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Reviewed Arroz: Spanish Rice

Jun 26, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

Despite the onion and garlic, the rice was flavorless. I added some salt, paprika and a bit of saffron and it improved slightly, but really to have the fullness of flavor that one expects in this type of rice, the spices need to cook in. Next time I'd fry up some bacon and use the bacon fat for frying the rice and add those additional spices at th"

Reviewed Slow Cooked Pork

Nov 24, 2012 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

First off, I LOVE this rub! It is so savory and delicious but -- it is way too spicy! Next time I will only add about 1.5 Tbs of Chipotle. Also, Chiarello calls for 2 cups "roasted chopped garlic" but doesn't explain how to roast the garlic...but LOVE the rub modified."

Reviewed Pan-Seared Rockfish with Lemon Beurre Blanc

Feb 8, 2011 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

This recipe has no flavor whatsoever...not so surprising given that it calls for no seasoning at all! Thankfully I have some cooking skills and adjusted by sauteing some shallot, garlic and fresh thyme, and I seasoned the flour with salt and pepper...I cut the butter to 1/4 cup and used half and half instead and it came out delicious.

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