Sunday, January 13, 2008

plated

my plating skills are just like my abs; the minute i work on them, i realize how out of shape i am. on my friday off, i decided to try my hat at plating. and boy do i suck. check out my couscous encrusted chicken with peppers, beans and pea pods. a donna hay recipe


meh. i could have done more with the peppers and next time i may leave the couscous off the plate. it's on the menu for tuesday. josh is way more artistic than me - we'll see what his take is.

today, i devirginized the new electric pasta machine! what used to take hours and hours and make a huge mess took a mere 30 minutes from flour to pot. i made a quick fettucine with mushrooms and chicken with a white wine and parm sauce. def have to play with the settings a bit, but so far, a success!

it was good, but a little herby. well herby because i didn't check the to make sure the oregano was on the dash cap. it was dash dash rosemary, dash dash thyme and then plunk oregano. a handful of fresh parsley and it actually came together quite nicely.

3 Comments:

OpenID goldygirl said...

um, that chicken looks pretty frickin good to me. sign me up please!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Deepa said...

sara - it was so easy! 1/2 cup couscous, some paprika, ground cumin, salt and pepper. mix it all together - mix it with the chicken to coat and pan fry those puppies up! squeeze some lemon over the cooked chicken and veggies and enjoy! last night, i made it with mashed potatos and the crunchy coating and creamy potatos went SO well together. skip the lemon if you do that though...

12:47 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

oh - and parsley in that coating mixture too - sorry:)

12:54 PM  

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