Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Experimental Cookery 2015 #36: Turkish Flats with Shred Salad, Feta & Herbs

Damnit Jamie!

This was yet another meal from "Jamie's Fifteen Minute Meals", and it was both quick and easy to put together. And it was going really well - the mince had browned nicely, the salad was looking really good. The last step was to put the tortilla wraps in the oven for five minutes to brown, and it would be ready to serve.

And the over burnt them to a cinder. Disaster!

Fortunately, we had some more tortillas, so I was able to salvage something by blasting them in the microwave for a few seconds, but the oven approach just didn't work. And it meant losing a lot of flavour, as the juices from the mince had soaked into the original, ruined tortillas.

The meal itself was basically fine, though, except that there was way too much salad and not enough mince to make a good balance. I'll need to correct that in future. It also felt much better suited for a lunch meal rather than a dinner - perhaps the lunch after a roast lamb dinner?

All in all, a recovered disaster and something that might be tried again. But a major disappointment given how well the meal had been going to that last point.

This is the end of the 37th full week of 2015, meaning that I'm now exactly one EC2015 entry behind schedule. I'm hoping to set that right on Friday, and then I'll try to stay up-to-date without going very far ahead.

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