In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Friday, March 2, 2012

Test Kitchen Winner....

We recently cooked this lovely  Indian  style recipe.
 I have been wanting to try it out ever since I saw it on a friends blog:
Thank you Jessica,
for grabbing this recipe off of 
Pioneer Woman's site,
and then sharing with your buds.

We love it.
(we as in all three)
(as in all infernally picky three)

If your taste buds aren't accustomed 
to a variety of flavors,
 then this might not be the recipe for you.

***The only problem I had was buying the Cardamom.
I don't regret it now,
but I was not sure I wanted
to spend $12 for 1 small bottle,
when I didn't know
if I was even going to like the dish.
I do 
and I have also discovered 
that there are plenty of Indian dishes 
that call for it.

On with the recipe:

Butter Chicken
4 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 
bite size pieces)
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cardamom
1 whole lime, juiced
1 whole onion, diced
1/4 c butter
1 can (14.5 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes
1/2 pint whipping cream
1 bunch chopped cilantro
2 c (or more) basmatti rice

Combine first 9 ingredients and marinate overnight.
Saute the onion in the butter until soft.  Add marinated chicken, cook about 10 minutes (will still be a little pink).  Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Cook for 30 min. over med-low heat with the lid on.  I added an additional 1/4 tsp each of coriander, cumin and cardamom.  Add the whipping cream (Light cream or half n' half works too) and cilantro just before serving over basmatti rice.

* Recipe was not all that spicy (hot) in my opinion.  You could add more cayenne if you like spicy foods like me.

The previous ( *) statement was Jessica's,
but we agree.

For those of you who prefer more traditional fare:

I recently made a big pot of beef stew.
To me this is a comfort food.
It was loaded with barley, lentils, veggies,
and of course tender chunks of beef.
Everyone has their own method,
so I won't bore you with the details.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

What a treat I find today on your blog! I'm so glad you liked it...you're making my mouth water. I was just thinking of making that same dish the other day. Great minds...