Monday, February 24, 2020

COOKING IBERICO PIG

One of my go to stores for authentic food from Spain in D’España locates in SoHo area of NYC - because I live in NY.  One of the reasons why I love living in NYC, because it’s the melting pot, many foods are very authentically imported from whichever country you can dream of.  You just look for it.  Also it’s a great place to have a staycation after you’ve learned from your vacation.

 Above is the pork I bought from one of my go to Spanish stores in the city specializing in Spanish food locates in SoHo.  I bought this @D’España on Broome Street.






This is my @Souvide machine that I have not used much and now finally learned how to operate it!

I seasoned the pork with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Placed each of the pieces to fit the bag and sealed it.  I then out it in the #Souvide machine at 135 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 hours.

Removed it, and open up the package I wanted to use and seared it quick on a very hot steel pan.  Because this is the wagyu of pork, it also has plenty of fat in between the meat so I did not need to put any oil or butter in the pan.  Probably seared it for a minute on each side.  I cooked the pork in the machine for 3 hours at 135 degrees Fahrenheit because I wanted the meat to be pink but not well done or rare.
 

Below I decided to broil the meat to see if I would get a nice charcoaled burnt finish like the one I seared in my steel skillet.  Maybe I should have put the meat closer to the top to broil it faster.

The salad is made of blanched snap peas I sliced diagonally, slices of roasted beets,, sliced jalapeños, and some crumbled Gorgonzola cheese served with Aged in Barrique white vinegar by DODI, olive oil, and seasoned with salt and pepper.
I happened to have #Bomba rice in my pantry, so I prepared that cooked with olive oil seasoned with salt and garlic powder.

The proportions are up to your taste.  This is truly a wonderful dish!  And that pork is the best pork!  Maybe I will try the @Mangalica or #Mangalista pork next time!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Nagano Trip and Soba

https://youtu.be/aj70sRAxd-4

I visited Nagano and was a guest to visit this large place about 30 minutes drive from Nagano Train Station.

It is a big place that sells soba and many other local products produced in Nagano.

They took me to a large room with many tables and faucets and sinks to wash hands.  They mixed the mixture for us to roll the dough and taught us how to cut it.  It was then cooked for us which took a few minutes and ready for us to eat.  Nothing like fresh soba!












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