Monthly Archives: September 2012

Creativity for new hotdog recipes

Foodpairing(R) is not only applied in top restaurants, our creativity tool can also be used to create new recipes for e.g. hotdog.

We have members applying Foodpairing(R) in all sorts of places. In Belgium we have e.g. places that sell french fries (called ‘frietkot’) that apply Foodpairing(R) to increase the potato experience. For a fair we created new Foodpairing(R) combinations based on classic hamburgers and hotdog.

As an example we made a variation on a hotdog, starting from chicken sausage.

If you check the Foodpairing(R) tree of chicken, you can find combinations like pumpkin, apple,…

Hotdog: Chicken – Pumpkin-apple ketchup – tomato confit

Recipe

335 g pumpkin (peeled)
145g Granny Smith
80 g onion
5 g garlic
thyme and bayleaf
200 g water
25 g sugar
15 g aigre-doux (50 g of caramelized sugar quenched with 10 g of white wine vinegar)
1 g cornstarch
20 g water
curry powder
8 cherry tomatoes
olive oil
some sprigs of thyme
4 chicken sausages
4 hot dog buns
salt and pepper

Dice the pumpkin, Granny Smith, onion and garlic. Braise in olive oil with thyme and bay leaf. Quench with water and cook until tender. Blend when the water is almost completely evaporated.

Add sugar, aigre-doux and curry powder. Bring back to a boil and add the cornstarch water mixture while stirring. Allow to boil, then cool down and season to taste with curry powder, salt, pepper and other spices.

Halve the cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, cover with sprigs of thyme and drizzle with olive oil. Put in a preheated oven of 180 °C.

Fry the chicken sausages.

The other recipes for hamburgers you can find here

 

Tribute to Peru: Physalis peruviana Foodpairing at Mistura

Sang-Hoon Degeimbre of l’air du temps and Foodpairing were invited to the yearly culinary congress in Peru, Mistura

As a tribute to all the marvelous ingredients Peru offers, San made a new dish based on the Foodpairing analysis of Physalis (also named Cape gooseberry of Aquaymento in Spanish).

San selected strawberry to join the Physalis in a drink. Beef, crabmeat, soy sauce and quinoa were combined in meat balls to join the drink. This movie gives you a quick overview of the recipe.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fErp4igildc[/youtube]

We also analyzed other Peruvian ingredients like Camu Camu, Lucuma. Foodpairing trees you can find here