Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Oops I won't do it again......

Awww look how excited I was about the Sesame Chicken. I even took a picture of the prep work! I followed this recipe almost exactly as directed. I tripled the sauce (and added honey) because I most of the reviews said that it lacked sauce and it was still dry!!! Also, someone mentioned to coat the chicken with corn flour and egg, which I did. So I have no idea WHY it didn't turn out all that good. Maybe my expectations were too high. I know it wasn't from lack of love because I gave this dish my heart and soul. lol I mean, the dish overall had a good taste, it was just different and not at all what we expected. I was so looking forward to my favorite Chinese dish. Maybe it was because I used ground ginger, not fresh? Or maybe I shouldn't have taken that reviewer's advice and coated the chicken? Oh who knows.... all I know is it's sitting in the refrigerator waiting for a remedy. So, I'm on the lookout for a new Sesame Chicken recipe. If anyone has an idea please pass it my way. I'd be oh so grateful!

Look how pretty it looks!!! Why oh why couldn't you be as good as you look?













5 comments:

Mallow said...

That is so frustrating when that happens! I don't have any alternative recipes to offer, but at least you got some good photos out your experiment!

denisebautista said...

That's a bummer! Especially after all that work!

Emmyrose said...

Don't worry it does looks yummy, anyway :)

Misslionheart said...

That actually looks tasty!

And the 'prep' also referred to as 'mise en place' (meez on plass)in the trade, is a great pic....

Misslionheart said...

Ok. Me and The Big Cheese had a meeting...


We looked over the recipe....

We perused you post....

We threw ideas around the table and came up with this...

He thinks the chicken may have been overcooked. You did everything else by the book...