Bland soup, anyone? With perhaps a slightly farty smell? Didn't think so.
Last week (and so far this one too) was a bit of a come-down from the tagine. Plenty of cooking has been done, just not very successfully, and the blogging has fallen behind too. Anyway, here's Monday night's effort - I'll post last week's cooking in the next couple of days.
It was another recipe from Everyday Food, and it sounded so good... (and could be made veggie, if you're determined to try it).
The Recipe: Edamame Corn Chowder
I pretty much followed the recipe, apart from using regular frozen corn instead of creamed corn (added in step 2) and blending the soup after step 2 was done. Not being American, I have no idea what creamed corn tastes like - would that have made the difference?
Didn't have Italian herbs, so threw in some tarragon, because I like it, but might not have been a good choice? A bit soapy?
Also added some fresh Italian parsley, because we had some sitting in the fridge, but I don't think that would have adversely affected the flavor?
I think the smell was the edamame. But might have been one of the cats. (Not us, of course.)
Anyway, the end result was bland, even though I added plenty of salt. Thank god for the bacon garnish. We weren't exactly excited about eating it again tonight, with no bacon bits to liven things up. But I had a small inspiration and grated some parm on top - perhaps some cheese was what it was missing all along?
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