A Lesson Learned. Read Labels Carefully Before Cooking.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Yesterday I planned a delicious dinner from a recipe I saw prepared on the cook show The Chew. It is a Daphne Oz's (Dr. Oz's daughter) recipe. Its was a chicken, eggplant & lentil dish. Ok ,so I cooked it according to the recipe or so I thought, except that I removed the skin from the chicken and used yellow lentils instead of brown. I waited and waited for the lentils to cook but they were not getting tender enough after 1 1/2 hr. I was so hungry that I ate it the way it was. It was delicious but the lentils didn't seam right to me. To hard.
I double checked the cooking instruction on the package and no mention on how long it will cook. Just cook until tender. Red the label again and it turns out that I used yellow split peas instead of lentils which need to be soaked before cooking. I thought they were yellow lentils. I continued to cook the leftover portion for 2 hrs and still the same.
In the garbage it goes. Too bad for it really tasted good. I will do over again soon but next time I will make sure I have brown lentils instead. I am pretty sure this mistake I will not repeat again.