Saturday, July 20, 2013

Coronation Chicken Salad - Revised!

I revised this recipe and it turned out quite good!

The former chef for the royal family shares a dish originally created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Serves 4

2 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. curry powder

2 tbsp. white wine - 3 Tbsp instead of 2, I used a Pinot Grigio

3 tbsp. mango chutney - Omitted

10 tbsp. mayonnaise

5 tbsp. heavy cream, whipped, or Greek yogurt - I used low fat greek yogurt

4 cold, cooked chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.), chopped - I used a rotisserie chicken

1 tbsp. finely diced dried mango - Omitted

1/3 cup raw cashews, lightly toasted

1 ripe peach, peeled and thinly sliced - I used 2 medium peaches

1. In a small saucepan, cook honey and curry powder for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add wine and chutney and continue cooking 2 more minutes.

Scrape into a bowl. When cool, stir in mayonnaise and cream.

2. Put chicken in a serving bowl. Add dressing and stir gently to combine. Top with mango, cashews and peach. Serve with mixed grains.

*I also added red grapes sliced in half.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Grilled Pork and Peaches

I am horrible at grilling but I have to admit that last nights dish turned out quite good.

Grilled Pork Steaks

Marinate the pork steaks for at least 2 hours in the following...
- Grapefruit Juice
- Applewood smoked salt
- Fresh crushed garlic

Once the steaks have marinated remove them and place on the grill, medium heat for 3 minutes per side.

If you like you can slice some firm whole peaches in half, remove the pit, baste with lemon olive oil and grill until juicy, just slightly less time than the pork.

Simple, healthy and delicious!