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Can You Pick The Wrong Ingredient?

Get that onion out of my pesto!

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Classic recipes are classic for a reason, right?

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Adding extra ingredients doesn't always make them better.

For each question, pick the ingredient that doesn't belong in the classic — or traditional — version of the recipe. Good luck!

  1. Mirepoix
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    Onion
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    Garlic
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    Incorrect
    Celery
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    Incorrect
    Carrot
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Traditional mirepoix is made with two parts onion, one part celery, and one part carrot...

    But never garlic. Learn how to make it here.

    Traditional mirepoix is made with two parts onion, one part celery, and one part carrot...
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  2. Duxelles
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    Mushroom
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    Shallot
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    Thyme
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    Carrot
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Traditional duxelles is a mixture of chopped mushroom, shallot, and herbs (usually thyme) cooked into a flavorful paste.

    Duxelles is never made with carrots. Learn how to make it here.

    Traditional duxelles is a mixture of chopped mushroom, shallot, and herbs (usually thyme) cooked into a flavorful paste.
    Via Instagram: @www.instagram.com/asgoudasitgets
  3. Fines herbes
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    Parsley
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    Mint
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    Chives
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    Tarragon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fines herbes is a mixture of chopped parsley, chives, tarragon, chervil, and sometimes thyme.

    The mixture is used to flavor a variety of classic French dishes from salads to braises. Learn how to make it here.

    Fines herbes is a mixture of chopped parsley, chives, tarragon, chervil, and sometimes thyme.
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  4. Hollandaise
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    Heavy cream
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    Butter
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    Egg
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    Lemon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hollandaise is an emulsion of egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice.

    It's usually finished with a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper. Learn how to make it here.

    Hollandaise is an emulsion of egg yolks, butter, and lemon juice.
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  5. Pesto alla Genovese
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    Basil
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    Pine nuts
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    Olive oil
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    Incorrect
    Shallot
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Traditional pesto alla Genovese is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, cheese, and garlic...

    But never shallots. Learn how to make it here.

    Traditional pesto alla Genovese is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, cheese, and garlic...
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  6. Béchamel
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    Milk
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    Corn starch
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    Butter
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    Flour
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Béchamel is a classic mother sauce made with milk thickened by a roux (butter and flour).

    Traditional béchamel is usually finished with black pepper and a touch of ground nutmeg, but never corn starch. Learn how to make it here.

    Béchamel is a classic mother sauce made with milk thickened by a roux (butter and flour).
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  7. Caprese
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    Tomato
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    Basil
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    Parmesan
    Correct
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    Mozzarella
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Traditional caprese is a simple salad made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.

    It's typically finished with olive oil, salt, and balsamic, but never parmesan. Get the recipe here.

    Traditional caprese is a simple salad made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.
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  8. Crème anglaise
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    Butter
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Egg yolks
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    Incorrect
    Sugar
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    Incorrect
    Milk
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Crème anglaise is a sweet custard sauce made with milk, egg yolks, and sugar.

    Traditional crème anglaise is usually flavored with vanilla, but never butter. Learn how to make it here.

    Crème anglaise is a sweet custard sauce made with milk, egg yolks, and sugar.
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  9. Sushi rice
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    Sugar
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    Rice vinegar
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    Salt
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    Sesame oil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sushi rice is seasoned with rice vinegar, salt, and sugar.

    It's sweet, salty, and perfect for making sushi. Learn how to make it here.

    Sushi rice is seasoned with rice vinegar, salt, and sugar.
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  10. Sofrito
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    Tomato
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    Incorrect
    Pepper
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    Carrot
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Onion
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Sofrito (or soffritto) is a flavorful vegetable mixture made from tomato, pepper, onion, and garlic.

    There are many variations of the aromatic mixture, but carrot is not commonly used. Learn how to make it here.

    Sofrito (or soffritto) is a flavorful vegetable mixture made from tomato, pepper, onion, and garlic.
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  11. Tabbouleh
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    Mint
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    Incorrect
    Tarragon
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    Incorrect
    Parsley
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    Bulgur
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tabbouleh is a salad made with bulgur wheat, onion, chopped herbs, tomato, and olive oil.

    Although loaded with aromatic herbs, tarragon is not commonly used. Learn how to make it here.

    Tabbouleh is a salad made with bulgur wheat, onion, chopped herbs, tomato, and olive oil.
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