Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Do I Make You Hungry, Baby? (if the spirit moves ya, let me food ya)

Set to the Tune of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"

So it occurs to your friend and humble narrator that this is a FOOD blog, is it not?  And a food blog without a bunch of food porn everywhere is like a fat kid bunch of food porn everywhere.  So here we are, the first installment of Braised In Captivity's masticatory delights.

Eat em and Weep!   Next time...our very first recipe posting.
Stay tuned, Braisers!!

Fried Sichuan Dumplings & Hoisin Sauce

Cucumber Cups w/ Boursin & Tobiko Caviar

Fried Scallop topped w/ Creme Fraiche & Salmon Roe

Fried Spring Rolls w/ Hoisin

Spring Rolls w/ Peanut Sauce & Sriracha 

Moroccan Spiced Chicken Skewers w/ Spicy Peanut Sauce

Seared Lobster Medallions w/ Lavender White Chocolate Sauce

Roasted Beets & Citrus Goat Cheese

Asian Relish Salad on Rice Noodles w/ Sushi (Seared Ahi Tuna, Rice Ball w/ Smoked Salmon, California Roll topped with Tobiko-not pictured)

Field Greens & Lemon Vinaigrette on Tomato w/ Parmesan Crisp

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Carrot Ginger Soup; you can find the recipe here
(please note that I varied the garnish slightly from the recipe)

Braised Short Ribs on Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta topped w/ Basil

Sliced Peking Duck in Mandarin Pancakes w/ Hoisin & Sweet & Sour Sauce

Chicken & Manchego Quesadillas w/ Fresh Salsa, Lime Sour Cream, & Balsamic Reduction

Pork Roulade Stuffed with Hawaiian Fruits and Nuts
Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Chicken Stuffed w/ Chorizo Stuffing in Tomato Mole Sauce w/ Lime Cream
(photo courtesy: Jenn Baratta)

Chicken Cacciatore, White Rice, & Balsamic Reduction

A different take on Saltambocca Alla Romana 

Slow Roasted Bone-In Pork Loin w/ Sage & Orange

A different take on Chicken Cordon Bleu, Peas & Carrots

Honey Glazed Duck Breast w/ Sesame Crisps 


Braided Sole on Zucchini wedges with White Truffle Oil & Parsley

Bay Scallop Ceviche w/ Lime Cream, Gazpacho & Agave Syrup

Crab Cakes w/ Red Pepper Coulis

Braided Tilapa & Stir Fried Vegetables

Almond Cake & Sugar Cage

Braised Peaches on Baked Meringue Disks w/ Cinnamon & English Double Cream

Chocolate XS Cake

Fruit Tart

Creme Brulee

The plates for the Chocolate XS Cake:  White Chocolate & Raspberry Sauce

Preparing Dessert Plates for Service

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  2. Gorgeous photos, Rob and for the record, yes, you're making my stomach grumble.

  3. You had me at "Lobster with White Chocolate Lavender Sauce". I NEED to eat that again SOON!