Sunday 3rd February 2013

A relaxing day off today and a really lovely lunch of eggs poached in a spicy, Turkish style tomatoey sauce.  Not Colin’s cup of tea so I often have this on my day off when he’s a work!

I think I might have to enrol on a food photography course as you will see from the following picture of dinner!



I bet you can’t even guess what this was!!!

Well, dinner was a marinated, grilled chicken with latkes and broccoli with chilli.  The chicken pieces were marinaded through the day in 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp ground cumin, and some salt & pepper.  I then put it on a baking sheet, sprinkled over some za’tar and grilled in the oven for 30 mins until crispy.

The broccoili is from the first Ottolenghi book and it is delicious.  You can blanch the broccoli first but I bought some slender stem broccoil so this wasn’t necessary.  I heated a little olive oil and when hot threw in a chopped garlic clove and 1 hot, sliced, red chilli.  I stirred this for a couple of seconds and then added the broccoli, sprinkled with a little water.  I stirred this for only 5 mins of so until the broccoli was a bright green, slightly softened but still nice and crunchy. 

This was a lovely dinner, all gobbled up, definitely better than my photography suggests!

One thought on “Sunday 3rd February 2013

  1. Barbara Thomas 1 February 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm Reply

    Hi. I recognised the peas and broccoli and chicken! Of course, food companies don’t play fair when it comes to photographs. Lobsters get lacquered, peas are pre-bathed in a green dye and all the interesting bits are propped up with cleverly concealed cocktail sticks. I think that your honest photos are a triumph! xx

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