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Post by Man Alive! on Jul 13, 2008 21:28:58 GMT -5
10 MINUTES HAVE ELAPSED!
Fukui: Go ahead!
Ohta: The challenger told me that he is trying to use a range of sweetness in his peaches, going from somewhat tart to very sweet, in order to show how versatile the ingredient can be. Also, while Chef Smith acknowledges that his style has been predominantly French so far, the challenger tells me that since the peach is common in a lot of American home cuisine, you can expect a number of his dishes to have an American influence behind them.
Fukui: Thanks, Ohta! Looks like Chef Smith is a mighty talkative guy.
Ohta: It sure makes my job a lot easier! Oh, and Fukui-san...
Ohta: Chef Smith told me that he will be making four dishes today, and I just caught a glimpse of a grill heating up on the countertop. Back to you!
Fukui: My, that was quite a bit of information. What can you make of all that, Doc?
*Chef Smith pours his mixture into a cake pan and places some nectarine and darker peach slices on top. He then sprinkles some cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg on top of those slices before putting the whole thing into an oven.*
*Adam completes his mixture and puts his pot on the stove over medium-high heat.*
Sous chef Adam: Chef, what should I be doing now?
Chef Smith: Uh...let me think....I need the spice rub. And get some rice cooking!
Sous chef Adam: Yes , chef.
*Adam goes over to the rice cooker and starts it cooking some white rice. He then pulls out cumin, coriander, black pepper, and salt and begins to grind them*
Sous chef Ari: Chef, can you check these meatballs?
*Chef Smith goes over and inspects the first batch*
Chef Smith: Ari, they need to be browned more evenly. Try again, but only do one or two; we don't have room to make a lot more again.
Sous chef Ari: Yes, chef.
Post ------------------- Is there a limit to how many posts can be done in a given 5-minute time frame? ------------------- End
Last Edit: Jul 13, 2008 22:05:20 GMT -5 by bubbaboy
Fukui: My, that was quite a bit of information. What can you make of all that, Doc?
Doc Hattori: Four dishes? It appears that chef Smith is making a peach cake. I am a little surprised he is cooking it with the peaches on the top however. Usually the fruit is cooked on the bottom so they don't dry out or is cooked seperately and added to the top after the cake come out of the oven. It will be interesting to see how that turns out. As for the meatballs I suspect that they will be served with the peach sweet and sour sauce he is making at the moment. It's an appetizer dish found in many places so I suspect it will be served first. So that makes two of four dishes. An appetizer and desert course. I wonder what he will fill the middle with?
Chen on the other hand has bitten off a complex menu from what I can see worthy of the Imperial title he's given it. The baby pork belly dish is a variation of one used for special celebrations. If he can pull off the duck dish it should be both rich and flavorful. By plumping the skin, coating it with a syrup, and then drying it the skin should cook nice and crisp in contrast to the tender meat. Stuffing it with the peaches will also infuse the meat with their flavor. A darker peach would have given a stronger flavor but the sweetness of the white peach should go nicely with the other spices he rubbed the cavity with. Chen has also made a peach gelatino but the addition of broth makes me think that it will be used between courses to cleanse the palate, I suspect that the dried fruit and nuts will be used in a desert though.
On the other hand I have no idea what the challenger will be doing with the peach skins or what the Iron Chef is doing with his doughs. I suppose we will need to wait and see.
Post by Man Alive! on Jul 14, 2008 14:42:43 GMT -5
Fukui: Haha, even you can be stumped sometimes, Doc!
Post ------------------- Bubbaboy, you can make as many posts as you want in the five minute windows. I only wait for one post from each chef before moving the time forward, though, so if you want to post multiple times you'll have to post before I can call the time. It gives that sense of urgency that a real chef would face in Kitchen Stadium. ------------------ End
*Chen checks on the pork belly and paints it with a mixture of different peach purees, chen-pe and vinegar.*
Chen: (Assistant 1) Add the long noodles to the wok and after it is cooked, dump it into the ice water.
(Assistant 2) Get me the sweet light colored lotus paste, the custard powder, lard and white sugar. After check on the rice.
*Chen mixes the sweet lotus paste with egg yolks, custard powder, pureed peach and cream. He then forms them into a ball. Very carefully, he takes one of the variety of dough and places the filling in it. Chen then carefully crafts the the dough into a bun shaped like a peach. He then brushes the outside with pink and a little purple to make them look like the peaches of longevity.*
Chen: Guys, I will handle making the buns, but keep a close eye on the oven. Wow, using the skin of the peaches. Amazing!
*Chen stops making the buns for a little bit. He seasons the chopped pork with peaches with salt, white pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine and chopped ginger. Hands the bowl over to Assistant 2.*
Chen: Mix this well and check the gelatin. Don't let it get to hard.
*Chen checks the cooling noodles. He starts to make a sauce.*
Post by Man Alive! on Jul 15, 2008 21:24:26 GMT -5
Fukui: Man alive, the action is fast and furious here in Kitchen Stadium today!
Fukui: Go ahead, big guy!
Ohta: I've just spoken with the challenger, and he says that if he has time he will be attempting a fifth dish! It will utilize the peach juice reduction if it is prepared.
Fukui: A fifth dish? Wow! Let's just hope he doesn't push his luck too far.
