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Ducati996


Ducati996
 
Home Town: Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Living In: Plainville, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping
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About this Cook
I always enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. This summer, I grew a nice pepper garden full of Jalapenos, Poblanos, Habaneros, and even Ghost peppers. I'm now looking for good recipes I can use to incorporate all these peppers into!
My favorite things to cook
Anything with some heat to it! I love spicy food, but I also love anything that is rich in flavor. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say Tex-Mex or Italian, but the truth is I like pretty much any type of food.
Recipe Reviews 45 reviews
Butter Lamb Gravy
I normally make first-time recipes exactly per the instructions, but after reading several reviews I decided to play with the spice amounts a bit. I ended up using 4x the garam masala just to coat the lamb and doubled all the other spices that went into the dish as well as doubling the liquids for added gravy. I thought it turned out pretty decent, but still just a bit bland. I served it over basmati rice and had a side of garlic naan from my local ethnic grocer. I would probably make it again if lamb weren't so expensive ($10/lb) and I hadn't already found a similar chicken recipe. Overall, it was still pretty good and easy to make. Definitely worth a try, just make sure you add some spices.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2012
Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce
Very good, easy to make, and inexpensive! I made this recipe without any changes and it came out wonderful. I used a food processor to chop the sausage for the sauce and then browned the meat a little longer with the garlic to bring out all the flavors. The texture was perfect for the sauce. I also browned a few extra links of the Italian sausage and sliced them up to use as a garnish/side. The full recipe makes a TON of food, but the leftovers are just as good as the first time around. This is definitely a repeat recipe for me!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2012
Paella
Overall this is a good recipe, but it just wasn't a true Paella. I made this dish per the recipe and found it fairly easy to make. There are quite a few steps, but they're all easy and everything times together pretty well. The main reason that I didn't give this recipe 5 stars is because the Italian sausage just doesn't belong in this dish. Its completely wrong. I highly recommend using Chorizo instead. As for the seasoning, many other reviewers recommend using saffron, which I would try as well. Those changes would be enough to make this a true Paella and a recipe worthy of 5 stars.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2012
 
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