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Postby john_titor » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:55 pm

It's getting colder and I am looking for more ideas to put in to the crockpot. Extra thanks for exotics.
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Re: Slow Cookery

Postby fennel » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:50 pm

Dried shitakes, for sure. Or if you're looking for woodsy depth, dried porcini. Doesn't take much. Any kind of bean you otherwise don't often have. Fageole or white beans can be muy satisfying. Rosemary. A little farro or barley to add body to brothy dishes…
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Re: Slow Cookery

Postby john_titor » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:11 pm

I have some dried shitakes left over from hot and sour. Do you just throw them in dried? I can't remember if I had to wash these last time. Definitely going with white beans and something deep. What's the classic white bean stew? I can't remember. A smoked pork knuckle goes a long way.
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Re: Slow Cookery

Postby fennel » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:53 pm

It doesn't hurt to give them a quick rinse, but the hydration will depend on having a enough broth/water in your concoction, and enough time. I'm guessing your cooking cycle will provide plenty of time.

If you eat meat, you might look to recipes for cassoulet for inspiration. With that dish, it's all about slow-cooking.
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Re: Slow Cookery

Postby john_titor » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:55 pm

Cassoulet, yes, that is exactly what I was thinking of. Thanks!
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Re: Slow Cookery

Postby fennel » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:02 pm

fennel wrote:If you eat meat, you might look to recipes for cassoulet for inspiration. With that dish, it's all about slow-cooking.
And now that I think of it, the same principles could be applied for many V dishes.
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