Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

sous vide

sous vide
Originally uploaded by chuborupert
I figured I would try my hand at a different style of cooking, I've never done this before, and I'm not sure It was worth the effort. The end product was good, but I'm not sure It wouldn't have also been good in a more traditional way of cooking. Having said that of all the indredients the carrot came out the winner in taste.

I put
Veal shanks
bell pepper,

sous vide


sous vide

olive oil,
salt and

In a ziplock bag, evacuated all the air and placed it in pot with simmering water

sous vide

I cooked it for 90 minutes then browned the shanks in a pan.
I didn't get any good pictures of the final product. the meat and vegetables take on a strong herb flavor cooking this way. Very similar to confited vegetables. I will contradict myself and say that I may try to cook some more vegetables this way.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Date night dinner

plated and mid dinner
Originally uploaded by chuborupert

My wife and I are trying to have one quiet dinner a week when both the kids are at practice simultaneously.

Last week we went out, this week I cooked. I stopped at the supermarket on the way home and settled on some lamb shoulder chops with zuchini and radichio. I hollowed out the zuchini and sauteed the removed portion with garlic, shallots, parsley, lime zest, epazote, salt, clove, allspice and pepper. I deglazed the pan with water and oyster sauce.

hollowed out

I then blanched the hollowed out portion and stuffed them back with the sauteed portion. Then finished it in the oven.

blanched and filled

I marinated the lamb in garlic, salt, sugar, parsley, pepper, and lime zest with olive oil and lime juice.

marinating lamb

I then pan fried it on high heat and finished it in the oven at 400 deg f, for 8 minutes (because 10 sounded too long)

pan seared lamb

I then let it rest, as I prepped the radichio

the lamb resting

I cleaned the radichio and decided to serve it warm and dressed.


I dressed it in the leftover zuchini sautee and the lamb marinade. I warmed it in the pan the lamb came out of the oven in.

looks good

I served it with shaved parmesan

warm radichio salad

We served dinner with a wine of my wifes choice, very good

Date night

Over all a great dinner.

Thursday, January 8, 2009