Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recipe Review: Tilapia w/Peach BBQ Sauce

I decided to mix it up this week and make something totally different from what I usually make during the week for dinner. I found this Paula Deen recipe online and decided it sounded pretty yummy. Unfortunately, it wasn't as good as it sounded. The first thing that should have caught my attention is that the BBQ sauce called for oil. Now, I don't make many BBQ sauces from scratch but I don't think BBQ sauce usually has oil. Leave it to Paula Deen to add oil to something that really doesn't need it. Instead of trusting my instinct and leaving the oil out, I put it in because, frankly, I thought if I didn't I might somehow mess up the recipe. ....I should have left the oil out.....I spent most of the cooking time skimming oil off the top and I now feel like I swallowed an oil slick. Awesome.

Besides the oil, the BBQ sauce was pretty tasty. I added a few more spoonfuls of brown sugar at the end to make it a bit sweeter but overall, if I left out the oil, I'd probably make it again. I served mashed potatoes and green beans on the side which brings me to fail #2 for this meal.....Note to self, never buy Betty Crocker mashed potatoes ever again. They tasted OK if you can get past the rubbery texture. Honestly, I expected more from Betty Crocker.

So, verdict is, I won't be making this one again. Better luck next time.



cheryl said...

Your mom has a great recipe for bbq sauce and it does NOT have oil in it!! :)

G-ma said said...

The important part of this Rachel is that you are willing to try out a recipe. You also might want to check my cookbook for the Tilapia recipe. Keep trying you will get it down, then when you do be sure to write it down for next time. Happy cooking.

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