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Reviewed Shrimp Pad Thai

Mar 27, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Very tasty recipe, and very easy to make. Instead of following the noodle soaking instructions in the recipe, use the instruction on the noodle package. 10 minutes soaking in warm water was not nearly enough time. The instructions on the noodle package I used said to soak in very hot water for 30 minutes. Before putting in 2 TBSP of sambal oelek,...

Reviewed Smothered Pork Chops

Jan 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Another terrific base recipe from Emeril. I say "base," because the recipe can be varied in so many ways to suit individual tastes. The meat was very tender and tasty. I had to add a little more salt and pepper than the recipe calls for. And I steamed the potato cubes before adding them to the pot. That way the potatoes serve as a thickener for...

Reviewed Bayou Chicken Pasta

Jan 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This is a terrific recipe. It's great as-is, or can be varied in so many different ways. I added a small habanero pepper from my garden to kick it up a notch (or 10!!). Instead of chicken breast, you can use the more flavorful boneless skinless chicken thighs. You can also add andouille sausage as well as shrimp. Just remember to add the shrimp...

Reviewed Turkey Cutlets with Sausage and Zucchini and Tipsy Gravy

Jan 16, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

The breading on the cutlet was very nice, so crisp and tasty. Although if you follow the recipe measurements you'll have way too much flour and breading mix left over. However, 2 eggs were just enough for 6 cutlets. The sausage and vegetable "stuffing" flavor was much too strong for the more delicate flavors of the cutlets. However, it is plenty...

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