I was wondering what you look for in a recipe. What is your deciding factor to either make the recipe or look for another one?
For instance, I can look at a recipe and decide that I’m not going to make it because it has too many ingredients that I don’t have on hand and am too thrifty to buy especially if I think I’m never going to use them again. Really, how often am I going to use sumac?
Or I can look at a recipe and there will be one thing that turns me off like in this recipe, chicken braised with cinnamon and cloves. The recipe sounds tempting because of the unique combo of flavors but there’s one part of the recipe that is a major turn off — peel and chop 1 1/2 pounds of tomatoes.
I don’t mind chopping tomatoes but why do I have to peel them too?
Do you think I could make this recipe without peeling the tomatoes?
Here’s a recipe I made in October where I circumvented roasting and peeling poblano chiles by calling my favorite restaurant and asking them to do it for me.