Monday, March 5, 2012

The Kid and Colicchio

Signs that your kid watches too much Top Chef: When he tells you that the dinner is overcooked yet the taste is like an exciting flavor burst.

Once a week we sit down together and watch the latest episode of Top Chef. I, however, am not even close to the caliber of those culinary professionals. Tonight's fare proves it. And the kid obvs agree. In yet another effort of mine to perfect my nemesis we call fish, I managed to let it bake for 20 minutes in the oven and it still turned out half-frozen. So I quickly pan-seared it to finish it off. Kind of Quick-Fire-y, right?

This annoyed me to no end. Why? Because I try to time all of our food to be done at the same time, this  half-frozen fish snafu resulted in me needing to reheat the rest of the meal, which was irritating. I despise lukewarm food.

At least it was edible. Although if Tom Colicchio was at the table tonight, I have a feeling I would need to pack my knives.

Balsamic and Maple Salmon
Source: 500 Low Sodium Recipes, by Dick Logue

We also had Mushroom Risotto from Trader Joe's, and steamed broccoli. The boys had rolls.

It was so-so. Edible once it was cooked through. Certainly not as exciting of a flavor burst as the kid claimed. At least the meal was uber-healthy.

Two Forks

Two forks is two too many, HF!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the kid has moved on from imitating Adam Richman to channeling Tom Colicchio. I think it might have been 2 1/2 - 3 stars.