Let’s Start With The Obvious… I KNOW it is March! We will be going into March by about a week and a half due to a-February being a short month and b- I still have stuff to share!PRESENTS:
Taste Trials is a feauture where I am trying out a new recipe, and following it BY THE BOOK. In the end, I enlist Jon to help me decide whether the recipe should be TOSSED, or if it was GOOD JUST ONCE, MAKE IT AGAIN or A NEW FAVORITE. I will also be stating WHAT I would do differently, if anything!
This time, we’re trying out Giada’s Chicken Tetrazzini.
This recipe sounded right up our alley, and there was even a VIDEO that went along with it, super! You can see all the information on Giada’s Tetrazzini here.
First up, here is what you’ll need:
What IS Tetrazzini?
Before this, I had never had this dish, but it was listed under Comfort Foods, was made with a cream sauce, butter fried pan chicken, included pasta, and was then BAKED with BREADCRUMBS and Parmesan in a Pyrex dish. I mean, Win, right? I thought so!
The Process, As It So Went
Now, if you look at Giada’s recipe, you see she has you shred chicken, as well as boil water for pasta, those are the two images I didn’t capture, but you get the gist.
After The Oven
What I’d Do Differently
I keep asking myself WHY Giada would have me make this enormous amount of sauce in a large skillet. THE INGREDIENTS DIDNT EVEN GET COMBINED IN THERE. So, why!? Next time, I would use a simple LARGE sauce pan. Simple enough to fry up your garlic, onion, and mushrooms in, as well as add your milk, cream, broth, butter, and seasonings. There was NO NEED for this, and because I had to find something to fit everything CORRECTLY while mid-cooking, I ended up with THIS:
Ummmm. No. So next time, that WOULD be my ONLY modification! Other than that, Giada’s recipe is delicious and easy to follow, BUT read it BEFORE you start cooking! That is ALWAYS helpful!
Jon’s Taste Test
Also, I received a text the NEXT day when he was eating his leftovers, and he was raving about how much he really liked it and couldn’t stop eating it. SO, hopefully that helps you decide whether or not to make this dish!
Thanks to Food Network for posting this recipe, and of course Giada for making it!
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