What do you just hate to cook/prep?!

Joined Apr 11, 2013
If i have to think of things that were really annoying to do at work on my last job i would definetly say it was the cod , or Bacalhau  as we call it here in Brazil. 

They come with a huge layer of salt that needs to be washed , then placed in a large vessel with water , wait a bit , and change the water. 

Re-fill the vessel and change the water again , after about 3 water changes , you must boil the fish <_<.

The problem is it was served in a salad ( a salad that would be made at most 4-6 times a week ) and you needed to shred the fish by hand for the salad. The small and large bones were annoying to do when shredding, that and you have to use gloves , the salty water would screw with the skin on my hands as well as leave them reaking for hours <_<. 

I used to have a cook that hates peeling quail eggs <_< because she would have to do about 10-15 boxes of quail eggs about 200-250 eggs. 
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Joined Apr 11, 2013
Yeh raw garlic sucks , worse is mincing that sh*t. 

I usually put them in a pot and fill with warm water , let them rest int he water for 5 minutes , they peel easier , put are still annoying <_<

Only thing worse is when you have to mince it , thank god the last restaurant i worked allowed us to puree the garlic to incorparate in dishes , too bad we still had to peel XD. 
Joined Jan 24, 2013
I didn't read #11...boy do I hate prepping fresh thyme too. Especially when they come in extra small leaves.
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Joined May 5, 2010
As if any and all industries have 11 things that people dislike to have to prep....somebody has way too much time on their hands.

The things I dislike about my industry have nothing to do with the food as I love what I do so much, the work involved is not hard.

If the list included things like ice carving without a chainsaw, or having to crawl up into the ceiling to fix or repair a walk-in cooler compressor, while cooking a dinner for 500 plated....now THAT I could see, but these examples are too pedestrian.
Joined Jun 3, 2013
roasted bell peppers? never heard such a thing they are so easy!

things i don't like to prep are-

chopping fresh herbs de provence

mincing garlic if i need large amounts 


thyme and oregano if there small


however i don't hate to prep anything, some things are annoying but the ending results are totally worth it and everyone is different i know i like doing some things that others dislike. 
Joined Apr 11, 2013
I actually enjoy peeling and de-veining shrimp , or peeling almonds XD 

Thyme leaves are annoying <_< especially if its a bunch and i need 2 cups full of it. 
Joined Jan 31, 2012
Don't any of you guys have a garlic mincer???
Oh I hate deveining shrimp. To me it's on a level with
cleaning out dog kennels....or maybe the grease trap.
Not real keen on frenching lamb racks either.
Joined Apr 11, 2013
I dont know why frenching lamb racks wasnt mentioned....it is literally is annoying

BUT NOT AS ANNOYING AS PEELING GRAPES <_< those who have done it know the torment XD 

I have been lucky to only have to just watch others go through that torture.        /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rollsmile.gif  
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Joined Jan 31, 2012
Is there ANYTHING fun to peel? Well rubber maybe...in a 67 Chevelle.

Got another one--probably blocked it from memory due to extreme anxiety--

and that would be anything that involves working with Phyllo dough.

Positively hate that stuff! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/mad.gif
Joined Jan 8, 2006
Prepping Conch can be a chore.  My last restaurant featured Conch Fritters, and we prepped about 20 pounds of Conch a day.
Joined Aug 14, 2013
Omelettes. I did about 10,000 this year, used to love it, then I hated it, then I got new pans, and then I loved it, then I hated it again. Also potato chips, always end up with grease burns all over my arms.
Joined Sep 5, 2012
For the moment im not to thrilled to pound sny snitzel for a while, did 900 pieces on thursday, i can stilll hear the banging. Im sure my helper isnt too thrilled to be frying any off for a while either.
Joined May 19, 2012
Honestly I hate making Egg's Benedict. Simple, easy but I just hate it. We also have these "Tuna Tacos" on the menu, seared ahi tuna with some Asian slaw and sriracha aioli, again simple, but I do hate making it, for reasons I cannot explain. 
Joined Jul 11, 2015
De veining whole shrimp. Taking out the poop shoots from 200 shrimp make me never want to eat shrimp again..yuk
Joined Jan 19, 2014
Why doesn't everyone use peeled garlic? A gallon of the stuff is under $30 (I just stay away from the imported crap from China) A few seconds in the Robot Coupe and voila!

Shucking and chopping raw quahogs for chowder is my biggest peeve.
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