Testing…7,8,9…Fail


I was at a horse race yesterday that required tailgating which means bringing/cooking great food.  I wanted to make something creative, so during the week starting thinking about some new dish I could make.  Out of nowhere I thought of combining these ingredients:

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-cauliflower
-prosciutto
-caraway seeds
-shallots
-garlic

 

 

Pic 011Pic 014I opted to blanch the cauliflower then toast the caraway seeds.  Next step was making a mouth-watering aroma spread around my apartment by sauteing the shallots and garlic.  After that I added the caraway seeds and the prosciutto that I’d cut into 1/2″ pieces to the pan.  Sauteed everything for a few minutes then added the cauliflower and some S&P.

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End result, hmmm, not what I was hoping for or expecting.  It wasn’t bad, but absolutely nothing to write home about.  After tasting and tasting it more, I kept trying to figure out what I was truly hoping for.

 

 

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I still took it to the tailgate and nobody complained about it, but did not rave about it.  And there was more than enough left. There was a large amount of other better stuff to eat (that I also leaned towards).

I was hoping it would taste better today.  Not so much.  I’m just picking the prosciutto out and enjoying that.  If anybody has suggestions, would love them.  But, I think this was just a good attempt and trial and error.

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One thought on “Testing…7,8,9…Fail

  1. It’s always good to try, right? I remember thinking, years ago, that if I use ingredients I like then it should taste petty good. Well, not so much. Even my favorite ingredients can be combined to not taste great together. Keep trying, as I’m sure you will, and we’ll all learn a lot from you.

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