Spice Up Your Cooking With Copycat Restaurant Recipes
Have you ever wanted to impress friends or family members with a great meal, but you’re not quite sure where to start? I suggest you think about a great meal that you’ve had at a restaurant. What was it about the food that really grabbed your attention? What was it that made it not just good, but great? Wouldn’t you want to be able to make that same meal right in your kitchen?
Well that’s what copycat restaurant recipes are all about. Chefs take a dish from a famous restaurant and reverse engineer it to find out what makes it unique. What are the ingredients? What spices? How much of each item goes into it? How long does it need to cook?
You’d be surprised to find out just how accurate these recipes are. I’m not the greatest chef, but people have asked me if I bought take out from the very restaurant that I was imitating. What a great compliment that was? And how great would it be if that compliment was directed at you? Yes, you could be the great chef with your friends and family by following just one of the recipes from a copycat restaurant recipe cookbook.
In many dishes, you will find that it is the sauce that makes the dish really come alive. Here is one such example from the Home Bound Dining Guide (one of those copycat recipe books):
Carrabba’s Chicken Marsala
1 Chicken Breast Grilled
1 Cup Dry Marsala wine
½ Cup (1 stick) Butter
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Black Pepper
½ Cup Mushrooms Sauteed
In a large skillet, pour the Marsala wine and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat the wine over medium heat and reduce to a third. Add the butter to the wine by the spoonful stirring constantly until the sauce is creamy. Mix in the sauteed mushrooms and heat. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.
Of course, this recipe only makes one serving. But it is easy enough to multiply the ingredients and follow the same cooking instructions for more people.
The Home Bound Dining Guide has more than 580 recipes from 39 different restaurants, so you are sure to find something that your guests will really enjoy. For more information on copycat restaurant recipes, check out http://www.homebounddining.com
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