Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pollo e Funghi

Lean chicken pieces, spring onions, freshly sliced mushrooms cooked with grated parmesan cream sauce …..

I use one pan for this dish to get all the flavors and if you go through other recipes, they call for boiled chicken. I think boiled chicken is just too bland, so I marinate my chicken in aromatic spices and stir fry it before putting it into the cream sauce.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 350 gms pasta (penne, any)
  • 300 mL fresh full cream
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese + some extra to garnish
  • 4 tbspns chopped spring onion to garnish
  • 100 gms butter
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach

FOR CHICKEN

  • 1 chicken breast cut into thin slices
  • Some salt and pepper to season
  • ½ tspn onion powder
  • ½ tspn garlic powder
  • ½ tspn paprika

Procedure:

-Boil pasta to al dente.

-Marinade chicken for 30 minutes. Melt butter in a pan and stir fry marinated chicken until its cooked but not too dark.

-Take it out and in the same pan, in the same chicken flavoured butter fry mushrooms and take them out with the chicken.

-Now melt some more butter in the same pan and add cream. Let it cook on low heat for 2 minutes and then add parmesan cheese. When the sauce begins to thicken add stir fried chicken, mushrooms and baby spinach. Mix and add boiled pasta.

-Mix & toss.

-Dish out and garnish with some spring onion and parmesan cheese.

-Serve hot.

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Smoked Salmon Pizza

My favourite pizza when I go to La Porchetta …..

I like the aromatic taste of smoked salmon combined with salty capers and red onion on cheese pizza base………

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • One pizza base
  • 100 gms smoked salmon
  • 3 tbspns marinated caper berries
  • 1 cup freshly sliced mozzarella
  • 1 red onion cut into thick rings
  • 3 tbspns authentic classic pure tomato pizza sauce (no herbs or garlic added)
  • 1 tbspn olive oil (to brush on the sides of the crust)

Procedure:

-Prepare the pizza base on the baking pizza tray.

-Brush the edges with olive oil and spread the tomato paste on the base.

-Put some mozzarella cheese and bake for 20 mins or until the top is bubbly and golden brown in a preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius).

-Take out and put smoked salmon slices, capers and red onions on it and serve.