Sunday, January 12, 2014

01January 10 2014 - Braised Shortribs, Endive with Gribiche Sauce, Layered Mashed Potatoes

Guests: ryan/whitney, dan/anamarie

Braised Shortribs- Smitten Kitchen beer braised
- only had 1 can beef broth, used left over arrogant bastard pale ale to substitute
- used marin brew co San Quentin Breakout Stout
- next time- do reduce cooking liquid, the "jus" is not the same

Endrive with Gribiche- Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook
- try recipe with all herbs instead of just parsley
- smaller endive, used 1.5 heads per person- worked fine
- i like lots of "sauce", use 1 recipe per 2 people; for 6 people full bunch of parsley (leaves)

Layered mashed potatoes
- can use smaller mold- lots of food; 2" is fine
- 2 russets + 2 parsnips were about the right amount using the larger mold
- need density of potatoes to be higher- too smooth and they fold under their own weight: mash potatoes with only adding 1 T milk, use masher, not hand mixer
- veggie relish: forgot mint and parsley, added tomatoes
- didn't make dressing
- used yams instead of saffron cooked potatoes

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