The Trattoria Project and Spectaculars: Pain in the ass

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Pain in the ass

Yi Mian and Tofu in Superior Consumme "XXVIII"

It was such a pain.
Making consomme in a home kitchen that is.
But having a mouthful of this lets you feel like it was all worth it.

If you don't know what a superior consomme is, it is fine, i didn't understand until an hour ago.

I had abalone, pork bones, bacon bones, yunan ham, dried scallops, whole chicken, chicken feet, chinese cabbage and dark SUPERIOR soy sauce simmering for half a day or more. After which i reduced the broth by half and clarified it with egg whites, then i strained the broth with muslin cloth and reduced by half again. From 3 litres of broth to 4 bowls of soup.

This is superior consomme.

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