Friday, 31 August 2012

marinaded chicken

Throwing together a marinade for chicken for an evening meal, I stumbled on something rather delicious. The principle is simple, to combine sweet, salt and sour to tenderise and flavour meat. It went down very well, so here is what went into it:

2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 sachet of wasabi
juice of 1/2 lemon

Add to sliced chicken breast or thighs, cover and leave for at least two hours

Cook on grill or in pan, about two minutes a side - you can thread onto a skewer if you are grilling, it helps make turning it easier. Once cooked, cover and wrap to keep it nice and juicy.

Eat with rice and salad

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Summer Tart - easy and no rolling

Reading a recipe in the paper for an apple tart, I realised it was time to make the family recipe, alcoholic, no need to roll the pastry, just press it into a well buttered, or even better, lined tart tin and load up with fruit. The alcohol in the pastry keeps it crisp and gives it a subtle flavour, which you can use to enhance the fruit. Calvados in the pastry goes fantastically well with apples (no surprise), but so does rum. Use a strong alcohol! The recipe is here.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Beet leaf tart - and kitten finding own amusement