Why can't I make anything that tastes really good? The flavor never enters the food, it merely sits atop it as if it were added after being prepared. No matter the method, whether it be baked, braised, barbecued, poached, or slow cooked for 8 hours, it is never satisfying.
Thank you, truly inspirational
Most of the seasonings I use already have salt in them, Should I just dump more salt on top of it?
I've got some chicken drumsticks here i want to bake. If i season them and throw them in the oven, they'll come out bland. For something that simple, what would you do?
NOT ONE OF YOUR FUCKING MORONS EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT THE OBVIOUS?
OP - GET BETTER, FRESHER INGREDIENTS.
You've already said you don't add salt, so that's probably it. Could be underseasoning, could be not starting seasonings/ingredients early enough, could be lack of browning ingredients (maillard reaction), not enough alliums, etc.
Use salt and pepper.
Taste things as you go. Most recipes are way too conservative on the amounts of seasonings/sauces you should add and if you're tasting as you go you can adjust the flavour to suit you.
>I've got some chicken drumsticks here i want to bake. If i season them and throw them in the oven, they'll come out bland. For something that simple, what would you do?
Season them with what?
Of course they'll be bland.
In the oven you get little in the way of browning. If you put salt and pepper on chicken drumsticks and bake them they'll probably come out grey and looking like death.
Marinate them in something for 4+ hours or overnight. Use strong flavours like soy sauce or lemon or mustard.
Food doesn't just get magically good because you sprinkled on some italian seasoning before baking.