There are few things better than enjoying a nice long brunch or breakfast with family on the weekend. What is even better is doing so outdoors in wonderful weather. These pics are not recent but are from a weekend up at our aunt and uncle's. We love cooking with them up at their farm as you guys already know from all our posts about visits up there. I know this weekend is going to be a warm one and a lot of you will spend it outdoors- enjoy this omelette with your family tomorrow or on Sunday!
Easy to prep for and make, omelettes are a great choice for a big crowd and you can even plan ahead and make individual omelettes and keep them warm in the oven if you are feeling like treating everyone with their very own individual plate. Ramadan is over and now you can eat breakfast/brunch so start your Eid off nicely tomorrow with this recipe.
These Chicken Drumsticks with Dill and Red Chili Pepper are the result of quite possibly one of the easiest recipes I have ever made up. I had to rush because I had to do a podcast with Ronsley on Bond Appetit last year and I had some fresh chicken drumsticks and zero ideas. I rarely make chicken with skin on but Dre likes it and I found this to be a delicious recipe for those who don't even usually like skin (aka- me). I have made this only twice but the second time I made it while out in the country at our Uncle and Aunt's with a bell pepper risotto and Mmmph!- WHAT a combo. In fact it was so popular I made some more again the next day for lunch before we drove back. Andre and I loved cooking together with fresh ingredients that weekend- oh- how I miss it- need to go back asap!
So if you're looking to impress, make this super easy chicken and spend that extra time on the risotto (that recipe will need the extra time) and your husband, wife, or guests will be raving for weeks. Oh and by the way, this tastes just as amazing with chicken leg quarters- that is what I did the 2nd time around- so just adjust the recipe accordingly.
Let me know how it turned out!
P.S: All you need is this and some lovely French bread to soak up the flavors.
Lettuce Fish Tacos. Sounds delicious.... NOT!!!! I just think of the ONLY knock knock joke I have for some reason managed to remember all these years.
Aehemmm........Yes, that's the only Knock Knock joke I remember from when I was a kid. Anyways!
Fish tacos, sure, many people love em, but you gotta try the lettuce version, and a GOOD version before attempting to make something like this at home. I was convinced about fish tacos after having delicious ones at Chantecler in downtown T.O- YUM! and even more delicious ones at a small pizzeria in West downtown of all places. The restaurant ones are infinitely better than mine I won't lie, but I want to encourage you to experiment at home like I am doing at the moment to try and come up with a recipe for these that YOU love. I like them super tangy thus the inclusion of lots of lemon plus I cooked my fish but some recipes (the really yummy ones of course) use ceviche. I am not there yet- I leave the raw fish prep to the experts..............For now that is! Enjoy and lemme know what kind of variations you came up with.
Remember- this is SUPER healthy!
I know we've been MIA for a bit. A few reasons! Some terrible luck with back to back illnesses - for BOTH of us ICK- plus travels and new beginnings professionally as well for me- Yay! So I've been crazy busy to say the least. Anyhow, we're back with a bang and will have tons of recipes for you and a couple of videos as we get them going. So here's a quick and easy recipe for delicious black pepper chicken with oyster mushrooms to start with!
Because I used chicken breast and I wanted it to be really juicy and tender, I soaked the chicken breasts (whole) in salt water brine for 12 hours, then drained the water out and sliced the chicken. I didn’t have oyster sauce or would have ended up making an authentic black pepper Chinese chicken recipe but decided to play around instead with what I had in the fridge. (I didn’t even have corn starch or green peppers!) I had oyster mushrooms so I decided to use them as I love their flavour and texture both. This dish turned out to be super easy to make with very simple flavors. Perfect for a weeknight dinner. Don't confuse with Chinese black pepper chicken though! That will come up soon I'm sure.
Creamy, velvety, melt in your mouth Murgh Makhani (aka Butter Chicken) is loved by all. It’s probably a dish most people have tried out. I personally prefer a vegetarian version a LOT more. Butter Paneer or Paneer Makhani! Oh man- is it delicious. The cubed paneer melts in your mouth and it’s oh so good. I have been making this for about 14 years but it’s definitely been through many changes over time. This is the final recipe that I have been using the last 3 years or so. I came up with the healthier milk version of this in university when I was cooking for my vegetarian best friend and he eventually learned to make it too (only took a decade!). It’s the recipe that convinced Andre that vegetarian food is awesome! Out of everything I cook, it’s his favourite dish.
This recipe is the only one I held back from putting up on the site because it’s so dear to me and literally only 1 other person knows how to make it. But then I realised that I am (OBVIOUSLY) not someone who doesn’t share her recipes- I never have understood people who don’t share them- so here we go! I guarantee you that this will win over any guest! It’s mild, easy to make, and super indulgent. If you’re just making this for yourself, you may want to make a healthier version, so use milk instead of cream! Don’t skimp on the cream for guests though! Serve this with steamed basmati rice or naan.
hAPPY eATING & kEEP sMILING
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