Saturday, May 21, 2011
A Lousy Last Supper
I thought Shrimp and Cellophane Noodles (pg 322) would be a good dinner to fuel up on for The Rapture. Teleportation sounds exhausting. I also thought a Chinese dish would be a nice change of pace. I was wrong. This dish was B-L-A-N-D. The recipe calls for a mere tsp of Chinese five-spice powder, tsp of sugar, and a pinch of cayenne to flavor a pound of shrimp and a whole pot of noodles. The instructions say to be generous with white pepper, and I was, so this tasted like white pepper. That's it. There was no other flavor.
Conclusion: Dislike. I have survived The Rapture to cook again.