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The Real HouseWives of DC Dinner

Posted in Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked corn Bisque, Steak n eggs, The Real Housewives of Dc with tags , , , on October 24, 2009 by Chris Amendola

Last night we cooked and served a private dinner for the cast and crew of The Real Housewives of DC. I only had time to take a couple pics of what we did.

Smoked Corn and Crab Bisque
This is one of the starters; a corn and crab bisque with the soup poured table side. I wasn’t able to get a pic of it with the soup, but it was a bight yellow corn soup with a hint of smokiness.

Shrimp Cocktail
This was my play on Shrimp Cocktail. I made shrimp ribbons and then tied them in knots. The cocktail sauce is a clarified gel, then a horseradish powder, a dash of old bay, and a tomato and horseradish paper.

Steak N Eggs
Next, here is our take on steak and eggs. NY strip steak, with fingerling potato, caramelized onion puree, and a bacon hollandaise.

I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the chicken dish, it was similar to a chicken roulade. I butterflied the breast, deboned the leg and thigh then glued them together and sous vide it. We served it with a bean and bacon ragu.

I don’t know when the episode will air but I will post it just as soon as I find out.

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Smoking Bubbles

Posted in Smoking bubbles with tags , on October 13, 2009 by Chris Amendola

Smoke bubbles
I couldn’t really get a good picture of this one, my camera just isn’t fast enough to catch smoke popping out of bubbles.
Bubbles
I thought this would be a good idea; to make something really aromatic and as it pops and releases the smoke/aroma, you catch the smell as your eating it. Its kinda cool how it did the bubbles too, next… try and encase food in a single big bubble……..