Ingredients that you usually don't like or notice, but on a certain dish they stick out?
and taste good! For me it's the lettuce on both the tacos at Tito's and the lettuce on the hamburgers at The Apple Pan. I usually could do without the lettuce on both of these items in general, but for some reason, I think they stick out and make both the tacos at Tito's taste great and do the same with the burgers at Apple Pan.
I hope this makes sense. lol.
Cilantro. I used to think it tasted like plastic in salsas, marinades, and everything. Then I found a fresh salsa at a local farmer's market. I sampleed it and loved it. Didn't know it had cilantro until I looked at the ingredients!
I used to discard the capers that came as (what I thought was decoration or garnish)
with my appetizer of smoked salmon...now I really like them....not enough to fish them out of the jar and eat them by themselves but find them quite a nice contrast with the salmon....like them alot with steak tartare too!
As crazy as it sounds, all of the ingredients on a reuben (you can also include a corned beef special sandwich here as well).
I don't like corned beef on it's own...but put it in a reuben...
I don't like sauerkraut (or coleslaw)...but put it in a reuben (or c.b. special)...
I don't like 1000 Island dressing...but put it in a reuben...
I don't like rye bread...you get the idea...
I love those two sandwiches, but hate the individual ingredients. I think I'm an odd person...