Sous Vide: Chicken Thighs with Red Wine Sauce and Mushrooms

Above: Lipavi C15 container, N15 polycarbonate racks. Lipavi C15L-UNIR lid. Note: on the left, thighs, bone-in, skin on. On the right, boneless skinless (2). Actual prep time, 3 hours Serves 6 Level of difficulty: 3.25 Procedure: Preheat the sous vide bath to 132 F/56 C Vacuum seal the chicken in dedicated heat rated sous vide bags. Sous […]

Sous Vide: Pepper Seared Beef Tenderloin, Bearnaise Sauce, Galette Potatoes

How do you like your Filet? There is debate as to the exact definition of “rare,” “medium rare,” “au point,” etc. A little practice will help you learn just exactly what temperature achieves your preferred appearance of doneness. Here are some basic temperature setting guidelines: Rare: 129 F/54 C. Medium rare: 135 F/57 C Medium: […]

Dark Side BBQ Sauce

Yield: 4 cups/1000 ml Level of difficulty 1.25 Procedure:  Blend anchovies and garlic to a smooth paste, and mix with the remaining ingredients. This recipe will fit in a regular blender! The dried Tamarind pods look like this. It is sold in several forms, this is a block of the pulp, with stems included. The […]