Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Hot nights

Despite the risk of this blog becomming a food blog, rather than the craft blog originally intended, here is another food related post.

Oh, please don't groan and roll your eyes. It's just that right now there isn't much creating going on, at least of the textile kind. Lack of time, lack of energy and the distraction of settling our family back into a school routine are all leaving me with no craft. So, all my creative energies are being channelled into the kitchen. After all, we have to eat, right?

This is one of my favourtie throw-togethers for a hot night. The chicken breasts can be poached at any time of the day and then stored in the fridge. Just before serving (I serve it on a bed of rice which soaks up the yummy sauce) fry up the following:

A huge nob of ginger and four cloves of garlic, finally chopped. Heat up quite a bit of oil, a few tablespoons, in a saucepan and fry the garlic and ginger until almost crispy. Pour in several tablespoons of soy sauce and watch it sizzle.

Shred the chicken and arrange on a bed of rice, pour the steaming sauce on top and serve with coriander and chopped spring onions.

The combination of cold chicken and hot sauce seem to make this dish.

Last night I served this with a coleslaw-ey type dish with this Jamie Oliver dressing, which makes in not coleslaw-ey at all, just fresh and crunchy.


Cathy said...

sounds yummy Tam. I think I will try this one. Just got a rice cooker for my birthday - good one to try it out on .

How have you been?

Louise said...

Keep up the good work with the food Tamara - it's all so delicious! I am so going to try this one and the salad - yummmmmm!

REread said...

food, craft ... who cares it's all fun ... !!

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Handmade in Israel said...

Yummy! This looks delicious. Pity I am vegetarian!