Monthly Archives: December 2009

My New Year Eve’s Recipe : Twin Chicken Steaks With Mushroom Sauce And Grilled Vegetables

A lovely, lite and a romantic dinner for two. Enjoy!

CHICKEN STEAK:

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken steak (skinless)
  • 6 tbspns vinegar
  • 2 tbspns olive oil
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper
  • Some salt
  • Some cracked dried red chillies
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes

Procedure:

-In a blender add all the ingredients except chicken and blend it to a fine paste.

-Make shallow gashes on chicken breasts and pour over this mixture on it.

-Marinade for 30 minutes.

-Heat the grill pan and place the marinated chicken piece on it. Turn occasionally. Grill until its well done.

-Take it out in the serving dish.

MUSHROOM SAUCE

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 6 raw mushrooms (chopped)
  • ½ tspn minced garlic
  • ½ cup of chicken stock
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • Some salt
  • 1 full tbspn unsalted butter
  • 1 tbspn cream
  • some cornflour + water (for thickening)
  • Few sprigs of Italian parsley (chopped fine) (optional)

Procedure:

-Melt butter in a saucepan and add chopped garlic. When it becomes translucent add chopped mushrooms and other seasonings. Stir fry for a minute and add chicken stock.

-Let it boil and add cornflour mixture. Stir and add cream. Mix well and pour over the steak.

GRILLED VEGETABLES:

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes sliced thickly
  • 4 – 6 tbspns olive oil
  • Some salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Some Dried basil
  • 2 tomatoes sliced thickly
  • 2 mushrooms cut into halves
  • 3 – 4 broccoli buds
  • 4 sun dried tomato slices

Procedure:

-Wash and cut vegetables according to the instructions given. Add some olive oil and herbs and spices and toss.

-Heat the grill pan and place all of them on it. Turn occasionally until well done.

(If potatoes are not cooked then: 1. Cut them and add some olive oil and place them in a deep bowl. 2. Heat in microwave oven for 3 minutes and then place them on hot grill to give the grilling texture)

-Place them on the serving dish with chicken.

POTATO CREAMS:

  • 2 potatoes
  • ¼ tspn unsalted butter
  • 2 tbspns running cream

Procedure:

-Wash potatoes and don’t take off their skins. Glaze them with some butter and place them in a bowl.

-Heat for 2 – 4 minutes or until done in microwave oven.

-Take them out and allow to cool for some time.

-Drill it with some sharp thing and make a hole; I usually use the end of tea spoon.

-Place them on one side of the serving dish and pour some cream in the wholes. Don’t let them overflow.

Outcome:

Marvelous New year eve’s dinner is ready for 2. Enjoy!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Use the end of spoon to make the whole in potatoes. Add 1 tbspn of cream in each one of them.

-Cook chicken breast well.

Servings:

This is a perfect romantic dinner for 2.

Grilled Vegetables With Herbs

This is a wonderful recipe of vegetables which tastes amazing with My New Year Eve’s Recipe or any other grilled meat. Dont forget this hot item on your new year’s eve …

Ingredients:

  • An eggplant
  • A capsicum
  • 3 potatoes
  • 8 button mushrooms
  • An onion
  • 8 large buds of broccoli
  • A pinch of dried oregano
  • ½ tspn basil
  • Some salt
  • ½ cup olive oil

Procedure:

-In a bowl, mix olive oil and herbs together, add some salt and keep aside.

-Wash vegetables and pat them with a dry, clean paper towel. With a sharp knife cut eggplant and onion into thick slices, capsicum into thick slashes, potatoes into dices and leave mushrooms and broccoli buds as they are.

-Weave these vegetables onto the bamboo skewers. Place them on hot grill and when they are hot apply the olive oil mixture on them with the help of pastry brush.

-Turn often and when they are good enough to eat, serve hot.

Outcome:

Tasty and fat free grilled vegetables are ready to serve.

Ayesha's Ktchen

Tips:

-Don’t use skewers for eggplant and potatoes; place them on the grill directly.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily if served with char grilled chicken breast or any other steak.