Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Extreme cooking with Ak

Well not me precisely 

Roast Beef with the trimmings

The beef:
1 joint aged rib of beef, on the bone, or aged sirloin, on the bone
A little olive oil or good fat
Salt, fresh ground black pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 2200C.

This dates from 2001 so I figure that one can laugh a bit.


merc said...

I read that as heat oven to 220000BC and went off on a merc head excursion while re-affirming to myself my meat for sex theory...oh dear, this is digital now isn't it...myspace, my cromagnon profile...will consider killing animals for friendship.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Last year I killed a steer on 1 November and asked my small local abattoir to hang it until mid-December. Then I chose my sirloin roast and hung it myself in a cool outbuilding until Christmas Eve. I had to trim off a fluffy bloom of mould and a few iffy bits.

I consider the concept of a bloom of mould off-putting, even if the oven is being heated to 2200 C.

merc said...

Ever tried , did and like me fell into a vat of speed as a child...oh dear, first i have food commented, 2nd I may have Assanged myself.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I consider the concept of a bloom of mould off-putting

Bob MOuld, howecver, is awesome.

merc said...

A fav

Another Kiwi said...

Blow moulding is quite good so I'm told

merc said...

Resorting to pron refs is not going to up visitators AK.

beare, a hairy beer

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm not sure you're correct, merc.

This is one of my top google search visitations.

merc said...

I get away with nothing how is this so?

gnois, real nice

Smut Clyde said...

2200 C is glassblowing firebrick-kiln temperatures, DO NOT WANT.

This dates from 2001
I think you mean "dates from 201".

Substance McGravitas said...

I was trying to find an original version of the column in the Wayback Machine, stumbled across a really depressing reference to a Telegraph editorial and gave up.

If only it had been 1800 years away.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

2200 C is beyond glass-blowing temperatures. Firebrick? I wouldn't use beyond 1300. Maybe 1500 if I knew the supplier and had tested some out at that temp.

Over 2000 C you are looking at specialty high density ceramics (meaning expensive). Quartz even is iffy as it glass transitions in that area (butif you need an air-tight seal, quartz is probably the way to go). Personally I like a high MgO material but you do have to be careful of the thermal stability through the phase change (IIRC somewheres around 1200).

tigris said...

Apparently beef blowing is hotter.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Leave it to tigris to bring the furry.

fish said...

I knew I should have gotten the Viking oven. My cheapo oven only goes to 1900C.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

"Set the controls for the heart of the sun" shouldn't apply to oven heat.

Smut Clyde said...

Leave it to tigris to bring the furry.

Sounds like the issue of furriness had already been raised by the aged sirloin steak.