Sunday, June 08, 2008

Deal Breakers

It's pretty much assumed that I'm adventurous in the kitchen...get your mind out of the gutter Brian-I'm talking food! There're not many recipes that scare me away and though I do sometimes postpone making something for lack of time or money. I've always liked trying intricate recipes and see it as a challenge when it comes out right.

But then, this is my passion. I take great pride in making something that other people think is impossible. So it makes me wonder-what kind of recipes scare you? What's a deal breaker-something that you see in a recipe that will make you decide not to make the dish?

10 comments:

Danielle A. said...

Holy crap! I have time to leave a comment someplace!

I have a hard time gathering up the bravery to try a recipe where I have to use raw shrimp. I'm very worried I'll devien the shrimp incorrectly and get shrimp poop everywhere.

Someday I'll get the courage... someday... ;)

Callie Ann said...

well, if I have to puree something. Seems I don't have one of those masher around thingy bobbers. I can't think of the name of it. But, it pulverizes things. like soups or something else.

I want one of those really cool Magarita makers. Woooo to cool. I saw it at target yesterday for $199.00 oh crap that reminds me I think I will do a post about that.

Travis said...

I stay away from recipes that are too spicy, or rely heavily on onions or other ingredients that I don't like. And I guess I'm just not that adventurous or skilled to take the recipe and modify it to use things I do like.

Lois Grebowski said...

I've never really deep-fried anything. I was afraid of cooking fish, but I took a class to get over my fear. it's amazing how easy fish is to prepare.

There really aren't any deal-breakers...

Clancy in Idaho said...

There's not much that scares me. BUT there are a few things. Lobster, as you know already. And I really don't ever want to cook with raw shrimp. That whole vein thing... I don't like to eat shrimp a lot... the vein is just yucky to me.

I guess the biggest deal breaker for me is lack of preparation or time. I am not very good at planning ahead so if it's not fairly fast, deal broken.

Mags said...

Danielle & Clancy: You know you can buy them RAW but PEEL & CLEANED right? If that's your only hangup with raw shrimp recipes-I saw go buy them clean! :)

Callie: An immersion blender? (Boat motor) I'ts my favorite tool besides my stand mixer. I highly recommend you get one. They're super easy and addicting to use!!

Trav: Well, you like what you like-no shame in that game!

Lois-Fish? Really? I'm very surprised-just b/c I know how much you like to cook. (And fish!) I'm glad you got past it.

Mo said...

Baking from scratch.
I mean, the mixes are so good - and I'm more of a "pinch of this, dash of that" kind of cook, and with baking you need to be exact.

As for an ingredient - beets or shrimp would stop me from making it.
One cuz beets taste worse than dirt, and shrimp, cuz I don't wanna die...

Brian in Mpls said...

No one says we can't find inspiration with a little food on the floor of the kitchen;)

lala said...

hmmm... Anything that might take more than two hours to prepare (unless it just involves leaving it in the oven or crockpot). I usually don't plan ahead enough to not be starving, so I want something that won't take long to make =)

Marilyn said...

These days it's all about the cost of ingredients.

I get obsesive about food very easily so I try to stay away from things that take a lot of time and effort... not like home made bread which I do all the time. More like home made ravioli or pastry that takes a lot of effort. I'm trying to think less about food. It isn't easy.