Cooking Class 10: Sauces all over the place

So day two of the flood in the class room had us walking carefully. I almost stepped in a pot. I would have been stuck with my big clunker kitchen shoes. It was not as bad as we only needed 5 pots. It was still a mess.

Here was the run down.
Roasted Tomato Coulis
Tomatillo Salsa

(The tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica) is a plant of the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, related to the cape gooseberry, bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit of the same name. Tomatillos, referred to as green tomato (Spanish: tomate verde) in Mexico, are a staple in Mexican cuisine. Tomatillos are grown throughout the Western Hemisphere. Despite the name it is not a variety of tomato, although it is in the same family.[1])
Mango Chutney nutty sweet flavor-goes well on eggs
Corn and Pepper Relish yummy and tangy
Basil Oil
Citrus Juice
Jus de Veau Lie (weird sauce that I was unfortunately/unfortunately not able to work on) Veal Stock, with mushrooms, ham and butter —Okay so maybe it might be a good taste, but no one made a fuss about it.

(Team work on the sauces–of course we did not do these individually. We would have been there till Monday.)

Chicken Consomme–If you like science, this is for you. You make a “raft”, really a huge ass chicken meat (wet) patty that floats to the top of the pot and is like a meatloaf. It separates from the sides of the pot and floats (before it sinks). You ladle from the sides the CLEAR liquid that comes from beneath it. If you want the recipe let me know. This is a try-at-home with the kids.
Cream of Broccoli Soup-You only make this if you are feeding a bunch of people at once. Otherwise you end up with days worth of soup-just the liquid.
Puree of Carrot Soup-This took a while. Ours came out not so great. The next group had an amazing creamy texture with a slightly sweet carroty taste. I wanted to eat all of theirs.

So it was another long day. We have our exam next weekend–make cream of broccoli soup, mayonnaise, and cut diced potatoes–my favorite. A written section has 8 recipes or concepts to write out. Yay–academia has infiltrated.

I brought home most of this so I will enjoy the fruits of my and my team’s labor.

Until next week.
Eat well and enjoy life!!


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