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Morimoto Sweet Potato Cake With Red Bean ‘Foam’

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2020/08/01/quick-note-nobu-kabocha-bento-box-souffle-for-2-variant/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/nobu-creme-brulee-azuki-red-bean-flavor/ My wife loves sweet potatoes. Recently, we had been chatting about the desserts I had made for her, and it became clear that she was partial to ice creams, the lighter Jello-type desserts and the kabocha souffle cake that I recently made.  It then occurred to me […]

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Potato Wrapped Shrimp, Iron Chef Sakai-Style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/menton/ (Kataifi Wrapped Langoustine) * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/arctic-char-with-morimoto-sauce-american/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/stretched-grilled-shrimp-nobashi-ebi-yaki/ In 2004, the season finale of Iron Chef America//Battle Of The Masters featured a dish from Iron Chef Sakai which was potato  wrapped langoustines with pan grilled green onion and sauce americaine ( http://www.geocities.ws/gsnnreality/ironchef/index ).  Nine years later I would see another […]

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On Shanton Demiglace

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/on-the-importance-of-bone-stocks/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/on-chinese-superior-broth-%e9%ab%98%e6%b9%af%e4%b8%8a%e6%b9%af/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/chili-shrimp-from-iron-chef-chen-kenichi/ Recently, I’d been musing over my recent reflections on bone stocks, sauces and my thoughts about applying demiglace techniques to chinese cooking. The superior broth/stock that I’ve been making for sometime now has been: Sheung Tong Broth 1 lb chicken 1 lb smithfield ham 6 […]

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Thinking about watercress

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/watercress-appetizer-soup/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/lobster-and-nobu-watercress-dressing/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/ron-siegels-salmon-on-shrimp-ravioli-watercress-puree-and-espelette-oil/ I recently caught an on-demand viewing of Iron Chef Gauntlet.  In the cook-off portion of the episode, one of the items presented was spanish mackerel with parsley/tarragon puree.  This made me run to my copy of The Flavor Bible.  Upon inspection, parsley wasn’t the only […]

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Morimoto Castella/Kasutera

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/morimoto-nyc-3/ Recently, my wife started reminiscing about an offering from Iron Chef Morimoto’s NYC restaurant.  That item, from the omakase menu was the castella that was served during the nigiri course.   As it turns out, it’s also offered on the nigiri portion of the dinner menu at the restaurant.  After […]

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Iron Chef Sakai’s King Of Iron Chefs Lobster Steamed With Wakame/Seaweed

Since the finale of the original Iron Chef series, I’ve been meaning to try and make this dish.  I really wanted to taste the dish that was considered one of the ten best dishes from Iron Chef: The Official Book (p 48,49), especially given the comments of the judges.  Was it really that good? Time […]

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Monkfish With Iron Chef Sakai Tomato Oil Sauce

During the planning for my Christmas meal, I was wondering what to do about a seafood course.  At one point I had considered lobster.  But given the time constraints of what I had in mind, I went from lobster with sauce americaine, to Iron Chef Sakai’s Seaweed Steamed Lobster to his Seaweed Steamed Snapper With […]

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