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  • Re: Tri-Tip Sous Vide and Finished On The Egg - FANTASTIC!

    EggDan said:
    Question on the total time that it was in the bath. Does it take 4 hours to reach 130, or is there another benefit for holding it at that temperature for a prolonged time period?
    Thanks Dan.  Before you dive into sous vide cooking, I would strongly suggest you read a lot about it.  It's definitely not for everyone.  But once you understand the science behind it, you will appreciate it for what it is - just another form of cooking.

    That being said, the 130° was a constant for the entire time.  The beauty of it is that the meat will never go above 130° as long as it is in the 130° water.   However, there are optimum times and temperatures for everything you cook this way.  I probably could have had the same results for this cook after only 2 hours.

    The thicker and tougher the meat, generally requires longer times or higher temperatures or combinations of both in order to achieve a complete cook through and through.  But also long enough to break down the connective tissues, etc in the meat to make it tender.

    I never liked Tri-Tips because it's considered a 'chewy' meat.  Well, the 'chewy' is no longer a factor using the sous vide method.  And the flavor is outstanding.  

    By the way, I could have finished (just to make the meat pretty) the Tri-Tip in a hot pan, using a torch or grilled.  Being an Egghead, I like to Egg sear it.  But searing only takes a couple of minutes.  After all, the meat is already at the desired serving temperature.  In this case, 130°.

    You won't regret purchasing a sous vide cooker, but again, I strongly urge you to read up on it first, and maybe watch a few videos on YouTube.

    Good luck with your decision.

    Spring "If I've Gotta Eat, Eat Well" Chicken

  • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Leidenheimer French Bread

    In ten days it will be one year since I got a sudden craving for a real New Orleans PoBoy, the kind made with Leidenheimer French Bread, which as far as I knew, New Orleans was the only place the bread was available. 

    Well, I certainly wasn't going to drive to New Orleans to get some so I decided to make my own Leidenheimer French Bread. And wouldn't you know it, I found a recipe for it. 

    Here's the link to the video of that culinary adventure. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FglbieAqf6U 

    Wouldn't you know it, about 3:00 am this morning I woke up craving some Leidenheimer French Bread again. I took to thinking about it so much that I just got up and made some. Just like before but better. 

    Then my Sweetie said how's about some BBQ Shrimp to go with that bread? Read'n my mind! She found a package of Cousin Boudreaux's BBQ Shrimp stuff and some shrimps. So about the time the first loaves of bread came off the Egg to cool, it was time to put the BBQ shrimp on. Nex thing you know, we're eat'n BBQ shrimp and sop'n up the butter-juice with my version of Leidenheimer French Bread. 

    Here's some pictures of today's cook. 

     

     

     

     

    Ax me if it was gud. Of course it was gud. 

    And it sho nuff answered my craving. 

    Spring "Now Ax Me If I'm Full. Sho I'm full..." Chicken 
    Spring Texas USA
  • Re: 10,000th Post

    Rookie
    Yeah, but I'm doing three forums and making movies too.  And besides, you're on some kind of metric number system up there.  Your 27,983 may only be 15 in American numbers.

    Spring "Cipher'n Is Not Perfect" Chicken
  • 10,000th Post

    Thatgrimguy just informed me below that I just hit 10,000 posts here.

    Total surprise.  I haven't paid much attention to how many posts over the years, but 10,000!!!  That's a lot.

    That made me curious as to how many posts I had over on GreenEggers Forum.  19.912 posts over there.  

    Goodness gracious!  No wonder my fingers are tired...

    Thanks for putting up with me all these years.

    Spring "I Must Have A Lot Of Time On My Hands" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA


  • Found Money

    About 3 weeks ago our neighborhood news letter suggested we check with the Texas Unclaimed Property office to see if we might have some property or money due us. 

    I've checked in the past in Texas and other states we've lived in and didn't expect to find anything but I did find an uncle in Mississippi who was due about $40 from his Telephone Company deposit from decades back. 

    I also found another McMillin here in Texas that I know who is due three different amounts totaling nearly $300. I sent him an email. 

    Surprise! for me. There was $30 of my money just waiting for me to claim it. This was from about two years ago when a credit bureau charged me for services I didn't sign up for. So rather than send me a check to the address they had on record, they sent it to the Texas Unclaimed Property office. I'm guessing they didn't like that I challenged them about the services I didn't request. 

    Anyway, the check arrived this week and we promptly cashed it and went to lunch at a nice Mexican restaurant. It paid 75% of the bill. 

    To me it was 'found money' because I had no idea that it was just sitting there waiting for me to ask for it. 

    So, I'm now suggesting that everyone check to see if they may have funds waiting for them. It could be nothing, but it could also be a small check that covers lunch, or maybe a huge amount left to you by an unknown relative or friend who simply didn't have your address. 

    Worth a shot. 

    Just Google your state's Comptroller's office. It's probably listed there. 

    You're welcome. 

    Spring "Thirty Dollars Richer Just For Asking" Chicken 
    Spring Texas USA
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