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Broccoli chicken for a broccoli head ;-p

18 Apr

Today I had to manage my patience wisely. Sometimes you get people that just really get on your nerves!! That is why my head felt like an overcooked broccoli by the time I got home!! After watching Karate Kid with the hubby, the only thing that goes through my head – “Focus Daniel San!” “It ok to lose to enemy, it not ok to lose to FEAR!” So I am not losing! ;-p This is what inspired me ;-p …. and the hint hint, wink wink from the hubby!! This is one of his favourite dishes that my mother in law makes for him, which doesn’t happen often as we are in a different country?! Sad to say, but I don’t think that my chicken broccoli comes close to hers..Mum’s food is always the best!! One thing I can say – when she serves him his chicken broccoli, he is very quiet and you won’t hear one eeny, teeny bit of complaint out of his mouth, besides the compliment of how much he loves it!

So here is my take on broccoli chicken… be warned, this is NOT a low fat dish!

3 chicken Fillets

1/2 cup mayonaise

1 cup of cream / soya cream

3 tablespoons of crushed garlic

1 leek, roughly chopped

6-7 mushrooms, roughly chopped

Olive oil

Juice of half a lemon

salt & pepper to taste

3 cups of broccoli

1 cup of cheese, grated

2 heaped teaspoons of horseradish sauce

8 bacon kips

Steam your broccoli in a saucepan. Not too much, the broccoli should be soft, but still firm. Now, add your olive oil, garlic and leeks to a heated frying pan and fry until the leeks are soft. Now add your mushrooms and brown slighty. Season with salt & pepper

Now add your horseradish sauce and mix through. Add your chicken and pour in your lemon juice. Mix through. Cook for about 5 – 8 minutes. Mix your cream and mayonaise together and add to your leek mixture. You will now be poaching your chicken in the cream mixture.

In the meantime switch on your oven at 180 degrees celcius. Now, as your chicken is simmering, add your broccoli and mix through.

Put in a casserole dish, sprinkle over your cheese, grind some black pepper over it and now break your bacon kips in fine bits over the dish. Put in the oven and allow the cheese to melt and your bacon kips to brown.

Njummy, njummy njjummy!!!!! I served it with basmati rice and, naturally, salad. Serve up any delicious food for the hubby without a salad and he always feels like there is something missing! So, of course he gets his salad! Hope you enoy it! Lots of love xx

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French muffin breakfast treat!

13 Feb

There is a liitle problem with today’s post – the reason? I cooked a marvelous, beautiful meal last night ( if I reaaaaalllly have to blow my own trumpet),but due to the guests arriving early, us having to keep our little home neat for property viewers ALL the time, I really didn’t have time to stop and take photos.

However, I will tell you about what I made – roasted rosemary potatoes, braised lamb shank, mixed roasted vegetables and a rocket salad with pomegranite, cucumber,cherry tomatoes, parma ham and balsamic glaze. Yum! Finished off with key lime pie! It was simply beautiful.

So this is where my post comes in for today – all the food and wine, I really was exhausted. I woke up with a rumbling tummy, screaming for egg. Yes, that does sound very funny. So, instead of french toast, I wanted muffins, something different, with a more “crunchy” taste.  I wanted to indulge in something without too much indulging ;-p  I was very happy with the outcome 🙂

French Muffin Breakfast treat

4 english muffins, halved

4 eggs

salt & black pepper

6 rashers of bacon

syrup/honey/ figs in syrup to serve

butter

Heat a non-stick frying pan and add some butter to the pan. Whisk your eggs together and season with salt & pepper. Now dip your muffins one by one in the egg. Squeeze it a little bit so it soaks up the egg. Place in the frying pan and let brown on both sides. As you put your last few muffins in the pan, place your bacon around them.

Remove the muffins when done, but keep on cooking the bacon until slightly crisp. Now, use the lefover egg you used for dipping, and make scrambled egg in the same pan. Do not cook too long, eggs only need a few minutes. Now drizzle your muffins with syrup/honey/ or cut pieces of fig and place on your muffin and top it off with the crispy bacon. This certainly is a wonderful sunday morning treat!! Especially if your eggs are called “happy egg”.  Enjoy!!