Recipe Test Launch

Today I began recipe testing for a creation that I hope to complete in a little less than 36 hours time. Plenty of time, right? I think so too. Alright, so as you can imagine, having to scrutinize every part of your recipe is both rewarding and a little tough. However, the reward could be significant. Let’s face it, the chance to have a winning recipe is awesome, but being able to add this to my recipe arsenal has big benefit as well. I already know that this recipe will be something I go back to again and again.

I am going to share a few photos, but no recipe as of yet because I am still working out a few, well, issues. Yup, this is a good reminder that mistakes will happen when it comes to food because that is the price we must pay to be amateur foodies. Or, we can heed these very famous words courtesy of Julia Child: “Learn how to cook — try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun.”

8 roasted red bell peppers.

This is the pepper de la resistance.

Here is the first test of the recipe. I posted this photo so you could see what I was working on earlier.

One of the first test photos. Came out well, but what did it lack? Well, a little bit everything as it turned out. It just didn’t have any punch and there are ingredients that I wanted to highlight that weren’t coming through in the flavor of the sauce. It was time to go back to create a second batch of the sauce with some adjustments.

This is sauce number two. Any guesses as to what the problem is here? The flavor was on point this time, but in order to make the adjustments I needed the sauce suffered in the color department. Needless to say, there is work to be done to return the sauce to it’s color of glory.

Tomorrow is a new day, but in the name of flavor, deliciousness, and well, just plain fun — more peppers will face a certain doom.

More updates to come. Stay Tuned!

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