Ohta: I know what you mean! Also, the Iron Chef's white match sticks are daikon, the clear liquid is rice wine vinegar and the white powder is some sugar. The gelatin is not for between courses, Chen tells me, but for a surprise. The sugar syrup for the duck contains some stronger flavored peaches. Also, the sauce for the noodles consists of hot water, peanut butter, sesame butter and oil, soy sauce, white pepper and hot chili oil. The longevity buns also contain minced peaches in the dough and also pureed yellow peaches in the filling. I'm told there are eleven buns, two for each taster and some for us, Fukui-san! Back to you!
Fukui: Some for us? Gee, Doc, that doesn't happen too often! I hope there are some left over after Ohta-san gets through with them. *laughs*
15 MINUTES HAVE ELAPSED!
Fukui: And with that time call, one quarter of this battle is already history!
Last Edit: Jul 15, 2008 21:26:05 GMT -5 by Man Alive!
Chen: Hand me the julienne white peaches and the julienne snow peas.
*Chen mixes the sauce with the noodles and the julienned items. Takes a taste.*
Chen: Good, but just a little more soy sauce and sesame oil.
*Adding a little more of both and chilling the noodles until plating. He then check on the gelatin.*
Chen: It is hard enough.
*Chen then cuts the gelatin into small cubes. He then rolls out the other dough into circles. Chen then forms dumplings with the pork and peach filling he made earlier. Before sealing up the dumplings he places a piece of the gelatin into the dumpling. After forming the dumplings, he places them into a steamer basket.*
Chen: (To both Assistants) Remember to start steaming them at the twenty minute mark. I want to serve them hot.
*Both assistants nod. Assistant 1 paints another coating of glaze on the pork. Assistant 2 takes the lightly dried peaches out from the oven. Chen then takes out the rice and mixes white sugar and the lard into the steamed rice.*
Chen: (Assistant 2) Hand me the dried peaches. Then coat the bowl with lard. Line up the different fruit and nuts like this.
*Putting a cherry in the conical bowl. Then a piece of flat peach.*
Chen: (Assistant 2) Then the other items circle the side of the bowl until you reach the top. Afterward hand the bowl back.
*Chen finishes making the twenty dumplings. He then adds a layer of rice to cover the inside of the bowl. With the remainder, he mixes the rest of the dried peaches and a bit of peach paste. He then adds the rest of the rice into the rice lined bowl. After placing a piece of aluminum foil on top, Chen place it into the bottom rack of the steamer.*
Doc Hattori: Not a fruit salad but Eight Treasure Rice Pudding so called because of the eight different kinds of fruits and nuts placed around the outside of the pudding. The Iron chef has added his own touch by mixing more peaches the the rice on the inside where it won't effect the appearance. After steaming it the bowl will be turned out and the fruit and nuts will make a pattern on the outside of the rice pudding.
It is a dish I had suspected he would make with his current menu and will be a real treat for you and the other judges Morisan. Good thing I got that right since I was so wrong about the gelatino. *chuckles* The getin peach puree will make the dumplings very moist though.
Now on the challengers side of the kitchen it looks like we will be getting some grilled, maybe even barbecued, pork chops. That would go with the American slant to his food he mentioned and will go very well with the peach cake.
Chen: (To Hattori) The soup stock will make the gelatin savory but also slightly sweet due to the puree.
*Chen counts the amount of soup dumplings.*
Chen: Hey I have four extra. I wish Miyamoto-san was here. His makes the best looking dumplings and buns.
*Chen places the four on top of some Chinese cabbage leaves. Then places them into the steamer. Check his watch.*
Chen: In ten to fifteen minutes it should be ready. Get me more of the hard white peaches.
*Cuts some medium hardness tofu up. Then coats it with some egg white and corn starch. Afterward, Chen fries the tofu until golden brown. He then cuts up the peaches into small rectangular blocks like the tofu. He coats them the same way and fries them. Then Chen places them both to the side to drain and cool. *
*Chef Smith puts the pork chops on the grill and turns to Ari*
Chef Smith: Keep an eye on these. I want them grilled well but not overly charred.
Sous Chef Ari: Yes, chef.
*Chef Smith checks on the reductions then pulls out another pot. He puts in ice wine, water, and sugar and sets it to a boil*
Chef Smith: Adam, I need the following: diced red pepper, sliced green onions, ground ginger, minced garlic, and some chopped dried cranberries. Think you can handle it?
Sous chef Adam: Yes chef!
*Adam goes over to the counter and begins his vegetable prep. Chef Smith looks around and takes stock of what is going on*
Chef Smith (to himself): Cake in the oven, pork chops on the grill, sauces on the oven, veggies being chopped, meatballs cooking...I think we're really good on everything. Should I try that fifth dish?
Ohta: I've just finished speaking to both chefs. The Iron Chef says that his dumplings are soup dumplings and that dish is what the gelatin will be used for. The peach paste was made by boiling down some doughnut peach puree. The noodles will be served cold as an appetizer. Also, the Iron Chef is wondering is he should make a peach drink! Additionally, I asked him about his reference to "Miyamoto-san", and Chen-san said that Miyamoto is the Shanghai specialist that makes different kinds of confections that resemble the real objects they are based upon.
Fukui: I was wondering about that Miyamoto comment! What did the challenger tell you, Ohta-san?
Ohta: Well, Chef Smith says he is now well ahead of the timeline and is seriously thinking about the fifth dish I mentioned before. On the counter in front of him is flour, sugar, eggs, and cottage cheese. Also, the challenger tells me that his cake will actually be a "cobbler", not a "cake" in the strictest sense.
Fukui: Thanks for the update! Now let's take a look back at the action on the kitchen floor.
Last Edit: Jul 17, 2008 0:34:49 GMT -5 by Man Alive!