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pricklypear
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 1:48:59 AM

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pepper steak, potatoes, and corn.
Liz
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:11:52 AM

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I'm actually going to give this a go tonight icon_smile
Shopping for the ingredients later.

Jamie Oliver's Mustard Chicken and Black Forest Affogato



INGREDIENTS

For the dauphinoise
1 red onion
1kg Maris Piper potatoes
1 nutmeg
2 cloves of garlic
1 x 300ml tub of single cream
4 anchovies in oil
Parmesan cheese
2 bay leaves
Very small bunch of fresh thyme

For the seasonings
Olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper

For the chicken
Few sprigs of fresh rosemary
4 x 180g chicken breasts, skin on
4 tsp Colman’s mustard powder
3 baby leeks or 1 large leek
4 cloves of garlic
White wine
75ml single cream (taken from cream for dauphinoise)
1 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard

For the greens
200g Swiss chard or other greens
1 x 200g bag of prewashed baby spinach
1 lemon

For the affogato
1 tbsp instant coffee (or you could use 4–6 shots of espresso)
3 tsp golden caster sugar
4–6 round shortbread biscuits
1 x 425g tin of pitted black cherries in juice
1 x 100g bar of good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
1 x 500g tub of good-quality vanilla
Ice cream

METHOD

To start: Get all your ingredients and equipment ready. Put a medium saucepan and a large ovenproof frying pan on a low heat. Fit the thick slicer disc attachment into the food processor and turn the oven on to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. Fill and boil the kettle.

Dauphinoise: Peel and halve the red onion. Wash the potatoes, leave their skins on and slice in the food processor with the onion. Tip into a large sturdy roasting tray (approx. 35 x 25cm) and season. Grate over ¼ of the nutmeg, crush in 2 unpeeled cloves of garlic and pour in 225ml of single cream.

Tear in the anchovies and finely grate over a large handful of Parmesan. Add the bay leaves, pick the leaves from a few thyme sprigs and add a good drizzle of olive oil. Use your clean hands to quickly mix and toss everything together, then put the tray over a medium heat. Pour in 200ml of boiled water, cover tightly with tin foil and leave on the heat.

Chicken: Turn the heat under the frying pan up to medium. Pick and finely chop the leaves from the rosemary sprigs and sprinkle them into the pack of chicken. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of mustard powder over each breast, then season and drizzle some olive oil over the chicken and into the frying pan. Massage and rub these flavours all over the meat. Put the chicken breasts in the pan, skin side down. Wash your hands well. Use a fish slice to press down on the chicken to help it cook. It should take around 18 minutes in total.

Dauphinoise: Give the tray a shake so nothing catches.

Greens: Finely slice the stalks so they cook quickly. Wash the leaves. Put the stalks into the saucepan, cover with boiling water, add a good pinch of salt and put the lid on.

Dauphinoise: Remove the tin foil. Finely grate over a layer of Parmesan. Drizzle the remaining thyme sprigs with oil, scatter on top and put into the oven on the top shelf to cook for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling.

Chicken: Quickly trim the leeks and halve lengthways. Wash them under the cold tap, then finely slice them and add to one side of the chicken pan.

Greens: Add the chard leaves to the saucepan. Add another splash of boiled water if needed.

Chicken: Crush 4 unpeeled cloves of garlic into the pan of chicken. Flip the chicken breasts skin side up, then press down on them again. Stir the leeks and add a good swig of white wine.

Greens: Empty the bag of spinach into a colander and pour the greens and the boiling water over the spinach. Add a lug of olive oil to the empty saucepan, squeeze in the juice of 1 lemon, then return all the drained greens to the pan and use tongs to toss and dress in the flavours. Season to taste, then take straight to the table.

Chicken: Check the chicken is cooked through, then pour 75ml of cream into the frying pan. Cover the pan with tin foil. Quickly check on the dauphinoise.

Affogato: Put 1 tablespoon of instant coffee into a small jug with 3 teaspoons of sugar. Half-fill the kettle and boil. Crumble the shortbread biscuits into the bottom of 4 espresso cups. Drain the cherries and divide them between the cups. Bash the bar of chocolate up and add a few chunks
to each cup.Take the cups to the table.

Chicken: Turn the heat off. Transfer the chicken breasts to a board and slice into uneven pieces. Stir 1 heaped teaspoon of whole grain mustard into the sauce, then taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Spoon the sauce on to a platter and put the sliced chicken on top. Drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil and take straight to the table.

Dauphinoise: Take to the table. Get your ice cream out of the freezer to soften for later.

To serve: After dinner, stir some boiling water into the jug of coffee and sugar. Take to the table with the ice cream and spoon a scoop into each espresso cup. Grate over some chocolate, then pour over just enough hot coffee (or espresso) to start melting the chocolate. So delicious!


