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post #181 of 7218
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I would put a bit of the shiitake you use for the dashi...the bamboo sounds good...you can live without the ginko (though that is my favorite part) but you need something with a similar texture...the fava is OK but a couple edamame may be better. Something sounds odd about putting tofu in there. Perhaps the texture is too similar to the chawanmushi itself? I have had some with a tiny piece of some roasted chestnut. But whatever you do, remember that the custard itself is the main attraction...don't load it up too much with other stuff.

Hmm.. after reading this, I realize my plan made my inherent gaijin-ness obvious.
I will do some edamame, the shiitake from the dashi, bamboo, and maybe something else. Small amounts. I've heard that the awesome part of chawanmushi is that the custard is so great and a great platform for all the little treats inside.
post #182 of 7218
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Hmm.. after reading this, I realize my plan made my inherent gaijin-ness obvious.
I will do some edamame, the shiitake from the dashi, bamboo, and maybe something else. Small amounts. I've heard that the awesome part of chawanmushi is that the custard is so great and a great platform for all the little treats inside.

My inherent gaijin-ness is apparent every day.
post #183 of 7218
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My inherent gaijin-ness is apparent every day.

That's because you're over there in the thick of it. There are no asians within 30 miles of me (when Purdue is on break, that is).
post #184 of 7218
What types of fish are best for doing en papillote? I've been throwing carrots, celery, onion or shallot, lemon slices, fresh dill, sometimes asparagus, and white wine in with fish that has been seasoned. Any variations I should add to the list?
post #185 of 7218
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Originally Posted by tdangio View Post
What types of fish are best for doing en papillote? I've been throwing carrots, celery, onion or shallot, lemon slices, fresh dill, sometimes asparagus, and white wine in with fish that has been seasoned. Any variations I should add to the list?
I like to use tarragon and zucchini instead of the dill and asparagus/celery. I like to do Ruby red trout Grouper Halibut fillet I did rainbow trout last week 1 en papilliote and one sauteed in brown butter... for the smaller fish, I found the brown butter preparation more favorable.
post #186 of 7218
I never cook anything en papillote anymore. It must be a decade. I really should.
post #187 of 7218
I do i t for the super easy clean-up. One knife, one cutting board, and done. Also good for containing the fish smell when you have a small apartment.
post #188 of 7218
there was a good eats show just on papillote. i thought it was pretty good
post #189 of 7218
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
I use these:



I think they are awesome, and they are what I learned on. When you buy them, they look like this:



The coating, or patina, makes them non-stick. I don't like stainless because they are stick. They are great for other pans, but not frying pans.

I just picked up one of these in a 9.5 in diameter (50% off!). I'm looking forward to trying it out. I expect to use it for high heat searing, but what else? How are they for deglazing and making pan sauces?
post #190 of 7218
Has anyone ordered from http://www.chefswarehouse.com/ ? They have some items I would really like to order, but always worry about perishable items from new purveyors.
post #191 of 7218
I plan on making tomato sauce today. Was planning on keeping the flavors "fresh" with basil. Unfortunately, there are no seasonal tomatoes at the moment and I was wondering if I could achieve my goal using some canned San Marzanos?

Anyone?
post #192 of 7218
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Originally Posted by greekonomist View Post
I just picked up one of these in a 9.5 in diameter (50% off!). I'm looking forward to trying it out. I expect to use it for high heat searing, but what else? How are they for deglazing and making pan sauces?

you can, but I don't find it to be ideal. The meat and juices shouldn't stick at all, and there should be little fond. Also, you need to be sure not to scrape away the patina.

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Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
I plan on making tomato sauce today. Was planning on keeping the flavors "fresh" with basil. Unfortunately, there are no seasonal tomatoes at the moment and I was wondering if I could achieve my goal using some canned San Marzanos?

Anyone?

yes. Fine. Probably better than 99% of our fresh toms for sauce.
post #193 of 7218
I prefer Muir Glen for canned tomatoes. Definitely better than 99% of fresh out there.
post #194 of 7218
+1 on the 99%
post #195 of 7218
Thanks for the answers guys. Ended up with the canned San Marzanos whole peeled. EDIT The sauce turned out amazing.
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