Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pesto Pizza/20 Recipes Down

Tonight's supper was Pesto Pizza from Just A Bunch of Recipes. 

My husband has called me a pizza snob in the past, and it's a title I agree with. "Sex is like pizza. Even if it's done bad, it's still good." Ummmm, no. When pizza (or sex) is bad, it's not still good.

That being said, I really liked this recipe. I truly loved the simplicity of its toppings. The downfall to it was how I chose to make it.

What did I learn from this recipe?
I learned this recipe should not be made in a pizza oven. It should be made in an actual oven, with the crust should probably get baked first for about five minutes before adding the toppings. On the upside, it's easy enough to make again so I can give it another try and have it turn out better than the first time.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Cap' Crunch Seared Tuna/19 Recipes Down

Cap' Crunch Seared Tuna comes from Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts and it's actually a part of the "Things To Eat With Your Fingers" chapter.

Quick side husband is so impressed with Sam's two cookbooks that he wanted me buy them again to send to his aunt, Susie. :) The order's already been placed.

Anyhoo, so this is listed as an appetizer recipe, because the tuna is cubed for sharing after it's done cooking. I had a large-ish tuna steak from BJ's that was about 1" thick. I actually cut into four pieces between the two of us and made it as the main dish.

What did I learn from this recipe?
I learned that I really need to stop trying to make anything that's breaded, because the breading always falls off the meat. This was no exception. Most of the breading fell off as I was turning the tuna pieces in the pan. The mayo and mustard "sauce" was good but this just fell apart and didn't look very appealing, even though the tuna itself tasted fine.

In the recipe, Sam wrote it should only take about 15 seconds per side to cook, if your temperature is correct. This was so not the case with me, even after warming up the empty pan before adding the olive oil. It look longer than 15 seconds per side.