Finally I have managed to catch the bug again.. the writing bug that is. Feels good and I am so happy I can finally put my thoughts and ideas on paper… or the web rather. There has been so much going on, I am struggling making time for myself to breathe. So here’s a quick catch up.
Cooking for me is rarely boring; there are times I invite people only so that I may get myself into a spastic cooking monster mode. But someone in our blogging community decided to help spice it up even more.. with a CHALLENGE!
Pre-Ramadan schedules at work are rather hectic in a TV station. So, after a busy day, I came back home and noticed the 4 lovely chicken boobs (breasts) that i left thawing in my sink; of course that was enough to get some adrenaline in me and get my cooking side of the brain to flex a few muscles. Oh.. and my new George Foreman grill has been giving me winks the whole week.. so i thought it the best time to try the little fella out. This is a rather easy recipe and needless to say.. YUMMM!
You will need:
- 4 beautiful chicken breasts (go for organic farm bred chicken)
- Handful of coriander, both leaves and stalks (roughly chopped)
- 2 Handfuls of Dill (roughly chopped)
- ½ a cup of Yoghurt
- 1 heaped tbsp Dijon Mustard
- ½ tsp garlic oil ( or 2 cloves of garlic)
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
Stir in the Mustard evenly.
Cut the chicken breasts up like so-
Toss them into the mixture, coating all pieces well.
Let it sit for about 20-30 minutes.
These are 30 wonderful minutes that I normally use up to clear up all platforms in my kitchen only to start up the spitting george foreman grill.
Start Heating up your grill. Mate sure its HOT HOT HOT (don’t burn yourself; but disclaimers like this don’t really work for clumsy people like me)
Pop the pieces of chicken individually on the grill.
10-15 minutes and these are ready to be devoured. The yoghurt makes them rather juicy and can be eaten plain with a slice of garlic bread or salad or a simple dressing. One that I used is a Soy-rice Vinegar Dressing. (recipe will be up shortly)
If you want a 44°C summer, well then… this is it – welcome to Dubai. There are very few things you can indulge in, to beat the heat.. for me obviously its cooking. This is something I prepared to drown my boredom and it turned out to be quite delicious; great for a summer meal.
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