I was making a simple dinner with Jacques Pépin when I realized that this may be the most exciting chili that I have eaten. This is very good. This recipe requires Chili 9000 chili powder from Penzeys. In the future, I plan on using traditional chili powder. I want to believe that the proportions for the spices in this recipe will work with any chili powder. If the results are as exciting when I use Chili 9000, I will have created a great recipe! Jacques Pépin created the original recipe that I used to make this recipe.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 6 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans
- 2 cups yellow onions, medium dice
- 2 tablespoons garlic paste (from a garlic press)
- 3/4 cup scallions, chopped
- 2 jalapeño chili peppers, small dice
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes in sauce
- 2 tablespoons chili powder (Penzeys Chili 9000)
- 1 tablespoon + 3/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 teaspoons Diamond kosher salt
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons corn oil
- 1 quart (4 cups) water
- Thicken and add flavor with 1-2 tablespoons corn meal or maseca
- Prepare the vegetables
- Prepare the spices or seasonings
- In a pot, brown the ground turkey
- Sweat the vegetables with the turkey for about 10 minutes
- Add the spices while sweating the vegetables after about 7 minutes
- Add the beans
- Add the water
- Simmer for 30 minutes
- Put in serving bowls
- Serve after permitting the chili to cool for about 10 minutes
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I have perfected the appearance of my deep dish pizza. This sourdough bread dough has the perfect texture for making a pizza crust. Sourdough pizza crusts may not be ideal for pizza because the flavor of the crust is very different, but the pizza was still very good. I believe that I should enter the test kitchen to finish my project. I baked this pizza in a cast iron pan in an oven with the stones and rocks from my blog post Basic French Bread Recipe Using Contemporary Techniques Inspired By Thomas Keller. I will also have to perfect the proportions of the ingredients in my pizza sauce. I put a note for my current proportions at the top of the recipe. From observing many recipes, an Italian pizza is made without curiosity. Italian tomatoes make a great sauce. The crust recipe may be made with flour with less gluten. I flavored my favorite crust with butter.
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Thomas Keller’s Sourdough Bread
Seasoned vegetable consommé is venomous! Chicken poached in consommé is my very favorite. This recipe is from my blog post Ramen In Szechwan Chicken Consommé & Boiled Chicken Salad Sandwiches On Sourdough. In this blog post, I used vegetable consommé and Tien Tsin chili peppers . I also ground the Szechuan peppercorns. The chili peppers add heat to the consommé, but they do not add a lot of flavor. The ground peppercorns add a course flavor to the consommé. Since vegetable consommé is not as exciting as chicken consommé, I had to add more flavor using sesame oil, fish sauce, rice vinegar, and granulated sugar. Soy sauce may also be exciting. Someone should consider substituting the sugar with brown sugar, honey, or some other sweetener. 1 tablespoon of fish sauce for every quart of consommé is probably a good proportion. When someone adds sesame oil to something without cooking it, the flavor is very strong. Brown sugar is probably more pleasing with these ingredients. Next time, I will add 2 star anises to every quart of consommé.
Note: 1) adding bacon or using bacon grease seems very desirable
I could not resist the temptation to cook okra this weekend. This Cajun corn maque choux  recipe was adapted from a recipe in a Southern Living cookbook on frying. If I remember correctly, the cookbook does not include recipes or information on deep frying. In this cookbook, fried chicken is fried in a cast iron skillet. A similar recipe for maque choux from Southern Living is available on the internet.
Cajun food can be difficult to make because finding the right sausage and seasonings can be difficult. I made this with corn, okra, tomatoes, ancho peppers and salt. I sweat the vegetables in vegetable oil for about 15 minutes. After about 10 minutes, I added the seasonings. Before removing the vegetables from the pan, I added some butter. This is probably not necessary. Tony Chachere seasonings work well when making maque choux. I made the scrambled eggs from my blog post Thomas Keller’s Scrambled Eggs by substituting crème fraiche with mayonnaise. These eggs were very exciting.
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Cajun Corn Maque Choux
Thomas Keller’s Scrambled Eggs
Note: 1) Thomas Keller puts salt and pepper on the lettuce in some salads; I put salt and pepper over the lettuce, and I did not put any salt and pepper in the vinaigrette
I have always thought that having a square slice of bread would be exciting. Today I fulfilled another dream. I made sourdough bread in a Pullman loaf pan. These sandwiches were exciting. I washed the lettuce with a salad spinner, and I cut the egg with an egg slicer. My family had kitchen gadgets from my great grandmother’s kitchen. The flavor and texture of a sliced egg in a salad was great. Thomas Keller makes hard boiled eggs by putting them in a saucepan of cool water and cooking them for 7 minutes once the water simmers. The salad dressing was made with equal parts sherry wine vinegar and red wine vinegar that I combined with canola oil. I used 2 tablespoons of each vinegar and 1/2 cup of oil. The sandwiches were seasoned with Penzeys’ Sandwich Sprinkle.
(Tuna Fish On Slices From A) Pullman Loaf Of Sourdough
Gadgets: A Salad Spinner And An Egg Slicer
Note: 1) I changed the amount of cocoa from 3/4 cup to 1 cup
This mole is authentic, better than the best! The mole in blog post Mole Perfection 1 has the flavor of chocolate. This mole is sweet and instantly gratifying. In this recipe, I added a plantain, a banana, 1 Anaheim pepper, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. The mole must sit for a short amount of time for an undesirable flavor from the cinnamon to disappear. My next mole is going to include vanilla. Penzeys has vanilla beans and vanilla extract from Mexico. I will probably have to wait to use Mexican vanilla, but next week I will transform my “old ragout recipe” to make a third mole recipe! People should probably believe that this is genuine American food, or quintessential “New World” cuisine.
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Mole Perfection 2