"The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."
Mano, everything in the above photos looks amazing! Is that fried kale, and where does one find snails?
Well, it's been a while since I've posted a dish, too be honest I have been very busy at work. In fact the dish below is my after work special of ham fried rice and one of my favorite beers, a Founder's Old Curmudgeon Ale.
-The old man and the rice
Just the rice
Ok, now I have to fix me some fried rice!
Weekends, I don't have time to make staff meal, so we eat tacos pretty much every Saturday morning. Its the end of the year so I'm ripping out peppers from my garden and stocking up on everything I need for weeks of meaty spicy goodness.
Duck legs for confit.
Pig heads ready to braise
Pig skull, picked clean
This year I grew 8 hot peppers aside from the jalapenos that I always have.
Bottom right is ghost pepper, average 3x-4x hotter than habaneros.
The sum of my last picking.
Arranged from mild to hot. Mild one is like a Tabasco, the pint on the right is just ghost peppers and a little vinegar.... Fun times this morning when I gave some to the FoH staff and they need 15 min to go cry it off.
Tomatillos were a little under ripe because they didn't get as much sun as they needed, but 16qt's of salsa verde still tastes pretty good.
What do you do with the peppers to create the hot sauces?
Peppers, shallot, garlic, local vinegar, vita-mix....and lots of coughing. We grabbed a 5 gallon bucket of habenaros from a friend at the market to bulk up, but the best are the yellow fatali.
Looks like i cant edit my old post. so here is the descriptions:
1: orange shrimp spaghetti.
2: Gazpacho with Parmesan mousse
3: Goat cheese and Beetroot
4: Cold white fish with nuts salad and herbs mayo
5: Almond cake with lychee sorbet