Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Peeling shallots

We use quite a bit of shallots at the restaurant.  But it's not to the extent that we need a commercial peeler.  I don't like the peeled shallots our vegetable supplier has as they were soaked in water and flavours are lost.  I found something interesting on the internet that helped the peeling process.  

I took 2 metal containers and put some shallots into it.  Then the two containers are shook vigoursly for about 30 seconds.  Some of the shallots and completely peeled but for some, some of the skin is still stuck.  But the skin could be easily peeled off.  This simple process is saving us lots of time and tears.  

Monday, July 28, 2014

Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese and Slow Cooked salmon sandwich.
Sometimes it doesnt take an oven or panini grill to make a grill cheese. Just the brains of an 8 year old. Leeanne found a way to make a perfect grilled cheese with a simple fry pan from her children's cook books. I added the sous vide salmon. All you need is to make a sandwich and butter the OUTSIDE of the bread. Then use a non stick fry pan and heat gently for a few minutes, flip and cook the other side and Enjoy!