This past week has been about kitchen disasters. They will be common in most households and I’m sure even in some top chefs home and restaurants (remember the last time you heard an Executive Chef yelling at his staff in the kitchen – that was probably over a kitchen disaster!). My kitchen disasters always happen for two reasons:
1. I don’t read the recipe properly
2. I rush
Whenever I rush or fail reo read that a pastry needs resting for 2 hours, or the protein needs marinating for 5 hours, my dishes fail. It’s a shame, you’d think I’ll learn from these mistakes but some days, they still happen.
This past week I tried to cook four things in one morning. Silly, I know! One disaster (the others have been blogged here) was my lunch. I just wanted to something simple and easy and thought to myself, as I walked around the supermarket, I’ve never made salt and pepper squid before. I bought all the ingredients, and made my own salt/pepper/spice mix made up of rock salt, ground pepper and allspice which I crushed together in my little mortar and pestle. Looked good enough so I stirred the flour in, still looked good, and then I coated my squid and it still looked good.
|The vegetable oil cooking the batter and squid separately|
|What it looked like in the end|