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    Moar Fish

    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    That looks nice!

    What´s in the broth?

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    It's a fumet of halibut with reduced white wine and Marie Blizzard.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    That looks like a simple light dish. Beautiful. Sometimes less is more. Great color on the fish. I can tell by looking at it that there was just the right amount of cooking for a flaky fish. Thumbs up...You make me want to get a deba.

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    You're right, it looks simple.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
    Lyrical arsonist it's arduous spitting this smartest arsenic/

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    Thanks for the video. I just got a shig deba. Would be looking at these vids very closely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    You're right, it looks simple.
    Beautiful Fumet! And anything but simple...massive skill on display. Just love that you're doing that.

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    Throw yer tomatoes but I still say the dish simple, elegant and refined...Concentrated sauces are not magical they are just about patience, love and ingredients. Obviously Mr. Theory rocks the dish, that can't be denied. Presentation is awesome, execution is awesome, just because something takes a long time does not mean it is complex to assemble.

    I do believe the beauty of the dish is lack of components. I did not mean to insult the skill of the executor. Rather I meant to praise him for being refined in practicing restraint. Such a beautiful fish and no ornate spatters of foam or streaks of color...just good ingredients brought to the plate. This is the kind of stuff we need more off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutFingers View Post
    Throw yer tomatoes but I still say the dish simple, elegant and refined...Concentrated sauces are not magical they are just about patience, love and ingredients. Obviously Mr. Theory rocks the dish, that can't be denied. Presentation is awesome, execution is awesome, just because something takes a long time does not mean it is complex to assemble.

    I do believe the beauty of the dish is lack of components. I did not mean to insult the skill of the executor. Rather I meant to praise him for being refined in practicing restraint. Such a beautiful fish and no ornate spatters of foam or streaks of color...just good ingredients brought to the plate. This is the kind of stuff we need more off.
    Most of the time simple is better, IMHO, learning restraint and just clean plating takes practice

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    Maybe I should elaborate.

    First, you have to know how to break down the fish properly. Then you need to make a saffron fumet by reducing pernod and chablis by half, continue in a traditional fumet manner and finish it by using the gelatin web consomme method. Takes about 3 days. Tomatoes are peeled then vacuumed in laudemio with crushed garlic and basil then marinated overnight. The calamari are sliced then scored so they curl up in the pan to look like a pasta. Halibut can be a ***** to cook in the hands of the unskilled as well. It's a very delicate fish and can overcook and become dry as a bone quite easily. Really the only simple execution is the haricots verts. Just make em confetti and saute with stock and butter.

    I will say CutFingers is still correct in that it does look simple. That was the idea behind the dish. A light, simple, elegant yet refined and perfectly executed dish. Restraint is the key here. I always understate my menu writing as well. It sets the expectation at a certain level as if you think you know what you are getting but then BAM! Colors, flavors and textures easily blow you away.
    Starting this harvest I'm a starving startling artist/
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