Thursday, May 18, 2017

I am going to YouTube Camp in NYC!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Easiest Hollandaise -- No Blender Needed


YouTube Link: Easiest Hollandaise -- No Blender Needed
More Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel


1 large shallot
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 stick unsalted butter (if using salted, don't salt much in the end)
1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 yolks from large eggs
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Tbsp chopped chives, dill, or tarragon (optional)

Perfect poached eggs

Jon Olson's video that inspired me

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hard Boiled Eggs (Easy to Peel and Tender)


YouTube Link: Hard Boiled Eggs (Easy to Peel and Tender)
More Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel

3 min steam + 7 min in 195F water for large eggs (54-60g)
3 min steam + 8 min in 195F water for extra large eggs (61-67g)

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My cooking classes in the Boston area

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pasta with Sardines (for reluctant fish cooks)


YouTube Link: Pasta with Sardines (for reluctant fish cooks)
More Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel


2 Tbsp olive oil
1 diced yellow onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
pinch of red chili flakes
14 oz crushed or diced tomatoes
1/3 cup golden raisins
zest and juice of 1 orange (optional)
3 cans of whole bone-in, skin-on sardines (about 12 oz total)
1/4 cup pine nuts (or slivered almonds)
2 Tbsp minced parsley
2-3 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooked pasta (enough for 4 servings)

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Pork Chops with Madeira Mustard Pan Sauce


YouTube Link: Pork Chops with Madeira Mustard Pan Sauce
More Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel


2 bone-in pork rib chops
2-3 tsp oil
1/4 cup medium-dry madeira
1 cup brown chicken stock
2-3 tsp whole grain Dijon mustard
2 tsp butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Thorough explanation of the reverse sear method

Thermometers:

Thermapen
3 sec response time amazing reliability
$90-100

Thermopop
6 sec response time amazing reliability
$30

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