Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
April 30, 2007
Chef Tim Says...
should I have in my kitchen?
I had a comment about my last two week’s columns which had begun
a series on what you should have in your pantry.
I had started this series in response to a question about having a list
of the best and healthiest ingredients to buy at the grocery. The comment
was that the first two columns didn’t really relate to the “pantry.” Correct!
A poor choice of words as there are so many ingredients and some are kept
in the pantry as well as the fridge (and freezer).
I chose to start with meats (not in the pantry) because most people
feel that red meat is not all that healthy and I wanted to make sure to
show that there are great choices like this Skirt
Eating red meat is OK about once per week and you should make this an
event by choosing the best cuts.
I continue with a few “other meats” this week before moving
on to fish next week. I’ll get to the pantry soon
and follow that with a series of columns about which
ingredients to have on hand all the time for making what I call “Pantry Meals” (there’s
that word pantry again). These are quick meals that you can make with
ingredients that you have in your pantry (or fridge, or freezer) for those
times when you simply don’t have time or don’t want to cook. In Your Pantry: Other Meats
Southwestern Venison Burgers
Venison is lovely and very lean so it makes great burgers. This is a full quarter pound cheeseburger and only 313 calories and only 15 grams fat. You can make this with extra lean ground beef but it won�t have quite the lovely wild flavor. Ground lamb makes a good burger as well but ask the butcher to grind you some from the shoulder so that it is very lean.
Ask Dr. Gourmet
I am trying to prepare the best hard boiled eggs
for friends. My procedure is to boil them for
at least 10 minutes over a medium flame, then I let them sit
and cool down so I can peel them. Now isn't that the best procedure
Dr. Gourmet Says....
There are dozens of ways to boil an egg and your email piqued my interest. I searched the internet and found many people who claim to have the perfect method. While many of them sound good there are often multiple steps involving heating, reheating, ice water and cool running water. Hard Boiled Eggs