Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thai Coconut-Curry Braised Chicken.


... "So, as promised I made dinner instead of my usual going out to dinner. James​ wanted something quick for dinner and I wanted to use some of the spices that I bought in the last couple of days ...

Thai Coconut-Curry Braised Chicken: Dried Mexican Chilies. Shallots. Scallion. Garlic. Ginger. Lime Juice. Lime Zest. VO. Fish Sauce. Five-Spice Powder. Ground Cumin. Water. BL-S Chicken Breasts. Coconut Milk.

I chose to do a hybrid of two recipes. I wanted to play in the kitchen - heck, I had all day to cook since I've been on nights. Honestly, I like working the night shift. It's quiet and I can get all of my work done without interruption, well, there are some medical emergencies I have to tend to, but alas, I get the job done Just like dinner, I had to get the job done, the cook, the picture, the photo editing, the blog post, and finally - eat. People just don't know how long it takes and the planning I have to do just to get one shot that captures everything I want to say. At the end of the day ... meal? It's all worth it in my book - in my blog rather." /scurries off to work to save lives

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables.


... "Sunday night dinner. A weekly ritual that I promised myself to keep as a 2017 resolution, but I already broke it two weeks in a row. I was determined to make dinner tonight. I asked James what he wanted for dinner. He didn't want beef, because we've maxed out prime rib and steak for the last couple of weeks. I didn't want to talk to my new butcher for a pork roast nor my new fishmonger for salmon fillets. So, chicken it is.

Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables: SnP. Sugar. Garlic. Fresh Bay Leaf. Chicken. Water. LS Chicken Broth. Red Potato. Parsnip. Fennel. Shallot. Carrot. Onion. VO.

I haven't really brined anything in my past - so, I wanted to prove that brining does work. I will say that it really does! James and I were surprised how juicy and moist the chicken was and the roasted vegetables with the chicken stock reduction gave it the vegetables that 'umph' it needed. Regardless, back to the main story, I have to focus on cooking again at least 2 to 3 times a week and I promised myself that I would up my photography game too by using soft light boxes and using my camera tripod ... not to mention to take a food photography class. I think I'm on a good start with my resolution." /wonders that I'm going to make this week for dinner ...

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