEW

Ingredients

for the dashi stock:

  • 6 cups water
  • 1-2 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 6 dried anchovies, head and innards removed (if you can’t find dried anchovies, substitute 3 tbsp fish sauce)
  • 1 sheet dried kelp (kombu)
  • for sauce:
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Korean red pepper paste (gochujang)
  • 1-2 tbsp Korean red pepper powder (gochugaru) (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine (optional)
  • generous pinch black pepper (optional)
  • for the stew:
  • 1 cup cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped kimchi, well-fermented
  • 2 scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 2 hot dogs or 2 oz Polish kielbasa, sliced
  • 4 oz Spam (1/3 can, or more if you prefer)
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup dduk (Korean rice cakes, optional)
  • 4-6 oz tofu, sliced (1/2 package, optional)
  • 1/4 cup baked beans (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 1-2 packets ramen
  • slices of white American cheese or mozzarella, for topping

Instructions :

  1. If using duk, place it in a bowl with plenty of cold water and let soak while you prepare everything else.
  2. Prepare the stock. Combine 6 cups water, mushrooms, anchovies, and dried kelp in a large 5-6 quart pot, or a hot pot if you have one. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and let simmer for 5 minutes, then remove kelp. If using anchovies, let simmer for another 5 minutes, then remove anchovies.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the sauce ingredients (garlic, gochujang, gochugaru, soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, and pepper) in a small bowl.
  4. Place the cabbage, onion, kimchi, scallions, and sliced meat into the simmering broth, then place the ground beef in the center. If using, also add the dduk, sliced tofu, beans, and mushrooms. Pour the sauce over top. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes, or until ground beef is cooked. Stir the ground beef to break it up into smaller pieces. You can leave the other ingredients in a ring around the beef for presentation, or just mix it all up.
  5. Add the ramen to the center of the broth and cook for 2-3 minutes more, until noodles are soft. Top with American cheese or mozzarella if desired, and enjoy immediately!
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My First Lebowskifest

 

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BIG LEBOWSKIFEST  August 16, 2011 

     Hammerstien Ballroom, August 16, 2011,  Fans of Jeff Bridges and the Greatest Cult Movie of 

All-Time, The “BIG LEBOWSKI” were treated to a special treat last night in New York City.

It was the First Ever Cast Reunion of the Major Players of the Coen Brothers Masterpiece.

    On hand for a Q&A prior to a World Premier Screening of the Big Lebowski Blueray Special Addition, were none other than the DUDE Himself, “Jeff Bridges,” his sidekick Walter “John Goodman” and New York Actors of the cast; Steve Buscemi (Donny), Julianna Moore (Maud), and 

“The Jesus,” John Turturro …. Musical Director, Tbone Burnett was also on hand as he and Jeff Bridges are in Town to promote Jeff Bridges first album to coincide with the Lebowski Blueray release. Some Full-On Promotion. Burnett produced the album.

      Well there was a lot of energy in the air, 5,000 Urban Achievers and Amateurs, many dressed as their favorite characters; most of which there were many a “Dude,” a bunch of “Walters,” Maude’s, a few “The Jesus’s,”  I saw one Cowboy Stranger (ala Sam Elliot), no Milionaere Lebowski’s, a few “Donny’s,” No Jackie Treehorn’s, but a Few Nylist’s, and no Bunny Lebowski’s.

     Anyway, the costumes were all great, but most of all was the energy and Good-Time-Dude-Mood filled the Air. It was electrifying.

     As for the festivities. The Q&A was a bit of a Let-Down, I’m very sorry to say, Being such a Biog Lebowski Fan, Lover of the movie and such wonderful actors as Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. The Q&A didn’t hit it on the mark, and was not as great as I thought it would be. It was a bit Flat, but I enjoyed it never-the-less, just to be able to see Jeff Bridges, Julianna, John Goodman, Buscemi, Tbone, and John Turturro Live and on stage together was enough for me and any True Fan of the Dude, despite its shortcomings, “We All Loved It.”

     At first, I was thinking about leaving after the Live stuff and not watching the Screening of the Movie. I’ve seen it 30 times. But  I stepped back and though, hey you don’t do this every day. Here i am with thousands of other like-minded fellow “Achievers.” I can’t let this moment pass me by. I just gotta watch the Big Lebowski with 5,000 Fellow Lebowski-Heads. So I stayed. And glad i did. It was a blast, and all Rocky Horror Picture Show, thousands screamed out all the famous lines; “Shut the Fuck Up Donny,” Got Any Kahlua?, “What About the Fuckin Toe?,” “He Fixes the Cable?,” What Coitus?, You brought a Pomeranian Bowling?, “It Really Tied the Room Together,” “He Peed on Your Fuckin Rug,” “Obbiously You’re Not a Golfer, and on and on. It was hilarious, a Great Time, and a way for 5,000 Dude Lovers to forget about the Stock Market, The Shitty Economy, and any other of their troubles. “The Dude Would.”

