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Amazing, so much better than expected
on November 15, 2009
I must say, I was hesitant to order a "tub" of demi glace base, but I just don't have the time or inclination to make my own these days.
I received the product a few days ago, ordered 2 tubs of Demi-Glace Gold and a tub of their Chicken Demi (I know, but I figured why not?)
Opened up the Demi-Glace Gold, and could immediately tell this wasn't just some "base". The aroma is rich, not over powering, and has a very dense gelatinous texture.
I made a roasted chicken that evening and decided to do a quick Cabernet and Port wine reduction, just simple to check out the new product.
Made the Demi per the instructions (1T to 4T water, heat for 5 mins), then added it to the wine reduction (another 4T of reduced liquid or so), then added another 4T of chicken stock (just good Chicken stock, not the Chicken DemiGlace I mentioned earlier), let this simmer while whisking over a med-low heat for about 3-4 minutes while it all pulled together.
A tiny dash of Kosher salt, and time to serve.
The end result was absolutely amazing, and the DemiGlace Gold performed every bit as good as a homemade DemiGlace. The sauce had that wonderful shine to it, that extra richness that you can't get without a Demi, the right texture, it was bright and complex. Every bit as good as a sauce made with homemade demi.
This product is the real deal, or as close as it's going to get. It is an amazing time saver, and for the price it's worth every penny.
If you are like me and hesitated, wondered if it would be worth the money, wondering if it tasted "fake" or was otherwise a waste of money, do yourself a favor and get this product.
(Note to those not familiar with Demi Glace, this is not a "base" per se, and while I guess you could use it as one, I recommend using it to create sauces, experiment a bit, and you'll find that soon, using demi glace, you'll be creating sauces that are every bit as good as anything you'll find in an expensive restaurant. It's a great way to experience what that "special something" in gourmet sauces is, without having to make your own demi, and without having to invest a few days to make it yourself)