I made chicken and mushroom pasta and used fresh cream in the sauce, but it turned out to be very bitter. What might have gone wrong?
When cooking chicken and mushroom pasta, it is very important to season the dish well, not just with salt and pepper but also with herbs. Tarragon, for example, complements both chicken and mushroom, and adds a lot of flavour. You need to make sure you cook the mushrooms well before you add the cream, as undercooked mushrooms could be the reason why your dish tasted bitter. Adding cream can also make the dish sour if it is not cooked for at least a few minutes.
So if you make sure to season your dish with the right herbs and cook the cream for long enough, I’m sure it will turn out well next time. ● Do you have a question for Silvena? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write ‘Domestic Diva’ in the subject line of your email.