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Soy Lecithin

Soy lecithin, also known as just lecithin, is a natural emulsifier and stabilizer. It comes from fatty substances found in plant and animal tissues. Lecithin disperses in any temperature liquid, which makes it an easy ingredient to work with.

Lecithin powder, or lecithin liquid, is just a processed version of soy lecithin. It has been removed from soy, so it is pure and of a set strength. Soy lecithin powder also allows you to use it without adding the flavor of eggs to your dishes. Most powdered lecithin is created as a byproduct of making soy oils.

Soy lecithin is commonly used to bind emulsions and to stabilize other mixtures. It is also used to enhance the elasticity of dough and to increase the tolerance to moisture. In addition it can help stabilize airs and other dry foams.

You can read more information about soy lecithin from my how to use soy lecithin guide or any of the soy lecithin articles and recipes below.

Soy Lecithin Recipes and Articles

Mustard Air

Mustard lecithin air This modernist mustard soy lecithin air is a great way to add unique flavors and textures to dishes like pork or hot dogs. Airs are easy and quick to make and can be done at the last minute.

Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Air and Fried Snow Peas

Sous vide pork tenderloin mustard air I love cooking sous vide pork tenderloin and this recipe combines it with fried snow peas, chanterelle mushrooms, and a light mustard-based lecithin air.

Turkey Bite with Gravy and Cranberry Air Recipe

Turkey with ultratex gravy This recipe makes a fun party dish that combines turkey with a foamed gravy and a cranberry air for a great small plate treat. The cranberry air will last for 5 to 10 minutes after plating, so the quicker you serve this dish the better.

Chicken Piccata with Lemon-Caper Air Recipe

Chicken piccata Chicken piccata is a light Italian dish that uses salty capers and acidic lemon to complement breaded and fried chicken. In this recipe I use sous vide to ensure the chicken is super moist and fully cooked. For a fun modernist take, I turn the lemon caper juice into a delicate air with an immersion blender.

Candied Bacon with Chive Air Recipe

Devilled eggs chive foam bacon Deviled eggs with bacon and chives are a common party food but this recipe takes it up a notch by using modernist cooking techniques to make it candied bacon and chive air! Your party guests will enjoy the crispy, sweet, spicy and smoky flavors of the candied bacon while the chive air adds a fresh onion flavor with a hint of sweetness. A fun treat for your family and friends.

Xanthan Strengthened Maple Vinaigrette Recipe

Maple vinaigrette This is a simple modernist vinaigrette to make and utilizes both xanthan gum and lecithin to strengthen and thicken it. I really like the sweet maple syrup with the tangy balsamic vinegar. This goes well on salads, especially ones with berries. You can also add a little more xanthan gum and use the vinaigrette as a sauce on fish or chicken.

Soy Lecithin

Soy sauce foam close2 Soy lecithin is a modernist ingredient used to stabilize emulsions and foams. It is commonly used to create "airs" and other light foams.

How to Make a Soy Lecithin Foam

Soy sauce foam close One of the most popular methods in molecular gastronomy is the creation of foams. While they are associated with modernist cuisine, foams have been used for centuries and range from meringues and whip cream to bread and quiche. Here we will look at how to make a foam with soy lecithin.

Soy Lecithin Citrus Air Recipe

Frothy tequila with lecithin citrus air Within molecular gastronomy one of the easiest things to experiment with are foams. There are a lot of ingredients that can cause foams, and a lot of variety depending on what type of foam you are trying to make. For my preparation I wanted to make an "air", basically a really, really light foam, similar to the fizzy head you get when you pour soda or a light beer. For this type of foam soy lecithin is perfect.

Frothy Tequila with Citrus Air Recipe

Frothy tequila with lecithin citrus air My wife loves tequila, especially straight or in a margarita. I wanted to do a fun twist for her so I decided to make a cocktail with tequila that would resemble a beer. This frothy tequila with citrus air recipe is a fun play on a margarita, tequila shot, and beer combination. If you like tequila you'll love this!

Soy Foam Recipe

Soy sauce foam thumbnail Soy foams are an easy way to get started with molecular recipes and this soy sauce foam recipe is no exception. It's very easy to make and the only special tools are soy lecithin and an immersion blender.

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