Octopus may not be for everyone but you should at least try it. Its diet of shellfish gives it a mild, delicate flavor that’s slightly sweet. If you like the flavor of a scallop then you will like the flavor of octopus. There are only 2 problems with Octopus. First, its appearance can be off-putting to some folks. Get over it. ;) Second, if not prepared properly it is tasteless and chewy like rubber bands. :o This time I got it right. :)
This post has been a loooonnngggg time coming :o but better late than never. Part of the delay is that I’ve made this dish at least 4 different times but never got the plating shot I wanted. While still not quite what I wanted, this one will work. So, without any further ado, now let me tell you the story behind the dish. :) Continue reading Stefan, Kees, Mimi & Duck Carnitas Sous Vide
Baby Lady and I love lobster. When we went to Maine recently to visit our youngest son, we ate lobster every day we were there. It was lobsterlicious. Nevertheless, variety is the spice of life. So, when we returned from Maine we didn’t eat lobster for a while opting for a variety of other proteins. Well, that ended last night. Can you say umami? Are you hungry?
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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high…I love the summertime, even with the brutal Texas heat. I guess it was about time to get really hot. It’s August after all but you sure can beat the heat with this deliciously refreshing meal. Continue reading Poached Nairagi (Striped Marlin) with Lime Basil Pesto on Tomatoes
How can you possibly go wrong with pork stuffed with pork? Here piggy, piggy, piggy… Continue reading Porchetta Sous Vide
Success! I hate failure, especially in the kitchen. It’s even worse when you see all these reviews telling you a child could do what you failed at. If you can’t tell, the octopus eraser has bothered me ever since I fixed that dreadful meal and I refuse to be beaten by some technical process or a machine. So, determined to learn the process of sous vide with protein, back to the drawing board I went but this time with a little more manageable meat, chicken. As you will see, the result was outstanding. Continue reading Chicken Sous Vide with Sun Dried Tomato, Roasted Poblano & Mint Chutney
A few weeks ago I posted I had just purchased a sous vide machine and was very excited to try it out. Well, I did and do I have a story for you! Continue reading Sous Vide – The Good and the Not So Good