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    Lo Mein FAIL




    So I got some nice lo mein noodles from the asian grocer, was looking forward to making some from scratch. I found a recipe that sounded pretty good-- but man it was NASTY tasting!!!! SOUR

    I had to throw in about 1/2 cup of yoshida's original gormet sauce to try to save it. Still tastes pretty bad though.

    FAIL!!!

    Here was the ingredients, from frugalfeeding, I doubt I will be trying anymore recipes
    Ingredients:

    200g egg noodles
    100g leftover chicken
    3 tbsp dark soy sauce
    2 tbsp sesame oil
    juice of 1 lime
    3 tbsp vegetable oil
    thumb sized piece of ginger, sliced
    1 clove of garlic, sliced
    300g beansprouts
    3 spring onions, roughly sliced
    tsp salt
    1 tsp soft brown sugar

    However my dish LOOKS good, it just tastes awful!!!!

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    Re: Lo Mein FAIL




    Interesting! I wonder if it was too much lime juice? Was it supposed to have a sweet and sour flavor to it w/the brown sugar? Well, that's what cooking is all about...trying recipes and having fun and warning others(!!). Some turn out, some don't. On to the next recipe, [MENTION=1]bullmama[/MENTION]!

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    It looks delish!! but, I too have made things that looks great and taste horrid!! At least you tried! We all have flops, I tried to make sausage gravy and it was like glue, my hubby tried to gag it down and I threw mine in the trash! But still don't stop me from trying new things.

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    I think I do not like sesame oil or mine was racid. I just did not like the flavor combination at all! It tasted nothing like chow mien or LO mein I've ever had and I've had a lot!

    It was just nasty.

    Hey [MENTION=13]Kelly[/MENTION], I bet Joe would eat it!


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    He would have thrown some hot sauce on it like everything else, and ate the whole plate!! I know when he really don't like what I have cooked. Although he will eat it, he smother's in his Frank's Red Hot. Or worse yet, Ketchup!! lol [MENTION=1]bullmama[/MENTION]

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    Re: Lo Mein FAIL




    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly View Post
    He would have thrown some hot sauce on it like everything else, and ate the whole plate!! I know when he really don't like what I have cooked. Although he will eat it, he smother's in his Frank's Red Hot. Or worse yet, Ketchup!! lol [MENTION=1]bullmama[/MENTION]
    Ketchup.....


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    But it looks really delicious but yeah I understand sometimes it looks good but tastes horrible. No worries just try next time to cook better, it's all about trying, trying and trying.

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    Love how the recipe turns out. I need to try eating this at a restaurant. I never really believed I ate Lo Mein before. But I am willing to give it a try.

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    Mushroom a la Florentine

    From the Italian term all Fiorentina, the French name a la Florentine (in the design of Florence) has been coined to ask dishes (usually of eggs or fish) that are presented on a bed of spinach and topped with.


    Mornay Sauce (see `Fish Moley’ recipe below). A Florentine dish is usually sprinkled with cheese and browned lightly within the oven. [See details best fish and seafood]


    In the Club kitchen, a Florentine may be a baked dish – prepared, cooked, or served with spinach and always topped with cheese.


    If you're in need of time you'll replace the bechamel sauce with bottled Mayonnaise but the taste are going to be more `oily;




    Clean and de-stem the spinach.
    Grease an outsized baking dish with butter.
    Layer the dish within the following order: onions -1/2 cup white sauce-spinach-fish (dark side down).
    Squeeze juice of a lemon over the fillet.
    Lay the mushroom on top of the fillet.
    In a bowl combine: 1 cup bechamel sauce + cheese + Worcester sauce.
    Spread this mixture over the mushrooms.
    Place the baking dish during a preheated oven. Bake at 190 C (350 F) for 20 to 25-mins. the highest should be golden brown.

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    I even can't imagine it tastes bad, beacuse it looks so tasty!

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