Do you ever put off trying a recipe because of the ingredient list? I've always been able to "read" a recipe and know if is something we would like. Sometimes I have been wrong, but not often.
For years I avoided trying - Hawaiian Plate Lunch Macaroni Salad. I finally made it yesterday as part of a Hawaiian menu. Imagine my surprise - "Emma liked it!" (for dinner, a late night snack, for breakfast and soon for lunch.) That seems a bit excessive, but you get the idea.
The salad is a part of the popular Hawaiian diner or street food menu = Pork, or chicken katsu, 2 scoops of rice, and a scoop of the macaroni salad.
Post by swedishcook on Oct 5, 2018 17:07:42 GMT -5
What sounded like a great green salad last week turned out to lack flavor 😞 Just proves that I'm not perfect in my judgement.
The ingredient list is important to me. If the list is very long I will pass. One cup or more of heavy cream with no easy substitution is another killer. Can the recipe turn out OK without........ (insert what I can't tolerate like avocado)? Some ingredients, like fresh ginger, have me hooked immediately.
Post by soupandstew on Oct 6, 2018 16:55:05 GMT -5
Great post! I think we all have our individual "hooks" which engage us with a recipe. For me, "set oven to 450 degrees" is a non-starter b/c I live in a very hot part of the country where's it's iffy if I have to run the a/c at Thanksgiving. And recipes that call for perishable ingredients with no realistic sub like "1tbs heavy cream"-so what do I do with the rest of the pint?
"Being bitter is just the ego clinging on to the past." Brendon Burchard