binny's demo kitchen

  1. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Brisket Chili

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Brisket Chili

    What's a football game without chili??? The recipe below is a Binny's favorite, concocted and kitchen-tested by Binny's very own resident chef Scott Becker as well as Binny's-approved by the floor staff at our Highland Park Store. The key to this recipe or any chili recipe for that matter is taking the time to layer all the complex flavors without losing the vibrant flavors of the tomatoes. We do this by NOT draining the canned kidney beans and the canned crushed tomatoes. “Water is our friend,” says Scott Becker. “The more water we need to simmer away, the longer we have for flavors to meld and the meat to get tender without the chili becoming too thick. No one likes rushed chili.”

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  2. Be A Baller This Holiday Season

    Be A Baller This Holiday Season

    Specialty beers are Odd Side’s speciality. Thirsty for something different, we shipped up eleven freshly dumped handpicked Knob Creek bourbon barrels to Odd Side and quickly got to work designing a pair of stouts.

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  3. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Thanksgiving Sides

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Thanksgiving Sides

    The turkey may take center stage on the Thanksgiving table, but we all know that people always ask for a second serving of the sides! Below are a number of classics that will thrill any guest - and we KNOW that the Waffle stuffing will steal the spotlight. Enjoy the sides with a smooth, fruit driven wine like the Nuban Garnacha, the Clean Slate Rieslingthe Cuvee Tradition Blanc de Blancs Brut or the Clark & Sheffield Zinfandel.

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  4. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Flank Steak Salad with Red Zinfandel Vinaigrette

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Flank Steak Salad with Red Zinfandel Vinaigrette

    The Flank Steak Salad is definitely a hearty meal, and a delightfully simple one to prepare. Just bear in mind that salting is essential to the recipe. Salting and seasoning the steak 30 minutes prior to grilling ensures that the meat absorbs the flavorful seasoning and remains juicy when served. And salting the vinaigrette intensifies the fruit notes of the red zin as well as softens the tangy cut of the dressing. What's more, the salt in the vinaigrette dials down bitter notes, in turn enhancing the mild and crunchy savor of the baby greens.

     

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  5. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Pan Seared Halibut

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Pan Seared Halibut

    The key to achieving that crispy texture and luxuriously creamy center is to set yourself up for success. Allow the filet to come to room temperature. Pat the surface dry before cooking. Use a fish spatula as well as a 12-inch stainless steel pan whose surface area permits steam to flow away from your filet. Be sure that the pan is smoking hot. Smoking hot. All of this ensures the quick searing necessary to curl up and denature the proteins and crisp the skin before they have any chance to stick to the pan. Serve the filet over grilled asparagus and enjoy it with Clean Slate Riesling or Clark & Sheffield Sauvignon Blanc.

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  6. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Dry Rubbed Baked Ribs

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Dry  Rubbed Baked Ribs

    Making fall-off-the-bone ribs is easier than you think. The secret? Set aside the time required. Wait an hour after rubbing the ribs before throwing them in the oven. It gives the meat enough time to absorb the flavorful seasoning - which we guarantee you’ll love. Take the time to cook the ribs at low temperatures. Those hours of slow cooking at low temperatures transform what was rough and tough into the fall-off-the bone and flavorful summer classic that you crave. And don’t skip the fifteen minutes of high heat - it oven-sears the meat, sealing the juices and caramelizing the rub. That sear leaves a sweet and spicy bark whose crunch is followed by a juicy burst of meaty nirvana.

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  7. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Grill Smoked Beef Brisket

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Grill  Smoked Beef Brisket

    The key to smoky nirvana is to keep the following in mind: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait! Seasoning the night before gives the cut enough time to absorb the seasoning. Permitting the brisket to come to room temperature encourages a more even smoking. And the indirect heat involved in smoking itself renders the collagen woven within the cut, transforming what was rough and tough into the tender and luxuriant wonder that meat lovers crave.

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  8. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Grilled Veggies

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Grilled Veggies

    Grilling is a sure way to add extra layers of flavor upon already flavorful vegetables. The high heat caramelizes, imparting not only a smokiness but also a satisfying sweetness that elevates any humble vegetable. Keep the following in mind to ensure the best results.

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  9. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Burgers and Tomato Jam

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Burgers and Tomato Jam

    Nothing says summer grilling more than burgers! Keep the following three tips (repeated in the directions below) in mind to ensure that your burgers are top notch. (1) Do NOT salt beef patties until moments before they hit your preheated gas grill or white hot charcoal grill. Salt dissolves muscle proteins, turning what would have been moist and tender burgers into something fragile and dry. (2) Decide what temperature each beef patty will be and form it accordingly with the appropriate thickness (see step three below in the Instructions). Otherwise, a slow cooked, well-done, 3/4" patty will taste leathery and unappealing. (3) Keep a squeeze water bottle ready at hand to douse any flare ups.

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  10. Demo Kitchen Recipe: Traditional Tacos

    Demo Kitchen Recipe: Traditional Tacos

    For many, tacos are THE definition of Mexican food. Our recipe focuses on the classic preparation. But whatever you prepare as a filling, we STRONGLY suggest skipping the microwave and warming the corn tortillas in the oven - see step #3 below. The tortillas gain not only an attractive color but also a delicious smoky/toasty note.

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