i attempted a new recipe today something that i had had in a restaurant and thought i could make at home!
it was taglieatellie(?sp) with salmon and a white wine, dill and cream sauce.
i poached the salmon in very weak veg stock. then made the sauce by reducing a large glass of white wine, with fresh dill, squeeze of lemon and then double cream. i added plenty of balck pepper to taste. flaked the salmon into that sauce brought it to a simmer and then simmered it for about 5-10 minutes. mixed it with the cooked fresh tag and served.
dh put more black pepper on. kids ate it with bread.
the kids ate it without comment. but i could see dh wasn't too keen. i tucked in and the first mouthful tasted ok, the second ok too and then it hit me i couldn't eat anymore it was too bland, disgusting, couldn't even chew it with out heaving. when i stood up to throw it in the bin, dh admitted he too was struggling, but hadn't wanted to offend me as i had made such an effort.
where did i go wrong why was it so bland,, i've racked my brains and raided my cookbooks, but can't see anything that i have missed, bar ringing the restaurant and asking them what they put in it.
I think you might have been better off not simmering it after you'd added the cream. Cream (and the salmon, for that matter) just needs heating through, not boiling or simmering, and you probably curdled it a bit.