BM # 20 Day 2
I picked the
theme garnishing, but while working on them realized the rainy season is
absolutely the wrong time for this . I went bonkers looking for the right
veggies and most of all fresh leafy stuff.I guess it was a real challenge , all the same I enjoyed it thoroughly. For the 2nd day of BM I shall tell you
about very simple garnishes which are made in a jiffy.
vegetables tied with strips
These make a very attractive garnish for buffets or for
Cut a length
wise strip, so that the carrot can lie flat on the cutting board.
from other sides too, leaving a square carrot.
have lot of variations.
cut these into match stick julienne.
into cubed sticks.
into zig zag sticks.
length and thickness, and the garnish look changes.Here you have to use your
bundles could be made with different beans.
You have to blanch the beans like
(oops!!...I did not blanch them!!)
Make sure to trim off tails.
can also be made from radish.The red radish bundles look very
beautiful.(unfortunately , not the right season, will surely add them as the
We can use..
strip from the blanched carrot .
sides to make a long thin strip.
Snip off the
edges to a V or slant.
in ice water.
could be made from the harder veggies, which should be blanched.Infact you
shall have to immerse the leek or spring onion leaves too in hot water for a
few seconds, then rinse in cold water.The ties will not break and the
bundles will be securely tied.
Zuccini ties, I made a thin slice and blanched it.
Trim to the
fresh leafy greens and add to the bundles.
Shave a fine
strip of carrot or cucumber, with a vegetable peeler.
Make a cut
along the middle of the strip, Do not cut through.
Push one end
through the the cut.
will twist into a spiral.
They will get firm and crisp in about 30 minutes.
green cucumbers peels, or zucchini peels.
For a double color effect use an unpeeled
Cut a flat
thick slice from carrot, cucumber, zucchini.
corer, cut through.
log will be made.
I have used zucchini,
the red beauty is karonda ..and a mint sprig.
be substituted with cherry tomatoes .
For the carrot log I have placed it on a tomato slice a cucumber slice, encircled with onion slice.
The red heart is a cut out from red capsicum..with a coriander leaf.
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