Archive for July, 2011
Summer is tailor-made for grilling. It’s the time of year when you turn to burgers, slabs of marbled meat and ears of sweet corn. You fire up the grill because it’s easy and convenient – and who wants to heat up a kitchen? Unfortunately sometimes, it can mean you fall into a rut. After all, a nice, simple burger cooked just right is just that: nice and simple.
The iSi Creative Whip can help you shake things up a bit while keeping it easy. You don’t have to invest in fancy artisanal ingredients or stick with the old tried and true: ketchup or bottled barbecue sauce. In the recipe below, we spice up a traditional cream-based sauce with chipotle peppers. It has a kick to it that keeps the flavor interesting with a bit of heat, and adds a creamy texture to boot. The sauce is quite versatile as well, and you can use it as a vegetable dip at parties.
Summer grilling is meant to be fun and easy. Just remember, with a little creativity, your dinner can taste better than just good (and expected)!
WHIPPED CHIPOTLE SAUCE
Ingredients for 1 pint Creative Whip
½ cup of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
1 cup cream cheese
½ cup heavy cream
Juice of one lime
In a blender or food processor, puree chipotle peppers with cream cheese until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve and stir in heavy cream and lime juice. The mixture should have a creamy consistency. Pour into a 1 pint iSi Creative Whip. Screw on one iSi cream charger and shake vigorously. Chill for at least one 30 minutes before serving.
This sauce will go well with burgers.
Post by Bao Ong. Photo by Gregor Halenda Photography.