Sous Vide Frogs Legs with Carrot Pea Risotto

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If you're going gigging, and want to try frog as a main dish but have no other ideas besides deep frying, then this recipe is for you! Tough chewy frogs legs are tenderized and garlicky after being poached for hours in a water bath. The meat falls off the bone, and that's just fine with me since I'm adding it to a carrot/pea risotto!! And I just love the beautiful orange risotto which reminds me … [Read more...]

Canned Venison Risotto with Smoked Gouda and Toasted Walnuts

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What to make with my last quart jar of canned of 2013 venison before making a new batch? Risotto of course! Given my background, I can’t go more than a few weeks without making risotto. I have made risotto in many different ways with many different additions of vegetables, cheeses, and meats. Even making risotto cakes with leftovers makes the enjoyment of risotto last longer. And canning meats is … [Read more...]

Vanilla Butter Poached Lobster Tail

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No need for oily drawn butter when you could have lobster cooked in a warm vanilla scented butter bath! I created this dish for a client, who wanted lobster with butter, but not the messy traditional drawn butter. I used a technique created by Chef Thomas Keller, but put a twist on the recipe by incorporating vanilla flavor into the butter sauce.  Vanilla and lobster go great together! … [Read more...]