Brooklyn, New York
Member since Jan 2005
"The recipe & video recipe were written wrong, I think, but even so, this dish turned out fantastic. I made a half-batch but the liquid never cooked out at 300, even after almost 3 hrs, so I turned it up to 350 for 45 min and it finally cooked down. I also had to use parsley b/c I didn't have thyme but my guest & I were wowed by this dish. It is"
"Giada is such a marvelous cook! Another success. I like her recipes b/c you can easily modify them based on what you have on hand or just being creative in the kitchen & it will still taste great. I wanted to add an extra veg & browned mushrooms + shallots were wonderful in it. I also only had 1-1/4 pound of meat & had to use leftover white wine, since I didn't have Marsala. I also used a lot more squash, b/c mine was huge. I roasted half of it (in little chunks ahead of time too & then put that in at the very end, which added a nice texture. I used only 3 cups of broth but I guess since I didn't use the full 2 lbs of meat, it was too soupy for my taste. I ended up using a cornstarch slurry to tighten it up. I also added a bit of sugar & allspice since something tasted a little bitter to me (maybe my sun dried tomatoes were off?. I served it over whole wheat egg noodles. I'll bet it'll be even better tomorrow. Thanks for another good one Giada!"