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By Anonymous Modernist 16589
I'm looking to buy some new pots and pans and would like to tap into your knowledege and experiance with them. Which pans tend to yield the best and most consistant results. Same for pots. Any and all recommendations would be greatly appriciated, thank you in advance.
I really want to improve the flavor of my chicken breast so I want to try to inject brine with fat and flavors.
I would like to try brining with some hydrocolloids. The one example I found is this: https://torontofoodlab.com/2013/08/20/meat-tenderizing-with-a-carrageenan-brine/.
However I cannot apply that to my chicken breast because I am cooking it sous vide, so the chicken will not reach the temperature needed for the carrageenan to gel.
I am thinking of using Methyl cellulose, first disperse in hot water, then leave it for 24 hours in the fridge, then add salt, fat and flavors and inject it.
I am afraid that until it reaches the 50C or 60C that the Methyl cellulose needs in order to gel, the liquid will escape.
By Anonymous Modernist 760
Thanks for putting up this forum 🙂
I would like to bake using a combination of sous vide and a conventional oven. Would it be possible to put the dough in a vacuum bag cook it sous vide at 37C for the dough to raise optimal and then put it in a conventional oven?
Olla podrida sous vide
Not rotten pot, but mighty or rich pot! Originated in 16th century Spain, olla poderida became olla podrida and was falsely translated into French as pot-pourri.
For two servings
* 100g Brisket well marbled, cooked SV 48h/55°C, large dice †
* 100g Pork meat well marbled, cooked SV 24h/55°C, large dice †
* 100g Lamb chops without bone, cooked SV 4h/55°C, large dice †
* 100g Chicken breast, cooked SV 2h/58°C, large dice †
* 100g Chorizo, sliced approximately 4mm †
* 125g Chickpeas (garbanzos), soaked overnight in water †
* 1 Onion chopped medium-fine †
* ½ Savoy cabbage approx. 200g cut into pieces, thick leaf veins removed
* ½ Celeriac approx. 200g quartered, sliced about 2mm
* 2 Carrots sliced approximately 120g about 3mm
* 1 Leek approximately 20cm / 100g sliced about 5mm
* Extra virgin olive oil
* Rice bran oil
* Dried parsley qs, aromatic, black pepper
† Beef, pork, lamb and chicken (or at least two kinds of meat) as well as chorizo, chickpeas and onions are mandatory ingredients, other vegetables vary according to desire and availability.
Boil chickpeas in water for 30-60 min.
Sauté onions in olive oil, add chorizo, continue sautéing, add chickpeas including its cooking water, add remaining vegetables, cover and cook to the desired softness, stir from time to time. If additional liquid is needed, you may add Sherry instead of water.
Reduce heat. Season to taste. Add parsley.
In a heavy skillet, sear the meat dice in just smoking hot rice bran oil (very high smoking point allows very quick sear, not overdoing the center of the meat).
Sear one kind of meat at a time and transfer to the pan with the vegetables.
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