Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pulled Beef Sandwich

Sandwiches are a definite pub classic. Burgers in the menu is a rule. Pulled beef however, is not as common. I think it's a burger that is just taken up a few notches. I mean, its still beef that has been physically altered by pulling it apart. In the case of burgers, the beef is just grounded. But pulled beef has so much more flavour because of the braising process. Also, you can reduce the braising liquid and add it to the pulled meat to heighten its succulence.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Haddock fingers and Pickled Fennel Salad

It's a really nice contrast in flavours, with complementing textures. The haddock tastes as it should, and the pickled fennel pairs wonderfully with the haddock. It also tastes good on its own. However, the pickled flavour also cleanses the palate quite well. So by alternating which one you eat, your mouth takes longer to adapt to the flavours, and therefore each bite still gives its full flavoured impact. Both the fingers and fennels have a nice crunch to them, with the fingers leaning a bit more towards crisp than crunch.