I’m recovering from my trip to Mexico, Super Bowl Sunday, and two kids worth of basketball playoffs. While I work on some new recipes, here are some new cooking gadgets I’ve got my eye on.
Essential Skewer Set for myself (late Christmas present…I felt like I deserved it), and I love these skewers. They’re thick enough to keep food from rolling around when you turn the skewer, but not thick enough to split food as you skewer it. Highly recommended.
Also, take a look at Weber’s funky Elevations Tiered Cooking System. It's a grill rack that lets you stack skewers three levels high over your grill. I’m not sure about this one - it looks like it adds a ton of grilling space, which is great, but I worry about it lifting the food too far from the heat of the grill. My blog-buddy Mike at Another Pint Please seems to love it, though. [h/t AnotherPintPlease.com]
two different sizes of limited edition green canning jars this year - regular mouth pint jars, and wide mouth quart jars. I’m a wide mouth jar fan, so I’m glad to hear about the quart jars, but they don’t seem to be available yet - I can only find the pint jars for sale. [h/t FoodInJars.com]
one of their new brushes as a replacement - it looks a lot more durable than the old one.
mole paste, like you can buy at a Mexican market in Oaxaca. I spent hours making Mole Negro at the cooking school - sharing the work with two other people. These pre-made pastes take Mole from a multi-hour (or all day) process down to about an hour, without losing the deep, complex flavor of the peppers, spices, nuts, and chocolate. Available in Mole Rojo, Mole Coloradito, and Mole Negro. [h/t SeasonsOfMyHeart.com]
defat the juices from a sous vide bag. I just noticed this 2 cup Oxo fat separator on Amazon - I’m going to pick one up for smaller jobs.
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What do you think?Any new kitchen gadgets catch your eye? Share them with us in the comments, below.
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