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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

trendy not


I have always been a little bit on the fringe so when trends come and go I have either been ahead or behind the curve, I was wearing stripes and plaids back when they used to clash so for me to use foam is keeping pace with the pace I have set.


Sure people say foams are out or even some people think foams are icky but if you have never tried any you dont know what you are missing, foams pack a lot of flavor in basically - well, foam! This is asparagus foam spooned over some flash fried asparagus spears.


I used my foam to accompany my panko and morel crusted crab stuffed trout with morel butter and a pink grapefruit agrodolce.


I will be the first to admit that this dish did not have a photogenic quality to it but boy did it pack a flavor punch. This dish, along with my morel butter are my submissions to the MarxFoods Morel Challenge.

38 comments:

dawn said...

foams are okay, i'm just here for the good food and exceptional sauces.

5 Star Foodie said...

The whole dish sounds excellent and of course I love the asparagus foam! At 5 stars, foams are just as trendy as ever only now they are made a little creamier and are called froths or emulsions LOL

Lauren (Healthy Delicious) said...

I second Natasha. I just had an incredible sea urchin "emulsion" on Monday. ;)

This looks great! Loving all the morel posts today!!

Bridgett said...

Everything you make is stellar, trendy or not.

Creative Mish said...

Foam huh? is that something you make yourself? About the only foam I have is when my soups boil a little too hard... Or maybe the foam on top of the oatmeal as it reaches a boil... OH yes! and my foamy froth on my morning coffee. I'm just a small town girl.

Melody said...

When I think of foam, I think of that kid on Top Chef that used them almost every week. Can't say that I have ever tried it. Good on ya though. It looks amazing!

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

I've never made a foam before and you have inspired me - never made an agrodolce either so that's going on the list too!
Good luck with the challenge the trout sounds delicious!

Nirvana's Kitchen said...

I've never had foam of any sorts I believe... I'm intrigued!!!!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh love whole fishies like this and cute post about your son being a parent is the best thing ever LOL

That's Ron said...

yummo!

Joanne said...

My brother and I are constantly fighting about foam. I like it. He thinks it's a waste of airspace. I'm pretty sure he's wrong.

Like the morbidity of this.

Beth said...

I'm with melody on t his one...I think of Top chef. and why haven't you ever tried out for that show? I've always wondered that...have I ever asked you that before?

Vickie said...

I've never had a foam or an emulsion - I cook more "humble" fare than that, I suppose. Having said that, I'd LOVE to taste this dish - WOW!

TavoLini said...

holy cow that's a lot of flavor! Crab, asparagus foam, grapefruit?! I think you're staying ahead of the curve.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, I had never even heard of "foam." Emulsions yes. But wow, this does look tasty!

Bob said...

Can't say I've ever had a foam, but I'm willing to give almost anything a try. Heh.

Jill said...

Macabre presentation.

Marjie said...

I don't understand foam, but it looks pretty with the asparagus.

And stripes and plaids still clash. Just sayin', dude. But whatever makes you happy!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I used to try to keep up with trends and I have tried making foams at home with a friend who brought all of the necessary equipment. We weren't impressed, but hey, it wasn't at your Chez What pad or we might have been.
Sam

lisaiscooking said...

I think I move at a slower pace regarding trends. I've still never made a foam! This sounds like a keeper though. Love morels with asparagus and fish!

Chef Fresco said...

Asparagus foam?! I've never even heard of such. I sure do love asparagus though - tasty dish!

Velva said...

I have been reading a lot lately about using foams. I have yet to experience it. I need to put this on my list of things that I must do. As always, thanks!

tasteofbeirut said...

I am so tempted to get me a foam-producing implement now and foam foam my little heart away!

♥peachkins♥ said...

heehee..I have to agree, the fish is not photogenic..

Angie's Recipes said...

The asparagus foam looks exceptional!

buffalodick said...

In this backwater, I've never seen foam on a dish..

The Blonde Duck said...

It's staring at me!

Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams said...

Beautifully stuffed fish. I love this recipe.

daphne said...

oh yeah! I think foam just adds another dimension to sauces.

Hummingbird Appetite said...

You're always so creative. I'd love to taste this.

nora@ffr said...

love the foams!! dish sound great!!!
love to try this some time sooner!!
have a lovely day!!
cheers!!

Barbara said...

OK. Let's see. We've got morels. Trout. Crab. You could have stopped there and gotten me, but foam too? I've caught the foam lessons on 5 star foodie! YUM

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

It's a great picture - fish and foam. Kind of reminds you of the fish swimming in the ocean.

urban vegan said...

I'm not a big foam fan, but then again, maybe I never really had a good one.

With three cats who spit up often, you can only imagine the immediate associations my brain makes!

theUngourmet said...

I haven't tried foams yet. Sometimes they don't look very appetizing to me. This dish looks great though. I love the combination of flavors here!

Jamie said...

I am drooling over this! Incredible and your cooking talent never ceases to amaze me! Brilliant! And I'll assume you were wearing plaid when you whipped up these fab dishes?

David Baca said...

Damn! Always amazing! Consistancy in quality! Always on the edge!

Table Talk said...

I think you are either a foam lover or hater...I happen to think foam is a wonderful way to add texture/flavor/interest to the plate. Awesome combination in this dish---very inventive!

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