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Kappa Carrageenan

Kappa carrageenan can be used to create firm, brittle gels and is especially effective at gelling dairy-based liquids. To gel, the liquid must contain either calcium or potassium that is free to bind with the kappa carrageenan. If the base ingredient lacks calcium it can be added in the form of calcium salts like calcium lactate or calcium chloride or potassium salts like potassium citrate or potassium phosphate.

Kappa carrageenan can also be combined with locust bean gum to strengthen the gels and make them less elastic.

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Kappa Carrageenan Recipes and Articles

Clam Chowder with Smoked Clam Recipe

Clam chowder custardb w For a modern twist on this clam chowder with smoked clams recipe I gel the chowder, cube it, and serve it on a crunchy sourdough crouton with a smoked clam on top. A tasty and talked about party treat!

Maple-Pecan Panna Cotta Recipe

Maple pecan panna cotta This recipe infuses milk with the great flavor of maple and pecan then turns it into a tender panna cotta dessert. The common modernist gelling ingredients of iota carrageean and kappa carrageenan are used to make the panna cotta portion; an immersion blender and a whipping siphon are both modernist equipment used to make this delicate ending to your meal.

Roasted Poblano, Corn and Bacon Bite Recipe

Roasted corn custard poblano pudding bites This great party snack use a crispy bacon base topped with a creamy corn custard and a spicy poblano chile fluid gel to make a rich and complex one-bite snack.

Peanut Butter Custard with Carrageenan

Peanut butter carrageenan custard I love peanut butter, whether its by itself, baked in something, or on veggies. This modernist recipe turns the peanut butter into a creamy custard gel. It is bound by a combination of iota carrageenan and kappa carrageenan and contains a little bit of sugar and some vanilla for flavoring.

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