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Adding a little extra something.

(42 Posts)
NanKate Fri 21-Feb-20 14:08:49

Last night I was listening to a Local Radio call in programme. The topic was ‘what do you add to your food or drink to give it that extra something’.

Worcestershire Sauce on cheese on toast.
A sprinkling of pepper on strawberries

My suggestion would be mint in cold water with ice on a hot summer’s day.

Over to you.

Juliet27 Fri 21-Feb-20 14:15:33

The company of a good looking man?

tanith Fri 21-Feb-20 15:46:51

A few squares of chocolate in my chilli con carni.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 21-Feb-20 15:52:56

Definitely chocolate in Chilli,

sliced cucumber in ice cold water.

Floradora9 Fri 21-Feb-20 16:09:03

Some chopped up bacon on top of salmon bakwed in the oven . cheese with egg mayonaise .

tanith Fri 21-Feb-20 16:13:03

Pearl barley in beef stew gives so much flavour.

Jangran99 Fri 21-Feb-20 16:16:01

A sprinkling of sea salt on caramel icecream

Missfoodlove Fri 21-Feb-20 16:45:41

Anchovies to ragu.

ninathenana Fri 21-Feb-20 17:22:10

Dash of HP sauce with the mince for cottage pie.

quizqueen Fri 21-Feb-20 17:28:01

Grated cheese mixed into mashed potatoes.

kittylester Fri 21-Feb-20 17:29:50

Red currant jelly to shepherd's pie.

SalsaQueen Fri 21-Feb-20 17:56:31

Mustard in with mashed potatoes
chopped chilled or garlic in most dinners

Buffybee Fri 21-Feb-20 18:08:22

When cooking the mince for cottage pie, add curry powder, just a hint and a tablespoon of mango chutney.
Gently fry thinly sliced leek in butter, stir into the mash potato before topping the mince.
Grated cheese on top before putting into the oven.

Curlywhirly Fri 21-Feb-20 18:12:52

Horseradish in mashed potato.
Balsamic vinegar and small teaspoon of sugar in ragu, which should always be half beef mince, half pork mince.
Marmite or english mustard on toast before you put the cheese on when making cheese on toast.
Frozen grapes in drinks (tonic, gin, vodka etc) it chills the drink without diluting it.

DoraMarr Fri 21-Feb-20 21:31:15

Mayonnaise ( from a jar) and black pepper on cheese on toast. I know, sounds horrible, but is somehow delicious.

BradfordLass73 Fri 21-Feb-20 21:45:00

Freshly chopped mint to coleslaw

May7 Fri 21-Feb-20 23:05:50

Im a bit nervous of saying this but bayleaves to scouse I know I know its sacrilegious but it works

BradfordLass73 Fri 21-Feb-20 23:19:22

And of course, ALL food tastes better when you've added a bit of love to it....

Nico97 Fri 21-Feb-20 23:25:28

A teaspoon of sugar when using canned tomatoes - really brings the flavour out !

GrannySomerset Fri 21-Feb-20 23:28:26

Worcester sauce in boldnese - yes, not very Italian but much liked by our family.

JackyB Sat 22-Feb-20 07:25:15

A pinch of curry powder to a potato salad. Z

JackyB Sat 22-Feb-20 07:25:41

Sorry about the 'Z'

BlueSapphire Sat 22-Feb-20 07:39:40

Definitely agree with Buffybee about adding curry powder to the mince in shepherd's pie. But then I add a chilli to everything!

NanKate Sat 22-Feb-20 07:51:40

What’s scouse please ?

supernannyjane Sat 22-Feb-20 07:55:03

I use Swiss Bouillon powder as recommended by Delia in many of my savoury dishes. Especially good in soups, pasta sauces and sprinkled onto roasted root veg before shoving in the oven. Low salt version also available.