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Ovenless Turkey

A quick post as the beginning of a (hopeful) return to recipes.  To be honest, I was not ovenless this Thanksgiving;  I was in Connecticut at my parents’ house, using their beautifully equipped kitchen.  However, we gave some ovenless turkey a shot to see how it would work out.  How?  Sous-vide. Continue reading

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Meal: Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Mash and Eggplant

Thanksgiving is just around the weekend, and many poor souls out there have been turned from sweet potatoes (or improperly converted) by the old marshmallow-covered standby of Novembers past.  While it may have its charms, there is a place to balance between the cloyingly sweet traditional preparation of sweet potatoes, and the just-the-right-touch of sweet and salty coming together in good mashed sweet potatoes.  As versatile as any regular potato, sweet potatoes can be mandolined and laid out in a delicious gratin, sliced into medallions and sauteed or fried, roasted into sweet potato fries or tossed cold into a salad, and mixed with a wide variety of sweet and savory additions ranging from maple syrup to bacon.  They go extremely well with steak, sausage, chicken, pork, and, of course, turkey.

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