Wine Dine and Play: January 2016

Suspiro a la Limeña

(Lima style custard Sigh) 


A Wine, Dine, and Play Recipe

By: Sean Overpeck (CFE)

Limeña is a Spanish-influenced dessert that uses dulce de leche, which derives from the Spanish Blancmange. The bottom layer is made of dulce de leche enriched with egg yolks, similar to a custard. The top layer consists of meringue made with port wine. This classic criollo dessert is said to have been named by the famous Peruvian poet and author José Gálvez whose wife Doña Amparo Ayarez was famous for her cooking. When asked what inspired the name, he reportedly replied, "Because it is soft and sweet, like the sigh of a woman.” This version of the recipe came about while just playing around, and wanting more sweetness to the desert then the original recipes.

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Recipe

Information

Servings: 4 Ready In: 1h 30m
Prep Time: 10m Cuisine Origin: Peruvian
Cook Time: 50m Category: Dessert
Inactive Time: 0 Difficulty Level: Moderate
Ingredients
Amount in Imperial Measurement

Metric Measurement
Amount Per        Serving:
total amount
Equipment and Tools                                    (Mis en Place)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
4
fl oz
118
mL
Amount Per Serving:
1 cup
2 sauce pans
1 can of evaporated milk
12
fl oz
355
mL
Carbohydrates:
51g
Wire whisk or wooden spoon
Vanilla extract
1
tbsp
14
mL
Total Fat:
7g
Electrical mixer with whip attachment
large eggs
3
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Sugar:
48.8g
Spoon
White sugar
1
cup
237
g
Sodium:
66mg
Can opener
Port wine
1/4
cup
59
mL
Calories:
438 kcal
Candy thermometer
Potable water
2
tbsp
30
mL
Cholesterol (HDL):
80mg

Confectioners sugar
1
cup
237
g
Protein:
7g

Powdered cinnamon garnish
2
tsp
10
g
Dietary Fiber:
0.2g

Cinnamon sticks for garnish
4
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Potassium:
27mg






Vitamin A %DV.
4%





Vitamin C %DV.
0%









Method

Notes for Preparation
1. See the Notes for Preparation section (to the right) before beginning this recipe.

Open the milk cans with the opener
2. Over low heat add the two milks to a sauce pan stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or wire whisk, until the mixture begins to change to light caramel color, about 40 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Crack the eggs into bowl, remove the yolks to a second bowl, and whisk them together. Reserve the egg whites for the Meringue.
3. Whisk the egg yolks and slowly add them to the milk mixture also known as a “manjar blanco[1].” Keep beating for a few minutes to thoroughly mix. Transfer the mixture to four separate bowls and leave out at room temperature, or refrigerate.


4. Meanwhile in the second saucepan over high heat, add the white sugar, port wine and water. When it comes to a boil which will roughly take 5-8 minutes, let it sit over high heat for 6 minutes without stirring. The syrup will form a caramelized[2]red color. Remove the saucepan from the heat. You can also use a candy thermometer and once the mixture reaches 230°f (110oC)   then the caramel is done.


5. In an electric mixer with the whip attachment, add the egg whites and confectioners sugar to the bowl and blend on high speed until soft peaks form, which will take between 7-10 minutes. When you lift the beater, there should be a solid meringue foam around  it. 


6. turn the beaters back on, and slowly add the hot syrup in a thin steady stream and continue to mix for several minutes until the mixture turns cold.


Assembly

Drink Recommendations For Dish
1. Take the cups of custard from the refrigerator, and scoop a heaping amount of the meringue on top.

Potable Water
2. Sprinkle the top with some cinnamon, and garnish with a cinnamon stick or a piece of mint. Serve Cold.

Café Tunki Peruvian coffee
3. See the drink recommendations (to the right) for this dish

Familia Deicas Licor de Tannat 2007 from Canelones, Uruguay.



Notes and Citations:

Temperature Cooking Chart
1.     Manjar Blanco also known as manjar de leche or simply manjar, is a term used to refer to a variety of related delicacies in the Spanish-speaking world all milk-based. In South America it refers to a sweet, white spread or pastry filling. Grand Food Dictionary Online 

Blue                              100-110°f               (38-43oC)
Pittsburg (B&B)     115°f                     (46oC)
Rare                              120-125°f              (49-52oC)
Medium Rare               130°f                    (54oC)
Medium                        140-145°f             (60-63oC)     Medium Well                150°f                     (66oC)             Well done                      155-160°f              (68-71oC)
2.     Caramelization is a process in cooking resulting in a nutty flavor and brown color. When you slowly cook sugar or other items like onions over an extended period of time, the natural sugars in them caramelize, making the result intensely and wonderfully flavorful. Grand Food Dictionary Online 

Seafood                         135-140°f            (58-60oC)      Roast Beef                     145°f                   (63oC)         Roast Pork                     145°f                   (63oC)       Ground Beef or Pork    155°f                   (68oC)       Poultry                           165°f                   (77oC)









