View Full Version : Alissa's Barbecue Chick-un
12-09-2006, 09:42 AM
I made Alissa's barbecue chick-un last night and when I tasted it this morning, it was absolutely inedible. Not only is the poultry seasoning overwhelming, but the salt made my entire mouth pucker. I simply can't eat this.
I followed the recipe exactly, being extra careful w/ measurements, as the text warns to be exact with the orange juice. But TWO teaspoons of salt?!?! Is this a typo??? And all that poultry seasoning??? I guess I should have used my better judgement re: the salt, but I'm not a chef, and Alissa is, so I figured the recipe must be right...
I'm really bummed that I wasted all that food and time/energy for something that I can't eat.
12-09-2006, 12:25 PM
Aw, I would say try it again. Maybe tweek it to your liking. I wouldnt put more salt in something than you think you might like. Im not a big salt person my self. :o
12-09-2006, 03:06 PM
You won't like everything you try. If the salt and poultry seasoning are the only things that your tastebuds didn't like about the recipe, then you can try it again and next time use less...or, the recipe could be salvaged if you wanted to toss them into the processor and maybe add more carrots or something (I'm guessing but I've forgotten what all is in that recipe...I'll have to look at the book) to tone down the seasoning. Also, I always advise making half or quarter of a recipe first time around so that there isn't too much waste in the event that you don't like it. It really doesn't matter if someone is a chef or not, that doesn't mean that their recipes will be to the liking of every person that tries them...not everyone will like everything that comes out of a recipe book or even a restaurant for that matter.
I love Alissa's marinara sauce but I have learned from being in the kitchen with her that Alissa likes her sauce to be very sweet but the way she likes it is just too sweet for me, so when I make it, I simply cut down on the amount of dates used and add a little more salt to my liking and it's perfect!
12-10-2006, 08:53 AM
Thanks for the responses guys. I know that I wont like everything I try, and that just because someone is a chef doesnt mean the recipe will be a perfect fit for me. I only asked about this here because although I couldn't find a thread about it (banana search) I thought perhaps it really *WAS* a typo. I thought perhaps it had been discussed before. The salt was *that* overpowering.
I will tweak and see what I can do so I dont have to toss it...
12-10-2006, 04:46 PM
I have made this recipe twice so far and each time I have loved it!
I'm not sure what you could be doing wrong but are you sure you didnt substitute anything?
12-10-2006, 05:55 PM
Nope. Followed it to the T. Oh well, different strokes I guess!
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