Time To Wash Your Dirty Plates – And Make Some Salmon, Too!
I walked into my kitchen yesterday and saw this staring at me:
Here’s A Kitchen Question For You!
For all of the great Chefs reading this, a question: when you use your dishwasher, do you ever set it to “lasagna”?
And even more importantly, when you have an important dinner party coming up, do you make sure that your salmon is perfectly prepared – by tossing it on a “rinse” cycle?
Welcome To The New World Of Culinary Wonder!
Imagine my surprise when I came across this: salmon being cooked “sous vide” style in a dishwasher!
And guess what, this salmon isn’t alone! People are making all kinds of dinners in their dishwashers!
And it’s not even all that crazy… it’s a cooking method that involves putting your food in an environment that’s heated to somewhere between 160F and 300F…
Um, But Why A Dishwasher?
A dishwasher gets up to more than 200 degrees, and it goes through several variations of how that heat’s applied, from the actual washing cycle to the drying cycle.
Here is what it’s all about: when you cook in a dishwasher, you are cooking in “hot water” and hot, moist air, which approximates the “sous vide” method of cooking. So, your dishwasher has now become as important as your stove!
Delicious Dishwasher Salmon!
Time to get to the proof: let’s look at two dishes that are cooked inside a dishwasher!
First, Realsimple’s website has a great story about Chef Bob Blumer’s dishwasher salmon…all of the pics and instruction can be found by clicking HERE:
And to see this cooking method in action, the video can be seen here!
Well, I can now re-think how I’ve been making my salmon! And, if you are a fan of salmon, what about this!
Yes, your dishwasher isn’t just for salmon anymore! “Wikihow” has posted a great tutorial on how to make your own lasagna – in your dishwasher!
Of course, imagine your dinner guests popping into the kitchen right as you are “checking on dinner!”
Making Your Own Dishwasher Lasagna!
Here’s a great video by a chef named Natalie on youTube, and she’s having a great time with her “dishwasher Lasagna!”
Check out the video:
Spaghetti Hot Dogs!
If this “dishwasher” cuisine has you feeling adventurous, then try these amazing “spaghetti infused” hot dog bites…the entire process is here!
And what about if you like eggs, but hate trying to separate the yolks from the egg whites?
Well, we’ve got that solved for you as well, thanks to the Chinese! Click here to see an amazing new invention that does the separating for you!
If all of this culinary magic has you hungry for more, then check out this book about the most imaginative Chef on the planet!
Chef Ferran Adria created magical food at his restaurant el bulli…which is now a training institute…but click here to read a book about the apprentices who learned to cook magic:
Let me know if you are up for some “dishwasher lasagna!”
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Some off the wall ideas here, John, but they appear to work.
Unfortunately, we do not have a dishwasher, unless you count me, washing up in the kitchen sink.
Best wishes, Pete.
Ha! Pete, I will never try this but continue to be fascinated with what the internet offers up every day! Best to you!
So the big question is – are you going to try it? I don’t have a dishwasher, otherwise I might, just to see what happens.
Ha! Well, it’s more of a fascination with me than a “plan of action!” I DO want to make the hot dog spaghetti strings!