“Culinary perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, 
But in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
-Angelique Arnauld (1591-1661)



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Pollo a la Brasa

(Peruvian Roasted Chicken) 


A Wine, Dine, and Play Recipe


By: Sean Overpeck (CFE)


Pollo a la Brasa is a common dish of Peruvian cuisine and one of the most consumed in Peru, along with ceviche, papa a la huancaina, salchipapa, and Chifa. The dish originated in the city of Lima in the 1950s. It was developed by Roger Schuler and Franz Ulrich, who were Swiss residents in the country. Originally its consumption was specific to the wealthy people, but today it is widely available and a typical plate of 1/4 chicken with fries and a salad can be bought for about 15 soles, or just under $5.

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Recipe

Information

Servings: 4 to 6 Ready In: 7h 30m
Prep Time: 30 Cuisine Origin: Peruvian
Cook Time: 40m Category: Entree
Marination Time: 6h to 2 days Difficulty Level: Easy
Ingredients
Amount in Imperial Measurement

Metric Measurement
Amount Per        Serving:
total amount
Equipment and Tools                                (Mis en Place)
Whole chicken 3-4 lbs
1
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Amount Per Serving:
1/4 piece
Cutting boards[1]
(green, and red)
Chicken Marinade:




Carbohydrates:
6g
Chef knife
Soy sauce
2
tbsp
30
mL
Total Fat:
44.4g
Cutting boards[1]
(green, and red)
Limes for juice
2
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Sugar:
0.9g
Baking sheet pan
Garlic cloves
5
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Sodium:
1,517mg
Food processor
Fresh ginger
1
tsp
5
mL
Calories:
617kcal
Potato peeler
Cusqueña Premium Peruvian Beer[3]
1/4
cup
59
mL
Cholesterol (HDL):
187mg
Thermometer
Balsamic vinegar
1
tbsp
14
mL
Protein:
47.1g
Measuring spoons
Huacatay[4]paste or substitute mint leves
1
tbsp
14
g
Dietary Fiber:
1.2g
Measuring cup
Ají panca[5]paste or substitute ground nutmeg
1
tbsp
14
g
Potassium:
122mg
2 kitchen bowls
Ground Cumin
2
tsp
10
g
Vitamin A %DV.
0%

Ground annatto[6]or substitute with ground chili powder
1
tsp
5
g
Vitamin C %DV.
0%

Dried oregano
1
tbsp
14
g



Dried rosemary
2
tsp
10
g



Kosher salt
1
tsp
5
g



Ground black pepper
1/2
tsp
2
g



Ground cayenne pepper
1/2
tsp
2
g



Olive oil, extra virgin
3/4
cup
177
mL



Ají verde sauce (see recipe here)
1
cup
237
mL










Method

Notes for Preparation
1. See the Notes for Preparation section (to the right) for vegetables in this recipe , ratios for oil blending, and how to butcher a whole chicken.

Ratio of olive oil to vinegar is 3:1
2. Using a yellow cutting board[1], Butcher the whole chicken into 4 pieces. See the Notes for Preparation section (to the right) on the breakdown. You can cut the chicken into either 4 or 6 pieces, however if you want a larger piece of meat only cut 4 pieces, leaving the thigh and drumsticks connected, and using the wings for another dish, or to make stock.

Wash, sanitize[2], and rinse the limes, garlic, and ginger to clean thoroughly. 
3. On a green cutting board cut the limes in half, and squeeze the juice into a bowl

Whole chicken butchering: A whole chicken can yield 8 separate pieces, with he breast being the largest pieces. Depending on the dish your preparing you may want small or larger pieces of the chicken.
4. Peel the skin from garlic cloves

Legs: With the chicken right side up, cut both chicken legs by slicing at the joint from the top of the leg near the breast wall. Each leg (2) is composed of a thigh and a drumstick. Pull the leg to expose the thigh bone, then flip the chicken over allowing you to cut around the nugget a.k.a the oyster. The leg will separate from the body.
5. Peel the ginger, and cut away  the equivalent of a teaspoon or more for the desired amount you wish.

Repeat the same process with the other leg.
6. For the marinade, in a food processor add all the ingredients listed accept for the olive oil.

You can now choose to leave the leg as is with the thigh and drumstick connected, or separate them with another straight cut down the center of the leg piece.
7. Pulse the mixture on the lower speed setting, then gradually add the olive oil pouring in a steady stream to emulsify[7]the sauce. The sauce should be a nice thick red color, thanks to the annatto[6].

Wings: Locate the joint below the breast on each side and remove the wings from the body by cutting downward.
8. Place the cut chicken into a large bowl, and add the sauce from the presser on top. Mix together so the sauce can incorporate into the chicken. Cover and refrigerate 6 hours or up to two days to allow the marinade to soak in for more flavorful chicken.

