|New in our arsenal: a kitchen torch arrived Friday. We started with steak.|
Flaming the steak (after broiling) brought out the flavor of black pepper.
|We charred the skins of bell peppers, which then were easy to remove.|
The peppers had a slightly charred taste but remained crisp.
|Friday dinner: pepper steak and bell pepper salad: quite delicious!|
|Saturday breakfast: butter and cinnamon-sugar melted onto grapefruit halves.|
Good, but next time we'll brush melted butter onto the fruit first, to keep the grapefruit juice out of the sugar.
|Vegetable soup topped with cheese and one pearl tomato: the torch|
was great for melting the cheese and blackening the tomato.
|A good lunch.|
|The ultimate torch experiment: creme brulèe for dinner dessert.|
|The sugar melted and then turned into a kind of caramel candy. Just what we hoped for.|
Yes, some of these dishes could be prepared in other ways, but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun.
Soon, if all goes as planned we will:
- Eat oatmeal with sugar torched on the top for breakfast.
- Buy marshmallows. Torch them. We have graham crackers and chocolate bars. You know where this is going.
- Buy better custard cups (we're afraid the Pyrex will explode from heat shock).
- Think about torching some fish.
- Work on our techniques! Len does the torch part. I do the prep.