Grain of Paradise Vinaigrette
Grain of Paradise 1/2oz (13.60g) 1 Tbsp 1 tsp
White wine vinegar 7 2/3oz (215g)
Olive oil 1 3/4oz (50g)
Sugar 2 2/3oz (75g)
Salt 1/8(5g) To Taste
This is funny, so I’ve been doing this recipe for a while, figured this out by accident and not to mention no recipe that does, straight grain of paradise vinaigrette. Otherwise, people are just copying from my recipe. From here.
What you need to know is that this is critical, if you don’t do this, then this will taste awful! Cooking this is very essential. Cooking this will allow it to jellify, which came to my realization that this will turn out looking like you added Agar Agar. I was pleased to find this out, and every chef that I show this to tells me this won’t work out.
Which in result making me hassle them in such situations like this; me doing this and not acting confident in my words, saying this “I have this idea I am not sure this is going to work hmmm I hope this works.” Then a cook or chef will reply; “Dude that won’t work, and the flavor is going to be awful.” That’s when I know I have them hooked. From that point, I can earn myself a beer or them doing a stupid dance. Oh, the joys of playing dumb haha.
Making Grain of Paradise Vinaigrette
- First we are going to boil the white vinegar and sugar together
- While that’s coming to a boil, put your Grain of Paradise in a spice grinder or a Vitamix (blender)
- Once it has come to a boil, add your powdered spice in and allowing it to bloom, make sure there are no clumps
- Then cook it for a min
- Add your olive oil and season with salt
Reduced too much? How to know you did that?
Put in the blender and add water if you have reduced too much. How you can tell you did this when you are adding your olive oil it will chill the liquid and if it turns into Laffy Taffy then pull out and put back on the stove and reheat and add 1/2 cup of water. Then add back to pan and bring back to a boil or until everything is dissolved and liquid again.
It tastes bitter…
This happened because you didn’t allow the grain of paradise to bloom, reheat it and cooked a little longer and 1/4 cup of water. After put back in the blender and the olive oil will come back together.
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Question for you
Were you aware that Grain of Paradise has its own gelatin, that can be a substitute for agar agar or even carrageenan?