We’ve seen a lot of techniques over the years — and written a lot of pressure-cooker cheesecake recipes, too — and we can tell you we heartily don’t get why people tend to overcomplicate what can be a fairly simple process for a rich, mousse-like (not New York–style) cheesecake.
Lobster tails can be notoriously rubbery, overcooked seconds after they’re perfectly cooked. By using the sous vide method, we can poach them in butter with herbs and end up with pure luxury each time.
Taking advantage of the way pressure can (sort of) marinate meat as it cooks, here’s a way to prepare a tasty replica of more traditional sauerbraten just about any weekend evening.
When Alex Province grills up his meatless Portobello burgers, he thinks about the essence of chorizo. How to capture that in a meatless burger? He relies on the flavors that feel most “meaty” (and Spanish) to him, like cumin and paprika. And of course, because every burger is better with cheese, Alex melts Manchego slices over the grilled mushrooms.
The beet helps us get as close as we can get to the bloody beef you crave, and with a mix of potatoes and seasonings, it can deliver a tasty burger.