NHevergreen Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (18133598)

cook's profile

NHevergreen

Reviews

Photos

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

General Tsao's Chicken II

Reviewed: Aug. 4, 2011
I had to make a substitution due to ingredients on hand. I didn't have vegetable oil, so I used about a half cup of peanut oil in the wok to fry the chicken...which I only fried once (missed that second frying step!). The chicken turned out beautifully - crisp but not overdone. The teaspoon of salt added with the sugar is unnecessary - the soy sauce is salty enough. Other than the peanut oil substitution, I followed the recipe exactly and it was very good. In my opinion, omitting the teaspoon of salt would elevate it to five-stars.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Shallots

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
This was very fast and easy. I used two chicken breasts, pounded flat, doubled the amount of wine, and added a teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Dinner was on the table in 20 minutes and my finicky 15-year-old daughter gave it a thumbs up. She has a gluten allergy, so using cornstarch produced a nice, velvety sauce that she could eat!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

General Tsao's Chicken

Reviewed: Jan. 11, 2010
We rated it 5 stars - tastes just like the General's chicken from our favorite Chinese restaurant. I left out the MSG and halved the sugar and cornstarch amounts. I only used two bunches of chopped green onions (not two cups). I used dried arbol chili pods (rated very hot, but just right for us) and it was even better the next day.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Potato Leek Soup III

Reviewed: Nov. 30, 2008
I combined the fat-free half and half (not cream) with the cornstarch and added them after combining the potatoes and leeks. I let the soup boil for about 5 minutes, then pureed it with an immersion blender. I also added white pepper and a little nutmeg, as was suggested by other reviewers. It turned out excellent and there was none left!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Amazing Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2008
I was searching for something different than the normal "Dad's firecracker shrimp" and stumbled upon this recipe. I made it as specified except that I substituted dried parsley for the fresh, and also used the SriRaCha as was recomended by another cook. The flavor of the sesame oil combined with the hotness of the SriRaCha (Thai hot sauce) was wonderful. It was fast and very flavorful. We'll be making this recipe again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2007
Once the weather turns colder, I make this recipe a couple of times a month. My family loves it! I recently modified it for a football tailgate - used stew beef, substituted red wine for the water, added some Montreal steak seasoning, and carrots and potatoes. There were no leftovers!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Asian Beef Skewers

Reviewed: Jul. 4, 2006
This recipe was excellent. I used a type of meat, called flap steak, which I generally use for Asian and Mexican recipes. I only marinated it for 1 hour, and instead of threading the strips onto skewers, I put the beef and marinade in a broiler pan lined with foil and cooked the dish in a very hot oven for about 15 minutes (too cold outside!). The result was extremely tender and flavorful meat. I served it over jasmine rice accompanied by Sweet and Spicy Green Beans from this site. My husband and teenage children loved it. I will definitely make this recipe again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Grilled Potatoes and Onion

Reviewed: Jun. 4, 2005
I've been making this basic recipe for many years, but I always add green pepper and a slice of cheese to the recipe. I also don't use much butter. The cheese browns and becomes crusty, kind of like what you find at the bottom of a cheese fondue. That's the best part!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

 
ADVERTISEMENT
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Sweet Summer Desserts
Sweet Summer Desserts

Summertime is all the sweeter with light desserts that satisfy without weighing you down.

Let's Make Zucchini Bread
Let's Make Zucchini Bread

Buried in zucchini? It's time to make zucchini bread! Choose from over 100 recipes.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Most Popular Blogs

Read our allrecipes.com blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States