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Reviewed pressure cooked chicken posole with avocado tomatillo salsa

8 days ago on FoodNetwork.com

Turned out to have an incredible bitter taste to the broth. It turned out to be inedible.

Reviewed Cauliflower and Potatoes: Aloo Gobi

Jan 8, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

Disappointing with an Indian dish needs more flavour.

Reviewed Lobster Enchiladas with Spicy Zucchini Sauce

Jan 2, 2014 on FoodNetwork.com

The sauce was quite tasty. I just thought the lobster was overwhelmed by all the flavours.

Reviewed Town House��� Flatbread Crisps��� Crusted Mahi Mahi with Curry Dill Aioli

Nov 23, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

The Aioli is great with the fish. Is quite rich so I think would make a better appy vs am entree.

Reviewed Cream of Celery Root Soup

Nov 21, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Just did not work for me. I don't know what happened but it just tasted off at the end and was almost inedible. :(

Reviewed Couscous with Peas and Mint

Nov 15, 2013 on FoodNetwork.com

Paired perfectly with some fiery stewed lamb.

Reviewed Red Lentil Soup

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As written the recipe lacks flavour. With the suggestions here it can certainly be made flavourful but I'm rating based on the recipe itself."

Reviewed Spinach Wrapped Chicken with Lemon Risotto and Feta Cheese Salsa Verde

Sep 15, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The end product is simply not worth all the work. The chicken was tasty with the Salsa Verde but I don't see what wrapping the chicken in spinach really added. The vermouth broth also seemed unneeded since it was certainly overpowered by the salsa verde. The risotto was decent but I've certainly had better. I liked the feta in the salsa verde."

Reviewed Pasta, Pesto, and Peas

Sep 4, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good but nothing spectatcular"

Reviewed The Caprese

Aug 30, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Sandwich was pretty good, the pesto wasn't too strong so it didn't over power the sandwich. The recipe didn't list the chicken so don't forget it. Nothing special though"

Reviewed Pesto Chicken Pizza

Aug 30, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

The pizza dough didn't turn out very good, Perhaps it had too much yeast? The crust rose quite a lot and it just seemed too bready. The toppings were decent on it, although I stopped putting the pesto on at 90 grams and that was more than enough."

Reviewed Jhal Muri

Aug 30, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Ever since seeing this episode I've been wanting to make this recipe as it sounded so tasty. I was finally able to acquire all the ingredients so I gave it a shot and I was not disappointed. The Jhal Muri was very flavourful with a great mixture of crunchy, crisp, salty, warm, hot, sour and sweet.
Had I been able to find fried Channa Dal...

Reviewed Bonzai Prawns

Aug 23, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Very simple yet surprisingly tasty. I found that it was a bit soupy but really complimented the shrimp well. Too much onion, that could easily be cut in half."

Reviewed Chicken Schnitzel

Aug 23, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

I found the coating too eggy and it needed a sauce or something more with it."

Reviewed Fire Island Burst Tomato Pasta with Lemon Herbed Goat Cheese Balls

Jul 31, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

As written I found this had a couple issues. Adding the Parmesan so early just made it stick to the bottom of the pan with all the herbs stuck to it. It'd only add it near the end of cooking next time. I also think that there was too much pasta to the rest of the ingredients. The goat cheese balls were alright but I felt as though it would have be"

Reviewed Chicken Saltimbocca with Brown Butter Angel Hair Pasta

Jul 25, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Very simple but really fresh and delicious. The salty chicken really went well with the lemon in the pasta. The hint of sage was also a nice touch. I'd recommend only cooking 8 oz of pasta."

Reviewed Salmon Kebobs with Quinoa and Grapefruit Salad

Jul 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good mix of sweet, sour and heat. Very fresh. I bit too much grapefruit for me. I'd forgo the grapefruit segments next time. The oil didn't seem to take on much ginger flavour."

Reviewed Wild Mushroom Pasta

Jul 23, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Lots of mushroom flavour but I felt like it needed something more to bring it all together. I found the sauce quite soupy and had to reduce it for quite awhile before it was an appropriate thickness. I'd suggest reducing the chicken stock by half.
Definitely more tasting than a dish made with cream of mushroom soup."

Reviewed Seared Scallops over Micro Greens with Orange Tarragon Vinaigrette with Butter Poached Lobster

Jul 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Good but could use some editing as there were a lot of different components and lots of flavours going on. I don't think it needed to be so busy. The gastrique was really unnecessary and I didn't think added anything. The vinaigrette was very tasty and you can't beat scallops, lobster and butter. Although you need no where near that amount of butt"

Reviewed Pasta Salad with Arugula Pesto, Grilled Chicken Breasts, and Feta

Jul 18, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Pretty tasty. The heat on the chicken worked well in the salad which had a nice mix of flavours."

Reviewed Sweet Sausage and Pepper Crostini

Jul 10, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Gotta like roasted peppers and sausage. Nice. fresh and flavourful recipe. Easy to turn into a sandwich.. No need for all that prosecco, 1 cup would be sufficient I would think"

Reviewed Avocado Melt

Jul 10, 2013 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Nothing special liked the avocado and the bacon but it needed something to bring it all together. The pesto just didn't do the trick, perhaps some more lemon would have helped. Makes a tonne of pesto."

Reviewed Coconut Shrimp with Spiced Sweet Potato Mash and Almond Joy Butter

Jul 8, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Recipe would probably be a lot better with a couple of minor tweaks. The cinnamon was over powering in the sweet potatoes. I'd suggest cutting that in half. Half the butter would also suffice. It was all pretty tasty when combined though.Gotta love crispy fresh shrimp."

Reviewed Marinated Cuttlefish Salad

Jul 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The vinaigrette was pretty tasty and I enjoyed that you could actually taste the raspberry. A quarter of the vinaigrette would easily be enough for the whole recipe. I found the cuttlefish too acidic, I'd cut the lime in half. I'd also increase the amount of cuttlefish. My rating is based on the recipe as printed. A couple of tweaks could make thi"

Reviewed Radicchio-Pasta Salad

Jul 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

I found this overly bitter. I tried to cut it with additional salt but it still remained too bitter. It could be that the marmalade I used was simply more bitter than most."

Reviewed Enchilado de Camarones

May 20, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Alright but nothing special"

Reviewed Dry-aged Italian Beef Sandwich with Homemade Giardiniera, Sweet Peppers, Suet-Fried Chips and Broccoli Rabe

May 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

The sandwich was alright. All the various accoutrements made this quite the meal. My biggest issue was that the cooking juices had way too much heat. The recipe called for two mush crushed red pepper for sure. I like my heat but all that I got out of the gravy was the heat and it really made the juices inedible. I was very disappointed that I need"

Reviewed Eggplant Zuppa

Mar 6, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Tasted too dilute to me. I'd use less stock next time. The eggplant didn't really work for me."

Reviewed Asian Soba Salad

Mar 3, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Great salad. The dressing worked very well and I'm sure I'll make again.
I'd do a couple tweaks next time. Rinse the noodles under cold water after cooking since they stuck together too much. I'd also omit the peanut oil from the dressing. Seemed a bit oily and the sesame oil and the oil on the noodles would be plenty I'd think.
Very...

Reviewed Shiitake Mushroom Brown Rice

Feb 2, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on FoodNetwork.com

Needed more flavour."

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