With the price of lamb having risen so much recently, a recipe where you can use cheaper cuts, like the forequarter chops in this recipe, seems like a great idea. There’s quite a mix on flavours here lamb, apricot, curry, soy sauce, peanut butter and all topped with crusty breadstick pieces. Haven’t made it myself, but it would certainly make a hearty meal.
Chicken drumsticks cooked on the bbq can often take a lot longer than other meats to cook all the way through. So I usually cook them in the oven and that way I’m sure they’re fully cooked – there’s nothing worse than discovering the drumstick you’re munching into is still pink in the middle. This honey and sesame version is always enjoyed.
The Herald Sun columnist who published this recipe made the comment that the quality of the chicken makes a difference in this dish – no doubt you could say that about any chicken dish. Even so using free range chicken, that has a lot more flavour, would probably be a good idea.
I know it’s lazy but I think being able to buy frozen sheets of pastry is a wonder of modern baking. Although I don’t usually buy wholemeal sheets I do think they would work really well in this tandoori flavoured chicken and vegetable roll.
The combination of chicken, spinach and cheese is always a winner for me and even better if it’s wrapped in pastry. This recipe uses filo pastry, which is a bit fiddly to use, but if you can’t be bothered or don’t have the time, puff pastry would work just as well.
A couple of years ago my youngest son had a great holiday in Tasmania and came back with several bottles of a new cider he’d discovered – Pagan Cider. Since then we always have a few bottles in the fridge, one of which I’m now going to use to try this chicken recipe – guess I’d better make it when he’s coming for dinner.
To be honest I’m not a lover of duck, but I know I’m in the minority. This 70s recipe comes from a booklet put out by the Australian Wine Board titled ‘Bacchus in the Kitchen’, which paired dishes with wines. The suggestion for this recipe is to serve it with a dry red.