Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring is Coming!!!

English Pea Puree
Freshly shuck English peas keeping the pods to make pea water. To make pea water put the pea pods in a stainless steel bowl with cold water, enough water  to come up about a quarter of the way up the pods. Tightly cover the bowl with a few layers of plastic wrap and one layer of foil. Cook the pea water double boil style, placing the covered bowl on top of a boiling pot of water and cook the pea pods for 35 minutes. Take off the bowl and set aside to cool to room temperature. To make the pea puree double shuck the peas and reserve the pea skins for another component, blanch the double shucked peas until tender in salted water with a touch of sugar. Put the peas in a Vita Mix and blend with the room temperature pea water and crème Fraiche, season with salt and adjust the acidity with lemon juice. Pass thru a chinois and keep the puree in the cooler until needed.

142 Degree Egg Yolk
English Pea Puree
Sous Vide Yellow Carrot
Roasted Orange Carrot
Pickled Turnip
English Pea Salad
Microwave Herb Crouton
Spiced Carrot Gastrique
Salted Marcona Almonds
Garlic Chips
Miners Lettuce
Carrot Greens

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chicken, Ploenta, Beets Many Ways

Beet Pickled Eggs
Wash and peel medium sized beets and set aside. Make a pickle for the beets and simmer the beets in the pickle until tender.  Place eggs in boiling water and cook for 6 minutes after done cooking place the eggs in ice water and then peel. Drain liquid from the beets into saucepan. Place beets, onions, and eggs into a large bowl. Pour sugar and vinegar into the saucepan with the beet liquid and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and let the mixture simmer 15 minutes. Pour the beet juice mixture over the beets, eggs, and onions. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Refrigerate for at least one to 3 days; the longer they are allowed to sit the better they will taste.
Pressed Chicken Thigh
Beet Pickled Egg
Beet Green Puree
Shaved Radish
Crispy Polenta
Roasted Beets
Salted Shallots
Fried Beets
Chive Tips
Chicken Jus