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What to add to my dish to make it less bland?

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Bumperlicious Sat 19-Jul-08 18:15:18

I'm making pasta, creme fraiche and tinned salmon. What can I add to flavour it a bit?

Would Parmesan be weird? Chilli?

MamaG Sat 19-Jul-08 18:16:09

pinch of paprika

I never eat any sort of pasta without paremsan!

NotDoingTheHousework Sat 19-Jul-08 18:16:37

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MamaG Sat 19-Jul-08 18:17:00

Actually I'd start with slowly cooking some onion and garlic, salt & pepper

Add the TEENIEST pinch of paprika, some herbs and your tinned salmon (baok at tinned salmon though grin) and then your crame fraiche

TheArmadillo Sat 19-Jul-08 18:17:28

paprika

black pepper, tarragon and maybe bit of lemon juice.

parmesan good.

Chilli could also be good depending on how you like it - I personally wouldn't be too fond of it with creme fraiche.

DontCallMeBaby Sat 19-Jul-08 18:18:01

Italians would not approve of parmesan with fish. I think it works with salmon meself, although am not fond of salmon. Lemon might be nice, as long as it doesn't curdle the creme fraiche.

ninah Sat 19-Jul-08 18:18:51

basil,or watercress

Bumperlicious Sat 19-Jul-08 18:19:30

Yeah, wasn't sure about chilli and creme fraiche, but parmesan and fish? Do they go. Tinned salmon cheaper keeps in the cupboard MamaG. S'not bad.

MamaG Sat 19-Jul-08 18:21:03

I know bump, but my Aunt used to FLOB a tin of nasty cheapo tinned salmon onto my plate every time we went fro dinner - no matter what she made, I had the FLOBBY tinned salmon with fat and bones and jelly <heave> its put me RIGHT off ........ but I'm sure its fine really grin

Kbear Sat 19-Jul-08 18:23:26

LMAO

OverMyDeadBody Sat 19-Jul-08 18:23:44

I'd make an onion and garlic base, like mamaG said.

Bumperlicious Sat 19-Jul-08 18:24:31

It's skinless and boneless.

You are all confusing me with your contradictory views!

Ok, so paprika, tarragon, black pepper...parmesan or chilli?

Kbear Sat 19-Jul-08 18:25:22

I would add bacon and leave out the salmon

Bumperlicious Sat 19-Jul-08 18:35:42

Thanks all, it's on, onion, garlic, grated courgette from my friend's garden, creme fraiche, paprika, tarragon, salmon. Hope it's good!

Thank you

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