Braised Beef Short Rib and Bok Choi Stir Fry (New Years Eve, Eve, Eve Edition)

Braised Beef and Bok Choi
Braised Beef Short Rib, Bok Choi, Scallions and Basil in Sweet Chili Sauce.

Stur Fry
Stir Fry works in cast iron, just keep the veg hopping. Add sauce and let evaporate down to a coating. Sauce = Fish Sauce, Vinegar, Palm Sugar, Chili Flakes, Water, Shallots and Garlic. Cook for five minutes, blend till smooth.

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie
Claud makes pigs feet with paul and lisa

Sofrito, Italian Style

Sofrito
Fifty Percent Red Onion, twenty five percent Celery, twenty five percent Carrot. Note to self: finer dice on the carrot next time.

Sofrito
Medium Heat, Small Dice, Olive Oil. This is how it looked at the start. Still organized and intact.

Sofrito
One hour in (60 minutes in metric). Veg is breaking down like a fraction.

Sofrito
Two hours in. Things are falling apart in a good way. Lower the heat and/or add more oil if it starts to stick.

Sofrito
Three hour in. Concentrated flavor. Freeze in ice cube trays to use later.

 

Acid Chicken with Onions and Potatoes

Chicken Potatoes and Onions
Chicken with Onions and Potatoes

Umami Sauce
White Wine, Lemon, Capers, Garlic, Anchovies = Umami. Way more lemon then I have ever offered up to this dish. Taste buds explode, then I craved another bite. Like eating way too hot salsa. The only way to mitigate the pain is to keep eating. Potatoes were a perfect respite.

Umami Sauce
Umami on the heat

Breaded Chicken
Braised Chicken back into the sauce

 

Pasta Lunch

Pasta Lunch
Fresh Pasta Lunch with tomato, caper, garlic and parm.

Fresh Pasta
Pasta out of the Pistachio Twirler

Fresh Pasta

Scallops Roasted Spring Red Onions and Risotto

Scallops Roasted Spring Red Onions and Risotto
Scallops Roasted Spring Red Onions and Risotto

Dry vs Wet Pickle
Red Onion Pickle off: dry vs. wet. Wet won.

Vegetable Stock
Vegetable Stock for the Risotto.

Roasted Spring Red Onions
Pan Roasted Spring Red Onion (thank you Springdale Farm)

Parsley and Basil Sauce
Parsly and Basil Sauce

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Beginnings of Roasted Cherry Tomato and Sherry Sauce.

Risotto