Faux Steak Tartare: Compressed Watermelon with Mango Yolk

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OK, you can blame this post on Alice Lau, Girl in a Food Frenzy and her post “Time to take a bath…a water bath that is…” as she really piqued my interest into Sous Vide and Modernist Cuisine. Now while this isn’t your typical sous vide dish, it is definitely “Under Pressure.” Continue reading

Hubert Keller’s Crab & Avocado Sphere with Watermelon Gazpacho

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Being an equal opportunity recipe thief, we had this dish for dinner tonight. This really is a fabulous dish. Although it is relatively straight forward, it is also rather time consuming for 8 spheres. You can do everything but the spheres ahead of time. Continue reading

Watermelon, Avocado, Shrimp Salad

The 2011 Texas Heat Wave was one of the worst ever on record with DFW experiencing 40 consecutive days over 100 degrees F and more than 70 days over 100 degrees F.  There were rolling brown-outs because of the demand placed upon the electrical grid. Drought conditions made wild fires sweep across the state. Trying to find ways to beat the heat and stay cool was always a chore.  Cooking inside raised the house temperature while grilling outside was unbearable.  Then I stumbled across this simple and refreshing Watermelon, Avocado and Shrimp Salad.  You should try this on a hot summer afternoon with a nice glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. Serves 4.

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