Friday, September 23, 2011

I love getting parcels.

My order from Modernist Pantry turned up today, it only took five working days via standard US mail, not bad at all.

Now all I have to do is come up with some cool stuff to do with it. My first thoughts are use Wylie Dufresne's shrimp noodle making method and create an Asian inspired stir-fry noodle dish. The method is demonstrated here(links to iTunes). The method is pretty simple blend some shrimp, salt and 1% by weight of Activa RM, extrude in to 55°C water until set, then heat to desired cooking temperature (here for the source, bottom of the post).

I've also got myself a copy (it's a free pdf) of Texture – A hydrocolloid recipe collection and it has some pretty cool stuff to do, such as making a sheet of vinaigrette and using it as a wrapper. Pretty exciting stuff, but I must try to refrain myself from making crazy stuff for the sake of it.

All in all, it's lining up to be a good weekend, last night I finally replaced my stick blender for an insanely cheap price, thanks Briscoes. Tomorrow I'm of to Masterton for the
Wairarapa market and chef demo, and on the way home I'm picking up a cool retro Kenwood (70s is retro right?) A901 Mixer.

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