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Julianna Moore “MAUDE”JEFF BRIDGES “The DUDE” and JOHN GOODMAN “WALTER”

at LEBOWSKIFEST NEW YORK August 16, 2011

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The Dude’s Big Lebowski Spam & Egg Sandwich Recipe

 

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SPAM

Spam? Yes Spam! Here we go again, one of The Dudes all-time favorites from childhood. His Mom always had some in the cupboard where she would pull some out and serve it up with Scrambled or Fried Eggs if she was all out of fresh Polish Kielbasa, which the Lebowski’s liked best, but they always had a good old can of Spam on hand just in case they needed it. Little Jeffrey really loved the taste and still does till this very day. And like his Mom, The Dude always has a can or two on hand right next to the Tuna in the cupboard. It’s there if he has to make something good and tasty in a pinch. The Dude also always has eggs in the frig, so if he doesn’t have anything else, The Dude always has of course the Tuna, a can or two of Spam, and Eggs, so he can always have a plate of tasty Fried Eggs & Spam. Yumm!!! It’s a good thing to do, so make sure you do as the Dude and always have a can on hand too, along with; butter, canned Tuna, Eggs, and Spam, Ramen, Mustard, and Mayo and you’ll never go hungry. Oh, yes, and you just know that along with Potato Chips and canned Tuna, The Dude subsisted on Spam as one of his main staple-foods during his illustrious college days of yore. The Dude’s Mom was always very kind and considerate during the Dudes college years, sending many Care Packages to her son Jeffrey. The care packages always filled with cans of Tuna, Spam, packages ofSpaghetti, Jars of Tomato Sauce, Twinkies, and Ring Dings. What a nice Mom that Mrs. Lebowski was, and still is to this day.

Yes “SPAM?” Spam is somewhat of a social food phenomenon of the U.S., especially in the great state of Hawaii where it is it is as Hawaiian as Apple Pie is American.

Spam is a pork based Ham-Type product that was developed during World War II to help to feed both Soldiers and civilians during the Second World War. Spam the brand is not all that economical compared to other meats or meat product. However, used in the proper manner with other ingredient and compared to going out to eat a Breakfast or Lunch out, the use of Spam or other similar product can prove to be quite inexpensive and a great saver of Money, something the Dude always keeps in mind when shopping and cooking his meals. The price per pound of Spam does make it a bit expensive compared to buying a larger piece of real ham or a fresh piece of pork. The latest price we’ve seen was $3.59 for a 12 oz. can.

There are other products that are almost the same as Spam and cost far less, and The Dude usually buys a brand from Holland that you can get in most markets in Chinatown in LA or New York for $1.59 for the same 12 oz. can. A savings of $2.00, that’s quite good.

One of the best meals to make from Spam and one of the Dudes personal favorites, is to slice and fry two pieces of Spam and serve with either dry-seasoned Ramen Noodles and or two Fried or Scrambled Eggs. Nuff said.

 

 

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SPAM DISHES

So as the Dude has already pointed out, simply frying up some Spam and a couple eggs is one of his favorite of all his Spam-Dishes. Fried Eggs or Scramble depending on The Dudes mood, these are all good for The Dude in whatever mood. Also pretty much the same thing but on a roll is a Spam and Egg Sandwich. You get yourself a nice Hard Roll (or Bread), fry up a couple slices of Spam and fry or scramble 1 or 2 eggs, plop them on your roll or between two slices of bread and “Voila” you’ve got yourself a tasty Duder Spam & Egg Sandwich. And yes if you want to Guild the Lilly as they say, yes you can throw on a slice of cheese.

 

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DUDE’S SPAM & EGG SANDWICH

This one on an English Muffin

Supposedly there are tons of ways to cook and utilize Spam. There are books written on the subject. Booklets anyways. Dude knows this, but he likes to keep it simple and the few Spam preparations he makes are so tasty and satisfying, the Dude doesn’t see any reason to mess with a whole bunch of others. So the Dude eats the Spam in two different ways, either as is in the just mentioned sandwich, simply 2 slices of Fried Spam with 2 eggs, or he throws Ramen into the mix, in which he’ll have on a plate, a portion of Ramen seasoned with salt, pepper, and Sesame Oil, 1 Fried Egg, and a slice or two of fried Spam. That’s it, nice, simply, and easy, and of course, tasty as can be. Walter likes em too, as the Spam in the can reminds Walter of his days in “Nam,” (Vietnam) and the K-Rations the soldiers were given to eat in the field.

 

SPAM & RAMEN alla DUDERINO

Dude invented this tasty little dish one day when he was hungry for mid-afternoon lunch. He made it with some favorites that he always has on hand; Eggs, Spam, Peas, and Ramen Noodles of course. It’s right quick (12 minutes) to make and tasty as can be, and you know The Dude just wouldn’t have it any other way.

INGREDIENTS :

1 package Ramen Noodles

1 Extra Large Egg

2 slices Spam

¼ cup frozen Peas

3 tablespoons Olive Oil, Salt & Black Pepper

¼ teaspoon Maggi’s Sauce, 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil

Hot Sauce, optional

Cook Spam in olive in a frying pan, 2 minutes on each side until nicely browned over medium heat.

Remove Spam from pan and set aside. Beat an egg in a small bowl with a pinch of salt & pepper and cook in the pan the spam cooked in until eggs are cooked through.

Cook Ramen in boiling water according directions on pack-age. Cut Spam into small squares and add to pan. Add peas to pan and cook 1 minute. Turn heat off.

Drain Ramen from water and add to pan. Add Maggi’s Sauce and Sesame Oil to pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste, mix all ingredients and serve.

 

 

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DUDE’S   “RAMEN & SPAM”

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