July 24, 2021

Starting Season 1

Began cooking Season 1 today!

Putting together a meal with a few recipes from the season is a good way to start on the list, so I started with:

Here are our notes and ratings for each. Check the FAQ for what the ratings mean.

Grilled Salmon Steaks

  • Crowd: 4/5
  • Ease: 2/5
  • These were fantastic, would definitely make them again.
  • Did the spice mix like in the show for Gemma and me, and just salt for Vivian. Both variations were a hit.
  • Preparation was a pain though -- the steaks had a ton of pin bones and try as I might I couldn't get them all. Tying them was a bit tricky, had do do a couple twice before they held together.

The Baked Potato

  • Crowd: 4/5
  • Ease: 5/5
  • Would rarely think of doing baked potatoes, but they were great
  • An hour plus cooking, though, means they'll probably stay a rarity

Veni Vedi Vinaigrette

  • Crowd: 3/5
  • Ease: 5/5
  • This was light and tangy, and dead simple to put together.
  • We do a similar dressing with lemon olive oil and white wine vinegar that we like better