I'm not very good at this "recipe thing" you guys...
When I cook food (especially things with meat... which I pretty much everything I cook) I don't really write down how much spices and stuff I put in. I just dump stuff until it looks/smells right. I have a lot of food with pictures that I have made, but no recipes to go with them... That makes it really hard to do these blog posts sometimes.
Does it bother you guys when I say "add *these spices* however much you want"? I know if I was cooking from a recipe it would bother me but I want to know what you think. Should I try harder to keep track of how much I'm putting in?
This is how I usually tell if I have enough spices on the meat:
1. can i see the spices? are they evenly distributed over the surface of the meat?
2. does it still smell like meat? (I know this sounds weird, but it works for me) Basically I smell it and if it still smells like raw chicken or raw lamb or raw beef, then I add more spices. Usually I add a little vinegar to the meat and a little olive oil, so if it smells like either one of those I add more spices too.
It isn't very scientific, but it works.
When you guys cook, do you usually measure everything out or do you just eyeball it?