+
Home Cooking

KISS (keep it simple stupid)

BigG | Jul 4, 201903:09 PM     43

I really do appreciate how many on here have shared great recipes and techniques. There are some food items, however, that seem to shine the more simply they are prepared. I'll go fishy again as my example. I've filleted many a fish; but I still suck at filleting out the Y bone of a northern pike. I get edgy as I fail. I've done it successfully a number of times; but I get ticked when it doesn't come out. So, my son caught a lovely northern when he was little (3 lbs-ish, the fish, not him) and I was just beat by the end of the day. He wanted to eat it so bad, I said heck with it and just gutted and cleaned up the whole fish, dried it off, tore off a huge hunk of alum foil, buttered the foil, threw some butter, parsley and lime wedges in the cavity, wrapped it, threw it on a sheet pan into the oven at 350. It came out so nicely, my son just gobbled it down, as did my daughter and I (my wife doesn't care for fish).

Are there any dishes you've noticed people tend to work too hard on, in favor of simpler technique yielding better results?

Beef wellington comes to mind. Had it several times. Once had it way overcooked; which is any easy mistake to make. Had it perfectly done and loved it. But I always preferred a simple cast iron sear in some bacon fat\ and butter.

Hit me with your easies. (By the way, I adore you folks who share simple, but amazing, recipes on here.) "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity"-Thoreau

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Last Chance Kitchen & Cookware Deals Still Standing
Shop

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Last Chance Kitchen & Cookware Deals Still Standing

by Chowhound Editors | Update, July 17: Amazon's Prime Day sale has officially ended. Some of the deals below are still live...

Editor's Picks: The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for the Kitchen
Shop

Editor's Picks: The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for the Kitchen

by Joey Skladany | Prime Day, Amazon's version of Black Friday, has officially arrived and the number of sales is more...

A Le Creuset Classic Is at an Unheard of 70% Off Right Now
Food Trends

A Le Creuset Classic Is at an Unheard of 70% Off Right Now

by Grace Gonzalez | Macy’s is the newest retailer to begin offering crazy summer discounts, introducing its new promotion...

Never Tried Sous Vide? A Chef-Quality Sous Vide Stick Is on Prime Day Discount
Shop

Never Tried Sous Vide? A Chef-Quality Sous Vide Stick Is on Prime Day Discount

by David Watsky | The sous vide method hit the mainstream a few years ago but if you haven't had a chance to try out...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.