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ink Restaurant - Berkshire Pork Tenderloin with Charcoal Crust

puppychao Nov 4, 2011 05:00 PM

I recently had this dish at ink and really enjoyed it. The sous vide pork was so tender, but I'm trying to figure out how the "charcoal" crust was done. Anybody have any ideas?

The mac and cheese part of the dish was also amazing.

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    mrsjoujou Nov 4, 2011 05:15 PM

    We really enjoyed that dish also. I was thinking, maybe go to his book signing at WS and ask him about the crust.

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    1. re: mrsjoujou
      yesilovestotravel Nov 5, 2011 11:24 AM

      The only mention of "charcoal" in his book is a charcoal vinaigrette ...
      The charcoal part is made by placing nori sheets on a rack, then the rack inside a sheet pan, then place another rack on top of the nori sheets to keep them flat.
      Bake in 400 degree oven until completely burned and charred (about 1 hr)

      Then he mixes it into the vinaigrette. ( but you would omit that part)

      Hope this helps!


      1. re: yesilovestotravel
        DrBruin Nov 5, 2011 11:38 AM

        Wow... are you sure he didn't just drop it in the ashes? The 3 second rule.... ?

        1. re: DrBruin
          yesilovestotravel Nov 5, 2011 11:45 AM


          I'm sure after all that process, you do "drop it in the ash"! lol

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