opinionated "shots" - more ideas for fat washing - indian eating vessels for bar snacks - infused Affligem beer
The opinionated "shots" is a new category on www.opinionated.alchemist.com, which will just capture new ideas, new concepts. But they are only "tickers" - short notices... and might be picked up in future posts.
- Fat Washing
I was pretty stumped, that the coconut aroma is so noticeable [especially, as I am not that fond of coconut]. But that let me think of doing homemade coconut infused rum or coconut rum liqueur [maybe the liqueur could be actually sweetened with coconut-sugar].
Another amazing flavour is happening to be cocoa butter. It really taste like chocolate [maybe less pronounced and the texture is different]. Hence making a cocoa butter washed whisky [or rum, or tequila, or you name it], might be very interesting.
- Indian "eating vessels"
In my last job in Abu Dhabi we have used [yeah, it was my idea] Indian pani puris as vessels for non-Indian snacks. That worked amazingly well.
Now I had the idea to use another classic Indian snack, the papadums [or better said papad cones] as just another vessel. The cones [I would make them just bite size] of crispy puffed up bread, would be perfect for things like tartare but also "mini stews" and any other stuff. I am actually very excited to try this out.
- Infused Affligem beer
One of my latest ideas is, to infuse beer. Off course, you do need a couple of things for it: you have to be able to recarbonate the beer [as when you are flavouring, you will loose most likely most of the carbonation. And you have to be able to re-cap them [you want to have a pretty capped bottle, don't you?]. At this stage, the only thing which I am still missing to do this is a bottle capper and some actual caps. I guess, it will be truly amazing - my first try will be maple syrup & coffee... and I will serve it in a "smoked beer glass". Will keep you in the loop...