wayfarer in the kitchen

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Chicken Tortilla Soup

SO yummy!

I made a big batch but me and the lady down the street ate it all up before i took a picture. Egads.

Here's the scrumptious recipe:

Take some leftover roasted chicken (this is what i use my chicken breasts for because i don't like the meat plain). If you cook the chicken for this recipe, make sure it's on the bone and not boneless breasts and just cook it up however. The bones help keep moisture in and it tastes much more succulent.

Okay, here goes:

A couple of chicken breasts, meat picked off into bite size pieces
3 very large juicy tomatos
1 large onion
cloves garlic (i do 2 small ones)
chili powder
chili sauce (tobasco or whatever kind you use)
sour cream

You can also add black beans, corn...rice, whatever you like.

Saute the onions until they get clear. Add the crushed/chopped garlic and cook another minute. Add in the tomato's. Cook until the tomato's cook down to a sauce. Add 3 cups of chicken stock. Add a teaspoon of cumin and chili powder. Add a little cayenne pepper too (1/2 teaspoon or so) and some dhuniya (1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon) and also a couple drops of chili sauce (like tabasco...). Add the chicken. Let simmer for a while and let the spices mingle. Add roughly chopped cilantro leaves and juice from a lime and simmer a little while longer.

When it's done (30 minutes to an hour...an hour is better), spoon into bowls and crumble (in big pieces) the tortilla chips (i like the blue ones), sprinkle with cheddar cheese, put some diced avocado and a dallop of sour cream and enjoy!

I love love love this soup. It's been my favorite soup for so many years.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Blackberry cobbler or tart...

Blackberry cobbler or tart...
Originally uploaded by wayfarer.
Don't know what to call this. I just whipped it together to use up some fresh blackberries. Turned out absolutely great. I don't know what i forget what i put in there though.

Late lunch or early dinner

Late lunch or Early Dinner
Originally uploaded by wayfarer.
Roasted chicken, creamy risotto, new potatos with garlic and dill, brussells sprouts.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Originally uploaded by wayfarer.
Take some leftover chicken and pick it off the bone (must be off the bone or it will be too dry). Mix it with some bbq sauce and let it sit a while in the fridge soaking up the flavor).

Make your pizza dough. Whatever recipe you like.

Roll it to your preferred size. Smear bbq sauce over the dough. Sprinkle mozarella cheese over it then add the chicken and add some more mozarella. Top it off with chopped red onions and chopped jalapenos.


My 30 Minute Meal - Italian

Originally uploaded by wayfarer.
Quick Chicken Parmesan

Take a chicken breast and pound it flat with whatever you have (i cover the chicken with seran wrap and whack it with a rolling pin), sprinkle it with salt and pepper, dunk it in egg wash (eggs whipped with a tad bit of water) and then dunk it in italian bread crumbs. Fry it up in butter. Add tomato sauce and mozarella and cover. Cook for ten minutes or so.

Fried ravioli. Just fry the ravioli in olive oil.

Fried polenta with parmesan cheese.

Tomato, mozarella, basil sprinkled with salt, pepper and olive oil.

Half a flan

Half a flan
Originally uploaded by wayfarer.
Caramel flan...or what's left of it.

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