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Ramen with Pork Jowl bacon

Yesterday, 10:22 PM

Has anyone used pork jowls for anything? Was grabbing a few things for ramen and a pack of pork jowl bacon kind of jumped out at me. Don't think i've ever seen jowls. Pretty sure it's the same as pork cheeks. 


Google search does produce some results for braised pork cheeks in ramen. 






Going to try it out in a few days, see how it does. 

Harden off yay or nah

22 May 2017 - 01:06 PM

They have been growing in the  greenhouse for a month  or two. Greenhouse has a 30 or 40% shade cloth over  it.  In your opinions, especially those of you with greenhouses do  you think they need hardening off? Weather and work schedule hasn't really allowed me to bring them  out much. Today is their second day outside the greenhouse and it's pretty windy and knocking them over. I'm off today and it's really nice out I was considering planting them but obviously don't want to scorch them. Next few days are supposed to be rainy off and on. 



Ramen a la D3

14 April 2017 - 07:38 PM

Making all the bases for ramen tonight. 


Chasu and egg marinade. 


soy, water, mirin, sugar, sake,  ginger, garlic, scallions, shallots, jalapeno, dried hot rod serrano x maui purple, dash of liquid smoke. 




heated to boil in dutch oven, added pork tenderloin... oh wait, there's two. wtf. Ok




threw into 250 degree oven with lid cracked open. Will cook for 3 hours flipping periodically


Decided to throw the smaller of the two loins into the broth. Will do chasu two ways. The traditional cooked in broth and other braised in oven. 


Broth is 3 quarts  sodium free chicken broth, garlic, lots of ginger, scallions, shallots, white onion, carrots, celery, white pepper, dried pods, 




an hour in, too bad loin wasn't fattier. Wouldn't mind a little oil in the mouthfeel of the broth. 




almost two more hours to go on everything. then will make the eggs and marinade in the left over juices from the braised chasu. 



Member Tagging

11 April 2017 - 09:49 PM

Hey @Hotpepper just curious if tagging people was still an option in the works. I know it was brought up a year or two ago. Would be nice to be able to tag someone without having to quote them. Does this require a major forum software upgrade?

Zera Food Recycler, 24hour fertilizer

30 January 2017 - 09:35 AM

Seen this on my FB feed from rockets are cool. Indiegogo for a kitchen composter that alleges it turns table scraps into compost in just 24 hours.