Archive For January 29, 2020

Ikan Kari (Cat Fish Curry)

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Ikan Kari (Cat Fish Curry)

A curry made of cat fish fillet, stewed until the fish blakes into a thick stew.

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Three Cheeses Soufflé

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Three Cheeses Soufflé

A light cheese soufflé, based on Gordon Ramsay’s recipe “Cheat’s Soufflé With Three Cheeses” but like mine classic recipes it’s based on a small army of helpers in a 17th-century kitchen: I updated it to replace cheddar with Pepperjack to pep it up a bit and to use just a stand mixer to assemble it,…

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No-Knead Boule

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No-Knead Boule

No-knead bread baked in a cast-iron double skillet or Dutch oven to contain the moisture and fake using a steam oven for good crust development.

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Bumbu Kacang Pedas (Chili Hot Peanut Sauce)

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Bumbu Kacang Pedas (Chili Hot Peanut Sauce)

A spicy peanut sauce, much less sweet than typical South-East Asian peanut sauces, like Thai.

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Gulai Ayam (Hot Javanese Curried Chicken)

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Gulai Ayam (Hot Javanese Curried Chicken)

A lovely Javanese Chicken Curry, finished with a coconut paste to thicken. This chicken curry works best if you can find tougher chicken: most chicken I can find is too tender and easily becomes too dry.

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Gulai Jawa (Spicy Goat Curry)

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Gulai Jawa (Spicy Goat Curry)

I love goat. My favorite grilled skewers is goat (Sateh Gambing), and this curry is just awesome. Very traditionally thickened with ground toasted coconut flakes.

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Bebi Rendang Daging (Thrice Fried Dry Curried Beef)

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Bebi Rendang Daging (Thrice Fried Dry Curried Beef)

I love this curry. It’s my favorite dish. I usually make it in enormous quantities in a 24″ work: it takes 5 hours or so of stirring, and, vacuum-packed it keeps in the freezer for 2, 3 years (we tested this), and sous-vide reheated it comes out tasting like it was just made.

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Wish I’d written this

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Wish I’d written this.

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2 1/2 hours until my flight to Seattle boards

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2 1/2 hours until my flight to Seattle boards. Sky Club!

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Come to Fort Lauderdale, enjoy the sun, the warmth

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Come to Fort Lauderdale, enjoy the sun, the warmth

Vingilótë is in Fort Lauderdale for maintenance work after her almost 7,500 nautical miles from where she was launched. The ocean is incredibly destructive: warm salt water is one of the more corrosive liquids known, the incessant movement of the waves vibrates, shakes, and tilts and twists everything. Nothing unexpected or even major, in fact,…

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