A Few New Dishes

2015.Sep.20 Sunday · 2 comments

in Casa SaltShaker, Food & Recipes

Over the last weeks, since returning from our adventures, a few new plates have found their way onto the menus. A few others, also new, are still “works in progress” that need some tweaking. And, I have yet to sit down and come up with some new inspirations from our travels in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. They’re coming….

Asparagus and goat cheese cheesecake; smoked mushroom puree; grilled asparagus tips; crispy fried slices of baby portobellos dusted with togaroshi spice; crushed pink peppercorns.

Puff pastry filled with a mix of shiitake, oyster, and button mushrooms, heart of palm and green onion, cooked down in white wine, soy and cream; ocopa sauce (cheese, walnuts, ají amarillo, huacatay); panko crumb with gremolata (lemon zest, black pepper, garlic, parsley).

Pecan cheesecake; strawberries roasted with maple syrup and vanilla; candied pistachio crumb; mint syrup.

And, a new favorite, that got some raised eyebrows when served, but raves when tried – strawberries roasted with molasses and vanilla; blue cheese pudding; walnut crumble.


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Charlie November 30, 2016 at 18:10

Would you please share your recipe for the blue cheese pudding recipe with me? It looks awesome, but I know I won’t be in Buenos Aires anytime soon. Thank you.

dan November 30, 2016 at 18:35

Well, the quick answer is “buy the cookbook“, I mean, that’s why I wrote it. In a nutshell though, the pudding is a straightforward creme patissiere (pastry cream) with a mild blue cheese added to it while still hot, and then beaten until cooled. The quantities are 5 eggs, 100gm cornstarch, 250gm sugar, 1 liter milk, 100gm mild blue cheese.

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