sep 11, 2011
Roasted Chicken Thighs to Die For
chicken • main course • meat
His food is rustic, but captivating. After watching him one would like to never leave the kitchen, and cook cook cook. I was so inspired by one of episodes that made a trip to my favorite organic farm to buy chicken thighs.
nov 17, 2010
Kholodets - Meat Jelly
appetizer • chicken • meat • Russian traditional
You can make a chicken meat jelly, if you boil a good whole chicken for a few hours. It is very tasty, too, but I prefer a combination of meats. The boiled meat pieces could be minced.
nov 07, 2010
Rassolnik - Chicken Soup with Pickles
challenging • chicken • healthy • meat • Russian traditional • soup
In practice, pickled cucumbers alone are sufficient to give the broth the tangy acidity and the peculiar flavor of pickles. When choosing pickles, brined cucumbers, kosher dill cucumbers, or any other pickled cucumbers not too high in acidity will work fine. Traditionally, this soup is made with chicken kidneys, but this requires quite a bit more patience on the part of the cook, and a lot less squeamishness on the part of the eater.
aug 01, 2010
Heavenly Chicken Noodles
chicken • meat • Russian traditional • soup
Some consider chicken soup a winter meal, especially if one has a cold. Luckily, I don't have this association, and, due to the fact that at my favourite farm fresh chickens are cut some time in mid summer, that's when I have the opportunity to prepare my best chicken noodles. Chicken is certainly fresh-not-frozen and organic, and noodles are homemade by yours truly.
may 13, 2010
Chicken Tenders with Brussel Sprouts
chicken • easy • main course • meat • quick
Besides, my empty stomach was already beginning to play its hungry overture. It's good to plan ahead for such days, so from yesterday's shopping I had fresh chicken tenders, and some Brussels sprouts waiting to be used in my fridge. This quick midweek dinner took me about 30 minutes to cook from entering the kitchen to sitting at the table.
apr 20, 2010
Smoked Chicken Pilaf
chicken • main course • meat • quick
This is a fool-proof tasty dish, since the chicken used in this recipe is already cooked. One only has to have some skills to cook rice. This pilaf, accompanied by fresh vegetables, was our today's dinner - nice re-energizing after a long working day.