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  1. My casserole looked the same as others on this thread, but I've got to say: these slow roasted tomatoes are absolutely fabulous! If you haven't tried this, you wouldn't know how out of this world they are.
  2. Beef for stir fry

    OK @FeChef, what do you use to tenderize beef?
  3. Beef for stir fry

    What cut of beef do you use for stir fry? Do you use marinade to tendertize it? What's in the marinade?
  4. Prepping Ahead - Yea or Nay?

    @Fernwood, I have always cut Monterey Jack or Mozzarella into large chunks (which will fit in the feed tube) and put those in the freezer for 20-30 minutes. Then the cheese is hard enough to shred well with the Cuisinart medium shredding blade. Give the blade a quick rinse under hot water to remove any stuck lumps and put as is into the dishwasher.
  5. Sous vide Chinese long beans

    Sarah James Essential Sous Vide has a recipe for slow-braised green beans which takes 3 hours at 183F. She also has a recipe for green beans which takes 1 hour at 183F. Has anyone done Chinese long beans sous vide? How long? Also, when eating out at Chinese restaurants, one dish I always ordered was long beans with red pepper. What is the relationship between how much heat one puts into the bag vs. what comes out? E.g. for many things, one needs less spice for sous vide cooking.
  6. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    @Shelby, looks yummy. What is a CSO?
  7. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Pizza. Homemade dough, tomato jam, fresh mozzarella, freshly ground parmesan.
  8. Oops, I forgot to mention that this is the best conversion table I've found yet www.chefs-resources.com/culinary-conversions-calculators-and-capacities/dry-spice-yields/
  9. I used to have one of those scales. It could measure an amount, but one was unable to add a few grains of spice (or tea leaves) and have the scale re-calibrate. So I tossed it.
  10. @rotuts, why the worry about a double set of gloves? Which part has the possible contamination?
  11. There's a rub for the chicken, @Anna N. Has paprika, cumin, mustard, fennel seed, black pepper and a little olive oil.
  12. Does anyone have a conversion table between whole spice volume and ground spice volume? (An internet search produced some very short lists, some of which were obviously false. Perhaps I'm not using the right terms?)
  13. Here's a nice recipe for Chicken with Mint sauce and I'm looking to prep a chicken for tomorrow. I've been wondering whether I could apply this rub under the skin (rather than on top of the skin) for greater flavour?
  14. Fruit turnovers

    This afternoon, I am planning to make some turnovers with commercial frozen puff pastry. I have some perfectly ripe peaches and blueberries. And a splash of maple syrup. I wasn't actually planning on cooking the fruit. Should I? I'm wondering if there is some powder I could lightly sprinkle on top of the fruit to keep it from getting too wet?
  15. In preparation for a potluck (perhaps a bit excessively), I used my new Joule and made a few recipes. Thanks to this post, I referenced some new cookbooks. The first I have had for several months, though as I have made many items, I didn't end up choosing many from that source. The second was from the library, so it became my focus. From THE COMPLETE SOUS VIDE COOKBOOK by Chris McDonald, Canadian ex-restaurateur, I made Aloo Gobi with cauliflower, russet potatoes, garlic, jalapeno, ginger, coconut milk, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and turmeric. Then from SOUS VIDE AT HOME: THE MODERN TECHNIQUE FOR PERFECTLY COOKED MEALS by Lisa Fetterman, I made Pork Rib Adobo. Marinated with cider vinegar, fish sauce, soy sauce, garlic, jalapeno, brown sugar, bay leaf, and black pepper. Then sous vide at 158F for 12 hours. Coffee-Spiced Pork Tenderloin Rubbed with ground coffee, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, cayenne. Then wrapped with cellophane. Then sous vide at 134.6F for 1 hour. Then seared a bit less than one minute per side. Red Cabbage, Apple and Pecans. Red cabbage, dried cherries soaked in orange juice, apples, mustard and honey dressing with sprinkled with freshly roasted pecans. Carne Asada (Skirt Steak) with Chimichurri Sauce. Meat rubbed with cumin, sous vide at 130F for 21 hours. Chimichurri: garlic, shallot, jalapeno, wine vinegar, fresh oregano, marjoram, cilantro, parsley, cumin, black pepper. Jerk Chicken Wings. Marinated with green onion, habanero, ginger, garlic, fresh thyme, nutmeg, brown sugar, soy sauce, and lime juice. Then sous vide at 170.6F for 2 hours, then broiled to make a crust. And a couple of other non sous vide items. A pomegranate, avocado, lime and mint salad.