Guest
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:50:06 AM

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Fresh lake salmon with roasted veg..... but I just read what Liz is cooking and that sounds yummy ...
Guest
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 4:46:48 PM

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McDonald's
TheDevilsWeakness
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 5:23:10 PM

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Lasagna and fresh breadsticks and Caesar salad

Buz
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 10:34:13 PM

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I cooked breakfast for supper for my wife & I. Scrambled eggs, hot buttery grits, country ham, diced hash browns, sawmill gravy, blackberry jam, and homemade buttermilk biscuits.

CurlyGirly
Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 5:21:53 PM

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Spinach pizza



It won a potato. Aren't you intrigued?



nicola
Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 5:33:46 PM

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CurlyGirly wrote:
Spinach pizza


Not potato pizza with rosemary, olive oil and rock salt? icon_smile

Lamb cutlets with cous cous and steamed greens.
Chrissy123
Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 7:23:44 PM

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Popcorn and a beer:)

LOVES4PLAY
Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 8:00:55 PM

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I was going to have a tossed salad. But as I was picking up all of the pieces I remembered that I had not cleaned the floor,,
Thought about going over to Chrissy 123, but just cant handle beer.
Looking for some water wings & a snorkel. Headed towards Liz's. The sound of "Mustard chicken & black Forest Affogato, sounds absolutely delicious..
Friskyflower
Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:15:04 PM

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Butterfly pork-chop, smushed potatoes, asparagus spears with feta cheese and a small spinach salad......
CurlyGirly
Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 5:32:17 AM

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nicola wrote:


Not potato pizza with rosemary, olive oil and rock salt? icon_smile

Lamb cutlets with cous cous and steamed greens.


That actually sounds kinda good. Like something they would make at California Pizza Kitchen.



It won a potato. Aren't you intrigued?



TheDevilsWeakness
Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:59:41 AM

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Tandoori Chicken w/ Jasmine Rice and Banana Fritters w/ Saffron Ice Cream
Or I hope that's what I'm having. Prep work is a bitch. :)

Leiza350
Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:56:07 AM

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Me....!.... If im not on the menu tonight , My attitudeSword Fight may start to spoil.
CurlyGirly
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:25:20 PM

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breaded pork chops, au gratin potatoes, and spicy green beans.



It won a potato. Aren't you intrigued?



Dirty_D
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:08:20 PM

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Thick cut pork chops (salted, peppered, brown, finished in a moderate oven-love my cast iron!) topping a nice bed of romaine, with tomatoes and cucumbers.

Buz
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 4:54:26 PM

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I am looking forward to Barbecued Baby Back Ribs dripping in hot sauce, sweet cole slaw, barbecue baked beans, cracklin corn on the cob, and ice cold beer.

TheDevilsWeakness
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 5:47:06 PM

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French Onion Soup and breath mints

Guest
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 6:14:45 PM

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Fried Chicken and Biscuits
LOVES4PLAY
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 8:38:56 PM

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NaughtyNurse; Will you please put on another plate.. Your meal sounds scrump-sh..
Guest
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:09:54 PM

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roasted chicken and potatoes!
ArtMan
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:52:32 PM

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A grilled tuna steak, asparagus, brown rice, with Pinot Grigio.

You are invited to read Passionate Danger, Part II, a story collaboration by Kim and ArtMan.
http://www.lushstories.com/stories/straight-sex/passionate-danger-part-ii.aspx

reddeville18
Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:19:01 AM

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Buz wrote:
I cooked breakfast for supper for my wife & I. Scrambled eggs, hot buttery grits, country ham, diced hash browns, sawmill gravy, blackberry jam, and homemade buttermilk biscuits.
reddeville18
Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:20:45 AM

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I WOULD DO A DOGGY BAG OF BUZ'S BREAKFAST/DINNER GOD THAT SOUNDS SO DAMN GOOD......
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:59:57 PM

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Buz wrote:
I cooked breakfast for supper for my wife & I. Scrambled eggs, hot buttery grits, country ham, diced hash browns, sawmill gravy, blackberry jam, and homemade buttermilk biscuits.


sounds like that was fantastic! I had breakfast for dinner tonight... cereal!
JessicaX
Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:29:35 PM

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My six year old gets to pick Tuesday night's dinner. Split hot dogs broiled with a pickle and cheese in the middle and wrapped in bacon. Potato chips, Ken's baked beans, and chocolate milk. This was the sixth straight Tuesday! Aaaarrghhh!



ManInNewHampshire
Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 7:49:23 AM

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That (JessicaX) sounds better than I fix for myself at night. Last night was a preboxed pasta salad (from grocery store), Tapioca pudding, chips, and a healthy serving of candy. And that was more healthy than most.
ArtMan
Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2013 7:45:53 PM

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Lasagna, salad, and a red wine.

You are invited to read Passionate Danger, Part II, a story collaboration by Kim and ArtMan.
http://www.lushstories.com/stories/straight-sex/passionate-danger-part-ii.aspx

Guest
Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2013 8:45:09 PM

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Burrito with beer.
Mari84
Posted: Friday, May 03, 2013 10:41:51 AM

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Salmon baked in butter, brown sugar and maple syrup. Mexican corn and roast veggies. Pinot Grigio. Opera Cake and Expresso for desert. Hey! It's Friday.
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