January 23rd, 2012, 05:01 PM #251
banh tet (fried). rice cooked in chicken broth with sautéed chicken, shiitake mushroom, wood ear mushroom and lily flower. that's my new year meal.
January 24th, 2012, 12:03 PM #252
Fisch, that lamb looks decadent with the foie! It must have been delicious.
My first attempt at pork belly after brining it overnight.
Went and bought a digital scale to make the brine with the correct proportions using Thomas Keller's recipe: Leeks, onion, carrots, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns.
Could not find curing salt anywhere locally (the pink stuff with sodium nitrate) - Does anyone know where I can buy it locally?
Now it's cooking in the water bath at 180F for 12 hours. Will chill and press it overnight and tomorrow I'll find out how it turns out.
January 24th, 2012, 11:08 PM #253
quiche Lorraine (that's BACON and gruyère, folks ).
January 25th, 2012, 01:09 AM #254
also, i'm interested to see how that pork belly turns out. i'm a big fan of pork belly. one of the biggest reasons that i didn't turn vegetarian when i was in my mid 20s was that i realized a lot of my favorite vietnamese dishes are made with pork belly. not the same when made with vegan substitutes.
January 25th, 2012, 06:43 PM #255
Cooked pork belly after fast chill in ice bath, refrigerated and pressed overnight.
Can't wait to scrape and spread some of that gel on butter toasted bread and use the rest in a sauce.
Will attempt to create crackling on half of it and will remove the skin on the other half. I'm so prepared to fall on my face...
January 27th, 2012, 12:45 PM #256
The pork belly turned out beyond amazing!! So rich and with a nice crispy skin. Served with mustard vinaigrette and polenta medallion.
Pan seared scallops in butter and truffle oil
Oven roasted pickled beets
Granny Smith Apple spheres sous vide in sugared water and white wine
Hollowed pickled red pepper filled with goat cheese and herbs
Beet juice and watermelon reduction
Port and beef stock reduction
Cream of cauliflower soup
January 28th, 2012, 01:21 AM #257
January 31st, 2012, 01:48 PM #258
Finished the last of the pork belly. I had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner... In a way I'm glad it's gone because it is super rich.
I gotta do this again once my arteries unclog a bit.
January 31st, 2012, 02:58 PM #259
oooh, that looks good, too. i love brussel sprouts.
ya. i don't know if i'll be posting any pics any time soon again. i'm on an eat healthy cleanse.
January 31st, 2012, 03:36 PM #260
I hear you. I need to eventually tone down before I go for my next physical...
John Wayne Special: Two eggs cooked to order and American cheese placed on top of home fries and a tortilla, a smother of Spanish sauce, and sausage patties.
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