Monday, 24 January 2011

The Man - Kitchen Extraordinaire!

The Man took some chicken out of the freezer yesterday and decided he wanted something a bit more sophisticated than the usual - roasted drummies, baked potatoes and salad...

As you can see, I've been feeling uninspired of late!

In fact, I have to say this: I don't know what I did to deserve this man...
yesterday he cleaned just about the whole house and also cooked dinner, all the while telling me to sit!

The Man happens to be a genius when it comes to marinades and sauces and he has very kindly written down what he used in this dish.

Not quantities - he plays that by ear (or tastebud?)

1kg chicken pieces was used for our family - adjust the quantity to suit yours. 
The marinade / sauce was made from –

Soy sauce
Wholegrain mustard
Tomato sauce
Juice from a can of sliced peaches and slice a few pieces finely sliced and added to the juice ( the rest can be eaten by the kids.....hehehehe )
About a glass of white wine
Salt & pepper
Multi Purpose seasoning / BBQ seasoning
Ground coriander
4 whole cloves
2 big cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 large or 2 medium onions
Dijon mustard
Mixed herbs

First rub all the pieces of chicken with the Dijon mustard and let it stand. Mix all the ingredients together in a plastic or glass container except for the Thyme. Place the chicken that was rubbed with the Dijon mustard in the marinade making sure that you do not cover it with the marinade. The marinade will enter the meat as it is sitting there. Sprinkle the thyme over the meat once it is in the marinade / dish. Leave out at room temperature for about and hour or so or overnight in the fridge.

Bake in the oven as is at 180 degrees celsius  for about 45 min to an hour or depending on the size and thickness of the meat. Mix in a little corn flour to thicken the sauce at the end and serve over rice.

This can also be used for Pork where you can change the peaches with apples depending on taste or even use some beef. The fruit option with this dish is totally up to the person cooking. Just make sure to change the white wine for red when using a red meat......

1 comment:

  1. Doncha love a man who can cook!

    I tell you, a lot of men could score some big brownie points brushing up on their culinary skills...


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