This week I've chosen a recipe from the cookbook that filled me with dread the moment MOH presented it..
Yes, MasterChef everyday. Now don't get me wrong I like to watch the programme (all the varieties) and marvel at what's made - mostly in awe, but sometimes in horror - it's just that I'm not that keen on replicating them in my own kitchen. Perhaps due to a lack of patience, or something...
I would, of course be pretty happy to eat any of the creations from this book if anyone would care to cook them for me. ...Did I mention that some of the recipes last for 3-4 pages? Yikes!
Just when I was beginning to think looking for a recipe I'd consider attempting was a bad move, I discovered the end section of the book which contains more manageable recipes. And to be fair these were much more appealing and so I became spoilt for choice.
I chose this fish and artichoke pilaf as the ingredients listed matched my store cupboard (bar the parsley).
My pilaf looked a bit slushier than the picture in the book, so I spent a little longer cooking it out than the recipe suggested. Next time I'd go more carefully adding the liquid, but it was too late for that this time round.
It looked ok, and tasted ok too. I'd halved the recipe as I didn't need a recipe serving 4-6 for just the two of us. The portions were generously sized as we had a smaller second portion and there was still enough left to freeze some for a later date.
I think there are other recipes (towards the back of the book) that I'd try, but I don't think this will become my "go to" cookbook, and I think it highly unlikely I'll ever try any of the lengthy recipes, or even any of those that have been "reworked" so they're suitable for a home kitchen.
I will of course continue to watch MasterChef and critique the food from the comfort of my sofa!
Thanks Mary at Keynko for hosting this challenge.