Now that we’re in the thick of barbecue season – though you wouldn’t know it in cloudy Vancouver – all my favourite summertime recipes are making a comeback. There’s nothing better than potato salad with sticky pieces of barbecue right off the grill.
Posts Tagged ‘eggs’
When I was young and first heard about carbonara, I was enthralled. Bacon, eggs and pasta? I was sold. Carbonara is one of my favourite pastas to both make and eat, though it took me a while before I figured out how to make it without my eggs curdling. Carbonara is all about timing.
My favourite sushi restaurant makes a fantastic tamago-yaki. While we sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs making sushi, I always eye the big golden yellow block of tamago. Their tamago is perfect: solid, yet still layered, with no burnt parts. Mike likes to judge sushi restaurants by their saba/mackerel sushi, but I use tamago as my benchmark.
I know I say “I’ve never” a lot, but it’s true every time, and especially true this time: I’ve never made traditional consommé. Oh sure, I’ve tried the gelatin clarification method, but I’ve never done it egg-raft-style.
Savoury steamed egg custards are fairly common in Asian cuisine: the Chinese have steamed eggs; the Koreans have gaeran jim; and the Japanese have chawan mushi. All three dishes are similar in preparation and taste, yet vastly different.