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Top Chef Boston – Ep. #15 – Finale - 02/11/15 (spoilers)

My question is, how the heck do you toast yogurt? here's the directions from the Bravo website:

1. Char until dark.
2. Blend.

do you do this with a butane torch like creme brulee?

- any thoughts?

Feb 20, 2015
kingfisher5 in Food Media & News

Goat Cuisine in the Bay Area

Adding to the butcher sourcing tips: Avedanos in Bernal Heights has goat from time to time.

Roti canai / roti prata SFBA Dish of the Month January 2015

I remember 6 years ago there was fantastic roti at the Mountain View Sunday farmers' market. No clue if it's still sold there.

Roti canai / roti prata SFBA Dish of the Month January 2015

I was at Borobudur 2 weeks ago and the roti was fantastic. There was a tiny bit left on the plate and an overzealous waitstaff whisked it away... My Malaysian friend actually leapt up from the table and gave chase after him....

Turkey: getting one this week to practice on, and spatchcocking

I have 15 guests for Tday and plan on spatchcocking two 12-14 lb birds, probably heritage. I've never spatchcocked nor cooked a heritage bird and would feel better practicing before the big day. Unfortunately my two goto turkey places won't have birds until the week of.

So the questions are:

Anyone know where I can get a small heritage turkey this week, preferably in
San Francisco from a butcher who will do a spatchcock cut for me?

Barring that, what's a good non turkey stand-in bird to practice on that will best mimic the heritage spatchcock experience? Chicken fryer? And recs for where to buy?

Thanks all

Duan Salam and Duan pandam: where to get in SF?

Any ideas?

best place to find linguica or spanish-style chorizo in SF?

how did it turn out?

Caldo Verde - can't find hard spanish-style chorizo - just uncooked mexican

I thought about kielbasa but…. meh. Really want something with that spicy, oily, toothsome feel to it…..

Nov 18, 2013
kingfisher5 in Home Cooking

Caldo Verde - can't find hard spanish-style chorizo - just uncooked mexican

yep, thanks. Cook's Illustrated does like to tinker - collard greens instead of kale, chorizo for linguica/chourico.

Thanks for all who responded!

Nov 18, 2013
kingfisher5 in Home Cooking

best place to find linguica or spanish-style chorizo in SF?

remarkably, I'm having a hard time finding this ...

Caldo Verde - can't find hard spanish-style chorizo - just uncooked mexican

I'm trying to make caldo verde (sausage & collard green stew, Portuguese recipe) but we couldn't find any hard cured linguica or chorizo sausage - just the soft mexican-style sausage. Anyone used this as a substitute? should I cook it whole first or cut up and brown the pieces uncooked? any other tips?

… basically following a Cook's Illustrated recipe but they don't offer any guidance on the sausage.

also for future reference .. good places to find authentic linguica sausage to buy in SF?

Nov 18, 2013
kingfisher5 in Home Cooking

Flavor-neutral marinade recipe for moist grilled chicken skewers (for mole)?

thanks to both of you! should I be concerned about the chicken being too salty if I brine it in bite-sized pieces?

Oct 14, 2011
kingfisher5 in Home Cooking

Flavor-neutral marinade recipe for moist grilled chicken skewers (for mole)?

dry or wet?

Oct 13, 2011
kingfisher5 in Home Cooking

Flavor-neutral marinade recipe for moist grilled chicken skewers (for mole)?

All,

I've agreed to be the grillmaster for a mole taste-testing party for about 60 people. I need to make bite-sized pieces of chicken for people to dip in to mole (they are testing 4 diffferent recipes to decide which one to enter in a city-wide contest).

I therefore need to make the chicken neutral-flavored, BUT not dried out, so as not to clash or confuse with the mole sauce. All of my favorite marinade/chicken grill recipes involve big flavors.

Cooks Illustrated has this wacky bacon puree that they baste chicken skewers with... that's a nonstarter because of the bacon flavor.

Thoughts? also, dark or white meat?

Oct 13, 2011
kingfisher5 in Home Cooking