Saturday, January 07, 2006

Cooking Help Please?

My husband purchased for me, for Christmas, the "Student's Vegetarian Cookbook".

I made a Pad Thai recipe. The sauce called for:

3 TBS fresh lemon juice
3 TBS ketchup
1 TBS sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce

It didn't sound like pad thai, but I tried it. It is awful. Is there anything that anybody can think of to add to these noodles? I hate to waste all this food.

8 Comments:

Blogger BabelBabe said...

yuck - thai food does not require ketchup. yuck.

maybe some vinegar? fish sauce?

3:34 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

The whole ketchup thing did sound kind off odd, but I assumed that the writer of the cookbook knew what he/she was doing. Perhaps I shouldn't assume.

You can't taste the ketchup, really. It tastes like noodles that were DOUSED in soy, which is what they are. I like soy sauce in small doses, but yuck.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

Yeah, the ketchup is suspect.

Maybe peanuts? chili sauce? lime juice? garlic?

for some reason, pad thai from a cookbook never works.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

if you want a really good cookbook, you can't go wrong with jeanne lemlin.

7:01 AM  
Blogger BabelBabe said...

maybe only a tbsp or two of soy sauce and no ketchup...

10:43 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Maybe the garbage disposal.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

I'm sorry...I hate it when recipes are bad. I made some red lentil soup today that was very ugly, but it tasted good. Non-Shallow Soup.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Non-shallow soup - that's funny.

Sometimes the ugly food tastes the best, especially when it comes to cake.

4:04 PM  

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