Stout Poached Pear

…with Cinnamon Mascarpone Cream, Vanilla Cake Crumble, and Stout Caramel Courtesy of Derrick Peltz (MasterChef 2015 Finalist) Serves 2 INGREDIENTS For the pears 1 (12-ounce/360 ml) bottle Guinness 2 pods star anise 2 cloves 1 tablespoon (7.5 g) ground cinnamon ¼ cup (48 g) sugar 2 fresh pears For the clusters ¼ cup (48 g) granulated sugar 1 tablespoon (12 g) light brown sugar ½ cup (65 g) flour ½ teaspoon (2 g) baking powder ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) salt ½ cup (120 ml) grape seed oil 1 tablespoon (15 ml) pure vanilla extract For the mascarpone cream 4 ounces … Read More

Lamb Lollipops and Spaghetti Squash

Courtesy of Chef Derrick Peltz (MasterChef Finalist 2015) 4 servings INGREDIENTS 12 lamb lollipops (individual chops cut from a Frenched rack) salt to taste pepper to taste 5 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed, divided use 5 sprigs fresh thyme 5 tablespoons butter, divided use For the squash 1 spaghetti squash salt and pepper to taste 1 cup (240 ml) vegetable stock For the mushrooms (in the squash) 12 crimini mushrooms 12 cherry tomatoes ½ cup (63 g) pine nuts ¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil 1/4 cups (60 ml) vegetable stock 1 tablespoon (14 g) unsalted butter salt to taste … Read More

Chilled Banana Pudding

…with Torched Meringue, Walnuts. and Blackstrap Courtesy of Sammy Monsour, Chef/Proprietor, Caliber & Dice, Los Angeles Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 ripe banana, peeled 1 cup (240 ml) whole milk 5 whole eggs, yolks for pudding and whites for meringue ¼ cup (50 g) light brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) pure vanilla extract pinch kosher salt 4 tablespoons (56 g) salted butter, room temperature ¾ cup (144 g) granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) cream of tartar 4 teaspoons (20 ml) blackstrap molasses ¼ cup (30 g) crushed walnuts freshly grated nutmeg, as needed DIRECTIONS For the pudding … Read More

Honey Garlic Wings

Serves 8 to 10 INGREDIENTS 5 pounds (2 kg) chicken wings, split into flats and drumettes 1 tablespoon (15 ml) kosher salt For the sauce ½ large onion, peeled and grated 3 cloves garlic, peeled and pressed ½ cup (120 ml) honey ½ cup (100 g) brown sugar ½ cup (120 ml) soy sauce 2 teaspoons (5 g) dried mustard powder (hot or mild) 4 tablespoons (56 g) butter INSTRUCTIONS Fill and preheat the SousVide Supreme water oven to 170F/77C. Season the wings with the salt and vacuum seal them in cooking pouches in a single layer, using as many … Read More

Chile-Lime Sauce for Grilled Meat

Makes about 2/3 cup Note: This is not a sous vide recipe. It is a fresh accompaniment to sous vide cooked meats, seafood, or poultry. INGREDIENTS 5 fresh jalapeño or Serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon (5 ml) kosher salt 1 white onion, peeled and chopped 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2 limes, for juice ½ cup (4 ounces) extra virgin olive oil DIRECTIONS 1 Put all the ingredients, except the olive oil, into a blender or food processor and pulse to chop. 2. In a slow stream, with the motor running, add the olive oil and … Read More

Coxinhas (Brazilian Chicken Croquettes)

Makes about 24 INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless cut into chunks 2 teaspoons (10ml) seasoning mix (equal parts onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper) 2 tablespoons (28 g) butter 1 onion, peeled and finely diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 bay leaf 1 (8 ounce/228 g) package cream cheese, softened 1 lime, for juice 3 cups (720 ml) chicken broth 3 cups (375 g) flour (plus some for flouring your hands when forming the coxinhas) 2 eggs 2 cups (240 g) very fine bread crumbs Heat stable oil for frying DIRECTIONS To prepare … Read More

Filipino Adobo Pork Belly Steam Buns

…with Sweet and Sour Carrot Slaw Recipe and photo courtesy of Camille Koppenberg (Camille in the Kitchen) INGREDIENTS For the pork belly 1 slab of uncured pork belly salt and pepper For the Sweet and Sour Carrot Slaw 2 cups (200 g) shredded carrot 2 tablespoons (30 ml) apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water 1 tablespoon (12 g) sugar salt sufficient to cover belly ground black pepper to taste For the Filipino Adobo Sticky Sauce ¼ cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons (30 ml) soy sauce 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water 2 tablespoons (30 ml) brown … Read More

Interview: Jack Lucas MasterChef UK Finalist

At just 21, Jack Lucas took the culinary television world in the UK by storm with his good looks and boyish charm.  On a path that is somewhat unusual — from 1st Class Honors at Exeter University (in Geography, no less!) to finalist on MasterChef UK in one giant step–it looks like his culinary star is most definitely on the rise.  We were thrilled that he could recently take time out of a very busy schedule to chat with us about the world of sous vide cooking.  Here’s Jack’s take on it… SVS: We first came across you as a … Read More

Chicken Tikka with Caramelized Onions

Courtesy of Chef Sam Hussain (caférickshaw.com) Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 to 2 ½ pounds (1 kg) boneless chicken breasts 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (50 ml) mustard oil Fresh cilantro/coriander and mint leaves for garnish 4 ounces (120  ml) salted natural yoghurt, for serving For the marinade 3 tablespoons (90 ml) Greek yoghurt 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ground coriander powder 2 tablespoons (30 ml) garam masala 2 tablespoons (30 ml) ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground cayenne pepper or to taste 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Kasuri methi (dry fenugreek) 1 lemon, for juice Salt, to taste 1 handful … Read More

Bratwurst, Weisswurst, Bockwurst

Serves – 4 to 16 people INGREDIENTS 4 to 16 wurst sausage links (bratwurst, weisswurst, bockwurst, boudin, or a mix) Coarse Grainy Mustard or your favorite kind of mustard for serving Buns, if desired DIRECTIONS Fill and preheat the SousVide Supreme to 140F/60C. Put the sausage links in a single layer into cooking pouches (do not overfill) and vacuum seal. Package pre-cooked sausages and fresh sausages in separate pouches. Submerge the pouches in the water oven to cook for at least 1 hour, in the case of cooked sausages, and about 2 to 3 hours in the case of fresh … Read More

Nacatamales Sous Vide

Traditional Honduran and Nicaraguan meat and vegetable­-filled tamales served on Christmas morning. Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the masa (dough) 3 cups (500 g) masa harin 1/2 cup (120 ml) lard or rendered bacon fat, very cold and firm 1-1/2 teaspoons (7.5 ml) salt 1/4 cup (60 ml) naranja agria (sour orange juice)* 2 cups (480 ml) chicken stock For the filling 1-1/2 pounds (680 g) pork butt, diced Salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup (100 g) uncooked rice 4 red potatoes, sliced into thin rounds 1 small onion, peeled and sliced into thin rounds 1 bell pepper, stemmed, cored, … Read More

Last Grill of Summer – Lamb Chops and Summer Veg

Before summer officially turns to fall, there are still a few grilling and eating al fresco days left on the calendar and while beautiful summer vegetables are still coming into the markets here’s a recipe that rolls it all into one.  Try this simple, but delicious recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops and Tian Provencal from popular blogger, Dad Cooks Dinner.  You’ll think you’ve been transported to Peter Mayle’s patio in Provence! Share this Post:Digg this postRecommend on FacebookShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postBookmark in Browser