Thursday, 12 July 2012

Cookbook Challenge #14

I know, I don't do one for ages then I do two in the same week *laughs* Clearly cunning boyfriend and I were feeling adventurous ;)

The latest recipe was paprika chicken with a little gem, corn and cucumber salad:

Looks good, doesn't it?

It was good, but not quite right. The marinade for the chicken contained lemon juice, garlic, paprika and oil, but for some reason I could barely taste the paprika. Next time, I would definitely include more!

The way the recipe cooks the corn was also slightly bizarre - you griddle corn cobs until they caramelise. Which is great, but didn't really cook the corn very well (according to the recipe, this stage only takes 5 minutes). Boyfriend came up with the plan to give them a quick blast in the microwave to make sure they were cooked, before griddling, which worked much better.

The other thing that was slightly wrong with this dish - it was so difficult to eat *laughs* Trying to get a bit of everything at once was a real challenge. So, although it was very tasty, it wasn't quite the success I'd have liked ;)


  1. Looks yummy! Sorry it didn't work out the way you hoped. It does sound like a difficult dish.

  2. Not only does it look yummy, but it also looks very healthy! Where would we be without food experimentation?

  3. It does look good. Maybe pop it into a toasted pitta next time so you get a bite of everything each time?

  4. That looks really yummy! And you know, when a recipe calls for paprika I always overdo it. That can be such a subtle spice.


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