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Re: Comfort Food

Postby Condolini » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:53 pm

I've been going by the times recommended in the instruction booklet. For steak you set the temp at about 5-10 degrees less than desired doneness. Remove from bag and dry the meat with paper towels, then sear over heat. After searing the steak should be done just the way you like it. It's nice and tender and if you sous vide chuck steak long enough, it will get tender. It can't overcook if you have the temp set correctly. It reminds me of the old Adele Davis method of meat cooking. In a hot oven for 30 minutes to sterilize the outside, turn the heat down to 165F and cook for hours. Most modern ovens don't go to that low temp.

For the salmon and the beets I went by texture. Beets needed an extra 45 minutes.
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Re: Comfort Food

Postby Delicate Snowflake » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:05 pm

Funny how things come back decades later...

Heston Blumenthal (telly chef/scientist) did a year of experimentation and research, and arrived at a similar method. The goal was to cook a steak well-done without losing the moisture (and half the weight of the steak).

The solution was to run the oven at 50c (120 farenheit). He too found that most ovens don't go down that far, so he bought a special oven. For home cooks they found that leaving the oven door open 1 inch, with an oven thermometer, would allow the temperature to be maintained.
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Re: Comfort Food

Postby Condolini » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:30 pm

Found a rump roast on sale today, chunked it up and made a pot of beef stew. Creamer potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, peas, and a dash of other veg. It's a good batch. Portioned into 3 one quart containers, one for me, one for a friend, the other for the 91 year old aunt and uncle. I might splurge tomorrow and make a batch of biscuits, nothing like stew soaked biscuits. There would be leftovers for b&g on Sunday morning.

Supper tonight was yogurt. That new French stuff (oui brand?) is not worth the premium price IMO.
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Re: Comfort Food

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Re: Comfort Food

Postby Condolini » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:40 pm

I got all the stuff ready for beef fondue tomorrow night. Chunks of beef tenderloin, 4 sauces. Daughter is bringing bread and salad. Even though I couldn't find my fondue cookbook (circa 1967) I've made all the sauces enough to not need recipes. Warm mushroom brown sauce, sour cream with horseradish and green onions, ketchup horseradish, and mayo mustard that's gonna be nice and hot.
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Re: Comfort Food

Postby sfcootz » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:53 am

For me? cheese. GIMME ALL THE CHEESE. Right meow.

Baked mac and cheese is another comfort food.

A good pot of pilav is heaven on earth. Serve it with some taze fasülye and life is damn near perfect.
Tomato soup and a grilled cheese.

Geez. I mentioned cheese way too many times.
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Re: Comfort Food

Postby Delicate Snowflake » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:14 am

sfcootz wrote:For me? cheese. GIMME ALL THE CHEESE. Right meow.

Baked mac and cheese is another comfort food.

A good pot of pilav is heaven on earth. Serve it with some taze fasülye and life is damn near perfect.
Tomato soup and a grilled cheese.

Geez. I mentioned cheese way too many times.




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Re: Comfort Food

Postby sfcootz » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:36 am

Yes!!! :lol8
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Re: Comfort Food

Postby LadyDraco » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:38 am

Yuppers Mac and cheese ..
I use a good am. cheese for my Mac n cheese .
HB doesn't like the oil that cheddar leaves .

A little raw milk , and butter and as much cheese ya want..
It makes a very creamy dish...
I'll mix up the pasta and use different types just for fun, shells, tri elbows, bowties, alphabets. ...
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Re: Comfort Food

Postby LadyDraco » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:56 am

Rice Pudding

Made the best batch ever the other day.. :drool
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Re: Comfort Food

Postby drlewall » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:24 am

is that anything like tapioca? :patch
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Re: Comfort Food

Postby Bill-66 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:58 pm

Home made Mac n Cheese...I tjrow in Lobster meat..

Yankee Pot Roast in the Dutch Oven..

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