Cookwise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealedby Shirley O. Corriher
Offering “the hows and whys of successful cooking,” Cookwise, by well-known food writer and culinary sleuth Shirley O. Corriher, tells you how and why things happen in the course of food preparation. The more than 230 outstanding recipes featured not only please the palate, but demonstrate the various roles of ingredients and/b>… See more details below
Offering “the hows and whys of successful cooking,” Cookwise, by well-known food writer and culinary sleuth Shirley O. Corriher, tells you how and why things happen in the course of food preparation. The more than 230 outstanding recipes featured not only please the palate, but demonstrate the various roles of ingredients and techniques—making Cookwise an invaluable reference for anyone who has ever wanted to improve on a recipe, make a cake moister, or a roast chicken juicier.
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Shirley O. Corriher, national and international speaker, food writer, and culinary food sleuth, solves problems for everyone from large corporations, food editors, and test-kitchen chefs to home cooks. For ten years, Shirley was a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and Tribune Media Services. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Arch.
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Artichoke Leaves with Hollandaise
Makes 3 to 4 Hors d'oeuvre servings
This old-time classic hors d'oeuvre is hard to beat.
What this recipe shows:
Microwaving is a quick, simple way to prepare an artichoke.
2 large artichokes, rinsed and stems cut off close to the base, sharp leaf tips trimmed if desired
1 recipe hollandaise (see below)
Wrap each artichoke in microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave one at a time for 6 to 7 minutes on High. Let stand 5 minutes. Push the leaves down to spread out and make them easier to remove. Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold with hollandaise for dipping and a plate for the leaves, which are discarded after the edible portion has been eaten.
Makes about 1 1/3 cups
What this recipe shows:
Once the yolk-lemon juice mixture begins to thicken, it has reached a temperature high enough to kill salmonella.
Whisking in the melted butter over hot, not boiling, water off the heat prevents the yolks from scrambling.
Adding salt to the hollandaise after the ice cubes are added and the hot water has cooled prevents the yolks from scrambling.
4 large egg yolks
3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1 tablespoon water
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, and water in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl resting over the top of a medium saucepan of simmering water. It is important that the top of the water be well below the upper part of the double boiler or the bottom of the bowl. Have the melted butter ready to drizzle in. Whisk constantly. Thesecond that the yolk mixture begins to thicken slightly, remove the top of the double boiler or the bowl from above the hot water and continue whisking. Turn off the heat. Add four ice cubes to cool the hot water a little. Put the pan or bowl of yolks back above the hot water. Whisk in the melted butter, drizzling it in very slowly. If at any time the sauce looks as if it is about to break, remove bowl and continue whisking to cool it down or whisk in 1 teaspoon cold water. With constant whisking, whisk in the salt and cayenne. When all the butter is incorporated, taste and add more salt or cayenne as needed.
Copyright © 1997 by Shirley O. Corriher
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