This attempt at slow cookin' proved, I still have a lot to learn!
Notice my before pic above...It may appear delish at first, but look closer and you will notice a big mistake!
Crock-n-Roll mission, giving me the opportunity to prepare her first slow cooked meal, EVER!
I sliced the chicken, peppers, onions, carrots and shrooms with pure perfection. Then I added the lemon grass (FYI: Do NOT eat this alone!), garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper; covered and crocked on HIGH for 3 hours.
I decided to create a nice outdoor setting, allowing us to really enjoy this meal. Unfortunately, our first bites tasted like pure fire!
I began sweating and turning red right away, quickly motioning for everyone to move inside. The A/C felt great, but I was still breathing fire!
My Mom kept asking, "What did you add to make this so spicy?" I started listing the ingredients: cilantro, garlic, ginger and crushed red pepper. As we reviewed the recipe I instantly knew what happened.
The recipe calls for only a teaspoon of crushed red pepper and I added a tablespoon (you may recall I did this once before, preparing the Asian Chicken Soup)!
Although the veggies tasted amaz, this soup was a hot mess.
I'm not going to let this get me down...I loved experimenting with the coconut milk and can not wait to perfect this recipe. Next time I will make sure to pay closer attention to the measurements.
Tips & Tricks:Chef Mimi