Breast: To cut the breast in half you must remove the backbone, by either using your chef knife or a pair of kitchen shears. Turn the chicken on its side and find the strip of white fat known as the fat line below the breast, and cut along the line until the back separates from the body, and then repeat the same step on the other side of the breast.
9. After 6 hours, preheat the convection oven to 425°f (218oC). pPlace the marinated chicken onto a baking sheet pan, and insert into the center of the oven.

To remove the breast bone turn the breasts over and cut through the cartilage until you reach the hard bone portion. Peel back the cartilage with your fingers to expose the bone. Grab it tightly and pull it out to remove from the breast.
10. Cook the chicken for ten minutes, then reduce the temperature to 325°f (163oC), and cook for an additional 30-35 minutes, until using a thermometer the internal temperature is maintained at 165°f (74oC), for 15 seconds or more.

The final step will be to cut the breast in half, giving you 6-8 usable pieces
Prepare the Ají verde sauce (see recipe here) while the chicken is cooking.

Save the bone and cartilage pieces to make a chicken stock. (see recipe here)
Assembly

Drink Recommendations For Dish
1. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the chicken cool at room temperature for 5 minutes.

Potable Water
2. To prepare the plate, place one piece of chicken to the side and top it with someAjí verde sauce (see recipe here), and serve the dish with the traditional accompaniments of a leafy green salad and french fries.

Cusqueña Premium Peruvian Beer[3]
3. See the drink recommendations (to the right) for this dish

Rum Nation Peruano


Tabernero Rosé Blend Borgoña 2011, Chincha Valley 
Notes and Citations:

Temperature Cooking Chart
1.     One of the most common causes of food-related illness (a.k.a food poisoning) is something called cross-contamination, (transfer of harmful bacteria from one food product to another) by way of contaminated tools. Cutting boards are a prime culprit. Using separate, color-coded cutting boards for ingredients is a great way of preventing illness. The colors help you keep track of which cutting boards are reserved for which types of foods, so that you don’t cut lettuce on the same board you used for cutting raw poultry. The green board is used for fruits and vegetables, while the yellow is for raw poultry such as chicken, duck, hen, and turkey.

Blue                              100-110°f (38-43oC)
Pittsburg (B&B)             115°f             (46oC)
Rare                              120-125°f (49-52oC)
Medium Rare               130°f        (54oC)

Medium                        140-145°f (60-63oC)     Medium Well                150°f         (66oC)             Well done                      155-160°f (68-71oC)
2.     In accordance to food safety regulation (21 CFR Part 173) specifies two conditions for the permitted use of hypochlorite solutions (bleach) in washing produce: The concentration of sanitizer in the wash water must not exceed 200 ppm (Parts Per Million).The produce must be rinsed with potable water following the chlorine treatment.



3.    Cusqueña Premium Peruvian Beer is one of the few all malt beers brewed in south America. ABV 4.8%. It is a Peruvian golden lager from a brewery founded by German Ernesto Güntherand, and used pure mountain water from the Andes. The beer is made only from malted barley and is hopped with imported Saaz from the Czech Republic. Grand Food Dictionary Online 


4.    Huacatay is an annual herb of the Asteraceae family. It has got different names in different regions such as, Mexican Marigold, Mint Marigold, Wild Marigold, Peruvian Black mint, and Stinking Roger. Its flowers and leaves produce a strong odor as it contains an essential oil. The taste of this herb is somewhat mixture of sweet basil, tarragon, mint and lime. The scientific name for Huacatay is Tagetes minuta. Grand Food Dictionary Online 


5.     Ají panca is a type of chile pepper that is commonly grown in Peru, and frequently used in Peruvian cuisine. It is a dark red, mild pepper with a smokey, fruity taste. It's often sold dried, or prepared into a paste. To make a paste from fresh ají panca peppers, remove the seeds and process the peppers in the blender or food processor with a little bit of vegetable or olive oil emulsion. Grand Food Dictionary Online 

Seafood                         135-140°f           (58-60oC)      Roast Beef                    145°f                   (63oC)         Roast Pork                     145°f                   (63oC)       Ground Beef or Pork    155°f                   (68oC)       Poultry                           165°f                   (77oC)
6.     Annatto come from the dark red seeds of the West Indian annatto tree (Bixa orellana), and though it originated in Brazil, annatto seed has become a staple spice in cuisines from India to the Philippines, and are used to add a vibrant natural red-orange color to food. Grand Food Dictionary Online 


7.    Emulsification is a process in which a well blended mixture of two liquids that normally don't combine, (i.e. oil and water) to prevent a separation. It is achieved by slowly adding the former to the later and mixing rapidly. Mayonnaise and Hollandaise sauce are two examples of oil in water emulsions. Grand Food Dictionary Online 












“Culinary perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, 
But in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
-Angelique Arnauld (1591-1661)




TTFN


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