Did you ever read a recipe and think, "Those flavors don't sound like they work together"? Just about every Saturday, during my morning cup of coffee, I like to watch the Foodnet channel to get some inspiration for meals I might want to cook during the weekend.
I tuned into Claire Robinson of Five Ingredient Fix a little late but just in time to see her showing off a really delicious-looking chicken recipe. (I looked for the recipe so I could link it, but don't know the name of it.) I printed off the recipe - minus the name of the recipe - and proceeded to make it for dinner.
The ingredients included:
- thick cut bacon
- 1 whole chicken, quartered
- kosher salt and black pepper
Sounds good so far, right? Then, she added the following:
- 1 fennel bulb
- 1 bottle dark beer
- apple cider vinegar
Now I ask you - Would you think all of this would taste good together? I'm adventurous in the kitchen so I gave it a try. Oh, my goodness what that ever good! I was so pleasantly surprised, that I am now thinking that I need to start looking outside the box more often.
What ingredients have you ever cooked with that, at first glance, don't really look like they actually would go together but turned out to be delicious?