Readers' reviews re: Bland recipes
Jun. 12, 2009 7:45 am
Updated: Jun. 13, 2009 2:51 pm
I've been a member since 2006 and read most of the reviews that accompany recipes.
I notice that many times when readers rate a review and say it was "bland" they invariably mention that they added "a ton more garlic" or "more cheese'" etc.
If a recipe tates bland to you, the ingredient to add is salt. Salt brings out the flavor of foods. One doesn't need to add lots of salt to increase flavor. Sometimes all it takes is adding salt to the water in which pasta, potatoes, or rice is boiled.
If you are sauteing onions or garlic or mushrooms, add a pinch of Kosher salt... you will enjoy the result.
Yes, I know "salt is bad for people with high blood pressure." I have high blood pressure, but I like food that tastes good, too. Moderation is the key. As I mentioned above, you don't have to add a ton of salt to increase the flavor of foods.
So, next time you think an offered recipe is bland, instead of adding a "ton more garlic" add a pinch of salt.