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SNS 016| Classic Mayonnaise

How to Make a Classic Mayonnaise - Video

It may seem silly to ask "what is mayonnaise" since it's common place in most of our lives. People use mayonnaise on sandwiches, as a dressing for salads such as chicken, potato and macaroni, in cakes, and some even put it in their hair to use as a conditioner.  Yet some don't actually know that mayonnaise is simply made from emulsifying egg yolks with a neutral flavored oil like vegetable, canola or grape seed.

In this video, I demonstrate a classic mayonnaise recipe that uses egg yolks, canola oil, mustard powder, lemon juice, kosher salt and white pepper. The mayonnaise is made using a simple mixing bowl and whisk but if you have a good blender or food processor, I recommend you use that instead, unless you're trying to bulk up your fore-arms.

 

 

KP 031| Reconstructed Chicken Thigh Using Activa GS Slurry

Reconstructed Chicken Thigh Using Activa GS - Video Technique

In a previous video, I demonstrated how to bond two chicken breasts together using Activa RM. In this video I demonstrate how to bond two chicken leg and thigh portions together using an Activa GS slurry. This form of slurry allows for a tighter bond, making it ideal for large pieces of meat.

My preferred method of finishing is to cook the legs sous vide at 60C for four hours, which makes them extremely tender and juicy. After the fours, I'll ice bath to cool and then portion. For service, both sides of the leg and thigh are pan fried and then finished in the oven until the core temperature is warm.

CT 010| Ginger Glazed Carrots with Tumeric and Fresh Thyme

Galzed Carrots with Ginger and Turmeric - Video Technique

In this video, I demonstrate the technique of covered saute and glazing that can be universally applied to most produce, especially root vegetables such as carrots, onions, parsnips and radishes. To demonstrate the glazing technique, we take a trip down "Classic Flavor Lane," using minced ginger, carrots and turmeric as our main flavor profiles.

TCD 011| Heirloom Tomato Capresse

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad - Video Recipe

Heirloom tomatoes are a special crop that I look forward to every year. Unlike other common supermarket tomatoes that have had their flavor bred out of them (not to mention they're usually picked green and forced ripened using ethylene gas), heirlooms are true, unique strains of tomatoes that haven't been messed with. Each variety of heirloom tomato has it's own unique color, flavor and shape, just like nature intended. And did I mention that they're absolutely delicious and about to hit their peak?

SNS 015| Sauce Vierge

How to Make Sauce Vierge - Video

Sauce vierge is one of my all time favorite sauces. The word "vierge" is French for "virgin," meaning that the ingredients in a vierge are not cooked. This is the sauce that we use for our heirloom tomato caprese, which I will demonstrate in an upcoming video.

SNS 014| How to Make White Chicken Stock

How to Make White Chicken Stock - Video Technique

In this video, I demonstrate a classic version of white chicken stock. White stocks are commonly used for more subtlety flavored sauces, comsommes, and broths. It is also the base for the French Mother Sauce Veloute.

The technique of blanching bones before making a stock is commonly used in Asian cuisine, where a lot of recipes favor delicately flavored broths that are hard to achieve with roasted bones and mirepoix.

 

 

CT 009| Fried Polenta Caprese

How to Make Fried Polenta Cakes - Video Technique

In a previous video, we went over how to make a basic version of creamy polenta. In this video, we take the leftover creamy polenta, let it set in a mold overnight, slice and pan fry. The fried polenta cake is then topped with a simple caprese that makes a great summer dish that's perfect for a quick lunch on a sunny patio.

CT 008| How to Cook Polenta

How to Make Creamy Polenta - Video Technique

Polenta is coarsely ground yellow corn meal and is a staple of northern Italy. It is served as an everyday starch, either by itself with a little tomato sauce, or as a starch accompaniment to a protein (as part of an entrée). Polenta is extremely versatile and absolutely delicious, making it a must-know addition to any cooks technical repertoire.

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