Sunday, April 3, 2011

Up in your grill...

Howdy Strangers,

The big news in the big man family is that we are buying our very own first house in West Orange, NJ.  This is, theoretically, good news for you as well since the house comes with a totally kick ass Weber grill, with which I can scorch meat with all summer!

I don't have much in the way of new recipes or photos, but sure to find some soon once I get this baby fired up.  Any suggestions as to what I should make?

P.S. - I did make a shepard's pie and a meat pie that make you wish you were a shepard in the worst way.  Check these out:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Accidental Genius (or Momofuko you)

Last Christmas I got the Momofuku Cookbook from the Mrs.  The book was beautiful and fascinating, but honestly I hadn't really had much time to make the food in it.  Part of the problem, of course, is that I've been meaning to eat at one of the Momofukus for almost two years now, but haven't gotten around to it.  Sometimes it's hard to be motivated to make something that you've never eaten before.  For me at least.

Anyway, so this weekend, I found some time to try out David Chang's rice cake recipe, complete with something he refers to as  Red Dragon sauce.  The rice cakes were edible.  It's basically rice shaped into a log and fried in a pan with oil.  I also slow roasted a chicken and adapted his ramen recipe to suit my own ingredients.

Both courses were well and good, but the moment of genius occurred when I took the leftover chicken and slathered the sauce over it and give it a quick re-fry.  Out of this momofukoing world!