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Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Brussels Sprouts in a Sherry Bacon Cream Sauce
I have tried a ton of brussel sprout recipes and this is BY FAR the best HANDS DOWN. People literally freak out when they eat it. Trust me, MAKE THIS RECIPE.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2011
Spicy Couscous with Dates
For the most part, this is a great site and I have gotten many great recipes from it. That being said, there are a small number of recipes, this one included, where not only do I not understand how it achieved 5 stars, but I literally cannot fathom how ANYONE would give this 5 stars. My father and I made it EXACTLY as written (we even went to a Chinese market to buy star anise). What does it taste like? It tastes like couscous with onions and mushrooms and a little sweetness. Nothing interesting about it and you couldn't taste the dates, the star anise or the vegetable stock. It was alot of trouble for a bland dinner. One more thing, star anise pods become like little pieces of plastic floating around in the dish and they are almost impossible to pick out until you have the unfortunate occasion to bite into one. The only reason I'm giving this 2 stars instead of 1 is because I do like couscous with onions and mushrooms :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2011
Halibut with Rice Wine
This is one of those rare instances where I just DO NOT understand why this was so highly rated. I followed the recipe EXACTLY and it was just a sticky sweet sauce that tasted like something you'd get at a cheap chinese restaurant. I just don't get it. I spent about an hour collecting the ingredients and then cooking and I literally didn't eat it (literally). I blame this partly on the crappy fish (Cod and Catfish I bought at Winn Dixie) but even just wasn't good. I hate to be the first negative review for this but I have to be honest here.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2009

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