Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Italian Chicken Stew

This is a very nice and simple recipe that i love to make. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes to prepare and then you just let it simmer on a low temperature for as long as you like.....the longer the better!!

4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 large red onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 can chopped tomatoes
salt and pepper
5 dl chicken stock
zest of 1 orange
2 tbsp honey

1. Brown the chicken in some olive oil and then set aside.

2. Saute the onion and garlic in the same pan for 4 - 5 minutes, don´t burn. Add the tin tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Let it simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.

3. Add the chicken stock and orange zest. Stir and bring to the boil.

4. Add the chicken and let it simmer on low heat for 25 minutes.

5. Finally add the honey and stir. Serve with some jasmine rice and focaccia.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Grilled Peaches – with Vanilla Mascarpone

This is a great summer dessert which will impress all your friends. You could sprinkle some chopped mint on top to make it extra "summery". I used the mascarpone but you could just as easy go with some vanilla ice cream. Remember that the peaches must be soft and juicy, not to firm!!....ehhhh that could have meant something else :)

4 peaches, halved and stone removed

2 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp caster sugar

1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out

250g mascarpone cheese

3 dl razberries

2 tbsp honey

4 servings

1. Put the peaches in a bowl, drizlle the olive oil and 2 tbsp of sugar over and coat the peaches well. Grill on the meat side down on a hot grill for 5 minutes. Lower the heat on the grill, turn the peaches and cook for another 5 minutes.

2. Put the mascarpone cheese in a bowl and add the vanilla seeds, rest of the sugar and mix together.

3. Serve with some razberries and drizzle the honey on top.