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I used some old Maggi soy sauce I had in the back of my cupboard and like other commenters who followed this recipe exactly (but no Parmesan), my garlic noodles were very salty too. But I FIXED it by doubling or nearly tripling the amount of spaghetti noodles added to the sauce. Another factor to over-salt is I over-salted the spaghetti cooking water so when adding that pasta AND it's accompanying pasta water it increased salt levels. So next time, I'll NOT salt the pasta water or very little such as 1 teaspoon of salt vs (let's be honest I just dumped) like 1 tablespoon into a gallon of boiling water because my broken salt jar spigot. Maggi is a type of soy sauce, but it does have a slightly deeper salt flavor, more savory quality than regular soy sauce. Leave the Worchester sauce in. I grew up on Maggi as a kid, and then as an frugal adult mainly use Kinkoman regular and low sodium soy sauce. Take the spirit of Chef John's cooking and be the master of your own dish and think and try things out. I kinda feel sorry that Chef John has to read the same whiny comments over and over but it prob makes him laugh as it does myself. Add more noodles and next time start with less Maggi soy sauce amount -let's say maybe even as little as 1 teaspoon. The recipe warns salt levels should be tailored to each person's taste. You have the power to adjust your culinary adventure! Think carefully, don't be afraid, because it's only food, and you can make it again. Sorry for the rant, I'm letting go and adding an egg to this dish now.
Recently we read several articles about Factory Farming and how it is harmful to people, animals and the environment we live in. As i read all these articles , I couldn’t help but think that there was something missing; Children. Children are the most susceptible to harm from factory farming and other dangers from the modern world, yet they often get overlooked because of their lack of status. They are more vulnerable because of their size and naivete about the world. We have read several articles about how children are specifically targeted in advertising from Mcdonalds and other companies, but have not really talked about the long term ramifications of this or how it should be changed. Since they are more susceptible to everything, from food safety to advertisements for new products, this should be an area of concern. Last semester I took a class with Professor Mascarenhas called Environmental Justice. It explored how people's racial, economic and cultural background influenced their exposure to pollution and unsafe environments. We read several articles about children and how they are the most vulnerable to damage from exposure to pollution.
Environmental regulations do not take into account the fact that children are even more susceptible to damage from the food they eat, the air they breathe and the environment they live in. We talked briefly about the Precautionary Principle in class, which states that the government has a responsibility to protect the public from exposure to harm when a potential risk has been found. The company/corporation must prove that its product/etc. BEFORE putting it on the market. This counters the current paradigm, which will allow potentially harmful substances in the market until they are proven to be harmful. This principle should be applied with regard to our food safety and environmental regulations with children as the main focus of our protection. If the level of e-coli in a hamburger could harm an toddler eating a happy meal, it should not be there. If the smog in the air could harm a baby being walked in the park, it should not be there either. Only when we think our the youth will our future adults live in a safe world. We should make our regulations so that the youngest children are protected, because if they are protected, then we will be too.
Tex-Mex food is a name used to relate dishes that are found in the state of Texas that is primarily American. It blends ready foods in the United States with original Mexican cuisine. Some of the Tex-Mex f oods may differ from actual Mexican dishes, but are still referred to Mexican dishes in Texas. Citizen who live covering of Texas sometimes refer to Tex-Mex as Southwestern food. Another dissimilarity that separates Tex-Mex dishes is the way the foods are prepared. The use of spices and sauces are different from Mexico. Also the dishes normally have more meat and fewer beans. The dishes are influenced by the southern state of Chihuahua, which is also known for their dishes having more meat. The foods are normally named the same as the dishes in Mexico. Burritos, chimichangas, tacos, and others consist of the same ingredients. The presuppose it is different is by the green chile and other small details.
You may also find different items on the menus such as fish tacos and shrimp enchiladas. Some Mexican dishes that have a different taste in Tex-Mex contain chorizo. It is a sausage that is spicy, being seasoned with red chile and garlic. It is a food that can be served at breakfast. The Tex-Mex chorizo is said to taste different by its spice blend. Tortillas in Tex-Mex cuisine are also different. The tortillas are normally more thick and less chewy then tortillas found in other places. Posole is a stew that Tex-Mex has put their twist into. Tex-Mex style has many green chiles added to it, which makes it a lot different than the original dish. Tex-Mex cuisine contains large amounts of beef, spices, and beans. Texas-style chili, crispy chalupas, and fajitas are all Tex-Mex originals. A serving of tortillas with hot sauce or salsa is another Texas invention. Other tasty creations contain seven-layer dip, and tamale pie. Mango margaritas are a modern drink in the Tex-Mex menu.