Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads
I love Chopped. It's one of my favorite shows, but I was a little nervous about the cookbook. I wondered if it would be a cookbook of weird food combinations. But thankfully it's full of recipes I can't wait to try.
I have a sensitive stomach, so a key test for me when picking new cookbooks is finding out how adaptable are the recipes. I went through the book and marked a few that looked good and looked like I could make the slight changes I would need and still have a good meal.
I chose the Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Parsley Pesto.
The adjustments I made were small and just dealt with the seasonings. We cut the 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes in half (it was still a little too spicy for me) and did away with the 1 teaspoon lightly crushed fennel seeds.
The sandwich was really easy to make and was really good. The pesto was delicious but was nothing compared to the toasted buns. The buns are toasted with Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and the fennel seeds. We just put the Parmesan cheese on the rolls and baked them. We enjoyed them so much we made them again the next night to eat with our pasta.
I can't wait to try more things from this book!
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.