Kitchenography with David Myers Part 4
How to dry salad without a salad spinner
Yes, it's time for another Kitchenography with David Myers. The LA-based chef behind Comme Ca and other fine restaurants has been helping out those with limited kitchen resources to find quick-fix tricks to allow anyone to cook like a pro. Want to strain a fine puree but don't have the equipment? No problemo! Need to filter broth but lacking the proper chinois cloth? David's got you covered. Want to temper chocolate or keep your sauces warm? Grab a blanket! Next up? What to do if you don't have a salad spinner handy but you do have some strainers on hand. Take it away, Chef.
Remove the wet lettuce leaves from the bowl and place in a wire mesh strainer.
Place your second wire mesh strainer over the first, holding over bowl to let some of excess water drain out.
While holding this makeshift salad-shaking contraption over the bowl or a sink, shake vigorously to remove remaining moisture from the leaves. Don't stop until leaves are completely dry.