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Poultry & Game

Arroz con Pollo del Puerto Rico

This is how they cook chicken with rice in Puerto Rico. I first cooked it over 10 years ago when I lived in France. It must have been a quiet day for me to read about this recipe but I am glad that I did as it is of now one of my favourite […]

By |October 31st, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Jeera Chicken with Aloo Dum

It’s Saturday night and your team have lost. You need comforting but it’s not so easy to call for a takeaway in rural Andalucía so you have to get into the kitchen and create something to lift your spirits… Curry.

Jeera Chicken with Aloo Dum

One large chicken breast, skinned and cut into 1″ chunks
One large […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

One Pot Chicken and Leeks with Cider

Chicken + Leeks + Cider is a perfect combination, add a little red pepper and some good home-made chicken stock and you have a simple but great supper.

Chicken pieces, thighs, drumsticks and wings (seasoned with a little salt, black pepper, dried herbs and a pinch paprika)
Dry cider
Chicken stock
One large leek, sliced into thick pieces
1/2 […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Baked Rosemary & Emmental Stuffed Chicken with Cider Braised Cabbage and Leeks

Grate Emmental cheese into a bowl then mix with crushed and finely chopped garlic, fresh or dried rosemary, a spoonful of Dijon mustard and black pepper. When this has turned into paste set aside.

Meanwhile, skin a chicken breast and cover it in cling film, lightly bash with a rolling pin to flatten it.

Spread the […]

By |October 17th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Surprise Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Pancetta

Surprise Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Pancetta, Roasted Rosemary and Onion Potatoes, Sautéed Broccoli and Red Wine Gravy

The reason why I’ve called this ‘surprise’ chicken breast is because you can stuff it with whatever you wish… mushrooms, feta cheese, spinach, mashed sun-dried tomatoes, etc. etc. I just happened to have a block of cheddar cheese left […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Carnival Chicken for Amélie Isabelle Aged Nearly 3¼ Months

Amélie was born on 25th June 2015, my ninth and youngest grandchild. Nine? I hear you say, well I never had you down as that old…

Well, anyway, as it is carnival time (Spain is always enjoying a fiesta or feria no matter what time of the year) I thought I would cook chicken this […]

By |October 1st, 2015|Andalucia|3 Comments|

Kevin’s Luxurious Chicken Liver Parfait

Some time ago I had the opportunity to work in the kitchen – well, it was more like work experience – at a great establishment called The Lymehurst Hotel in the Lake District under the guidance of Kevin Wyper, a Masterchef of Great Britain.

He made and I ably assisted him in creating the most […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Staring at a lonely chicken breast last night I was wondering what to make considering that the fridge was virtually empty.
Anyway, one carrot, red pepper and a red onion plus some store cupboard items soon turns it into a hearty supper for two. It  helps if you have lettuce too.

Slice then finely chop one […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Chicken Casserole with far too much White Wine

The day time temperature has dropped to 24.5°C which means it is chilly by usual standards so a casserole is called for with plenty of wine (in the casserole). This feeds two peckish people who are feeling the cold.

2 chicken legs, cut into thighs and drumstick, skin removed, bones-in
Olive oil
1 x 75cl bottle dry […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Chicken Legs with Tomatoes & Ginger (and Peas)

There’s been a sudden temperature drop in Andalucía today to a measly 23°C which is a good excuse for cooking something spicy for supper after the football tonight .

This is a quick and easy dish using a few spices to liven up chicken. To add depth of flavour dry fry coriander seeds and dried chillies […]

By |September 6th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|