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Monday, April 21, 2014

Birthday Dinner

For my birthday this year, Amado bought me a Nomiku for sous vide cooking. My instagram wall is flooded with food and sous vide cooking post because of it. I might be enjoying it too much. We've been able to experience dishes we normally cook in a new light. No more overcooked anything!




We paired Foodie Dice and Nomiku to come up with what to prepare for my birthday dinner. The ingredients we rolled were lamb, cilantro, artichokes, polenta and onions with pan fry for the cooking method. Right away I knew I wanted to do rack of lamb. For the rest of the ingredients, I made roasted artichokes salad with cilantro and basil vinaigrette paired with polenta topped with caramelized onions. 


The whole thing sounded so intimidating at first but I actually had a lot of time to prepare everything while the rack of lamb was sitting in the water bath for 2 hours.  


Searing the lamb after sous vide cooking was very quick. It took approximately 1 minute to get that maillard reaction when starting with a really hot pan.

Medium doneness throughout the entire rack. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

I wish I had a better photo of the final dish put together but I'm not gonna lie, we were really hungry. Our roomie Abby and her boyfriend Scott joined us for dinner and drinks which Amado enjoyed a bit too much because he was gone by the time we needed to work on his Easter Madelaine and Macaroons giveaways.

Oh and we can't forget the cake from one of my favorite local bakeries, Cake Bake Shop.
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