Monday, October 08, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
This salad is a composite of random things I had in the refrigerator. Organic mixed greens. Strawberries (sliced). Chicken scraps (sauteed with salt and pepper in a little canola oil).
The vinaigrette is made from reduced orange juice I had leftover that I didn't feel like drinking. I mixed it with a small amount of honey and mustard (to emulsify), along with a little walnut oil. Read a little about about emulsions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emulsification
Remember to season your salad with a little salt and/or pepper. After all, the word salad does come from the Latin word salata, which means "salted".
Friday, June 29, 2007
Juevos rancheros: white onion, fire roasted tomato, jalapeno, salt, pepper and a little cilantro broken in pieces (over a fried egg)...you saw it right, there's some nan indian bread thrown in there. I think this dish could have turned out better with some cheese component.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
These are traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Inside a spring roll wrap includes fresh daikon, carrot, English cucumber and red bell peppers all cut to julienne both with a knife and Japanese mandolin. The roll also contains vermicelli noodles that have been infused with sweet chili sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil. It can be served with a little sweet chili sauce.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Some stuff I made on Easter...
Potato crisps with creamy spicy sauce and some beef loin...
The potato crisps were prepared by thinly slicing a russet potato and frying in canola oil at 325 degrees. My came out slightly too dark in the photograph, I think. I sprinkled a little bit of salt on them right after they came out of the oil so the salt would adhere to the crisp.
The creamy spicey sauce is basically a homemade mayonnaise made with canola oil, eggs, lemon juice, salt and pepper blended with red chili sauce. This creates a creamy mayonnaise sauce with a nice spiciness.
I sauteed the beef loin using a medium skillet with some canola oil. I cooked it rare. Just a little salt and pepper to season...that's it.