Monday, July 20, 2009

Aromatic Chicken

4 chicken thighs
2 carrots, cut into thick matchsticks
2 shallots, finely sliced
1 head garlic (from the terrace!)
Lots of dill, thyme, parsley
8 lemon or lime slices
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
Salt, pepper

In a pot that has a lid, put the thighs, and cover with lemon slices, carrots and shallot. Lay herbs on top. Squeeze juice over. Season well. Just cover chicken with water, bring to a simmer, and cook till the sauce is creamy-looking and the chicken very tender. About an hour. Remove lid and reduce sauce a little. Serve chicken on a bed of nutty-tasting basmati rice, and serve sauce in separate bowl or jug, and spoon over each helping.

This is a dish pale in appearance, saturated with flavour, and very good cold, for picnics.

Green salad, icy white New Zealand Sauvignon blanc...husband.

And cat...

10 comments:

  1. Lisa, cat is on a plexiglass disc, same as seats for chairs. He hates gravel.

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  2. Icy white husbandJuly 20, 2009 at 9:54 PM

    Cat sits on plexi like alien on flying saucer. The gravel might as well be ardent coals...

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  3. Nice to have the whole family together...and for such a delicious dinner!

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  4. This post makes me heart very happy!

    Keli'i

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  5. We expect Estorbo would say: "Plexiglass es como a throne, as befits..."
    Well, we would say that!
    (Dinah approves of wine choice!)

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  6. lucky husband...lucky cat on plexiglass dish...lucky me for collecting your recipes...you are such a girl after my own heart...

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  7. Icy White husband??? Sounds like a cocktail.

    Paul, yes it is! With our black, furry son. France, RSA, Dominican Republic: we are the melting pot.

    Keli'i - mine too :-)

    Pritha! :-) too

    R,G and Sporran - Estorbo wants a real throne. He says the plexiglass pad Sorks.

    Goodgoodbird - did you find the red currant recipe?

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