oil poaching

So this week I had a craving for oil poached shrimp, I had it this summer at ‘wichcraft in union square… (although for being owned by Top Chef’s Tom Collichio I wasn’t that impressed)

oil poached shrimp, roasted broccoli and hollandaise

I decided to take my hand at making it, and it turned out to be supremely easy… It cooked very slowly so I could prepare it first and poach while I was making other things, ex: hollandaise recipe from Barefoot Contessa and roasted broccoli. Basically, you heat the oil on low, let it warm up a bit and add the shrimp and cook it slowly. You could probably do it while studying in the kitchen, just checking on it around the 10 minute mark if its done… the result is a tender succulet piece of shrimp. Drain of the oil and add your own veggies.

oil poached shrimp with fleur de sel

I decided to ride my bike to the local vietnamese market on 2nd street, they have the cheapest produce ever, I LOVE IT. I was originally going to roast asparagus but found broccoli instead… but it made me feel healthier adding it to my meal.

roased broccoli with hollandais

Anyway, in other news, I scored a herb window sill garden kit, I just potted my seeds, so if it turns out I’ll post some pictures later.

Oh I also tried out my homemade ginger ale, and it turned out quite tasty. I’m going to make more batches when I can. Soo great and so cheap!

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September 19, 2010 Uncategorized