I’ve had this “classic” cookbook for ages, though I have hardly cooked any dishes from it. I usually only look at the baking recipes, and maybe desserts. So I decided to take a closer look and found loads of recipes worth trying!
Last night I decided to give these 3 recipes a try:
- turmeric chicken with sour cream
- baked potatoes with cheese and spinach
And I am so glad I did! It was a delicious meal! I never follow recipes to a tee. But here’s what I did:
The chicken was easy enough: marinade for 30 minutes in the fridge in 1 tsp each of turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom and coriander (all ground), juice from 1 lemon and 1 tbsp of grated fresh ginger. Fry it in some olive oil, and when cooked, remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Add about 200 ml sour cream and cook until it thickens a bit, then add salt and pepper to taste. Return chicken to pan and cook 2 minutes. Ready to serve!
The chicken came out tender, juicy and the sauce was thick. Not sure it would suit rice, but maybe it could work with elbow macaroni or orzo.
For the potatoes, I baked 2 potatoes for one and a half hours. Then I sliced them in the middle, removed the meat and mixed it with about 4 cups of fresh spinach, which I had sauteed with half an onion in olive oil, about 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper. I returned the mix to the potato skin shells, sprinkled with some cheese and baked 15 minutes. Delicious and pretty!
The succotash recipe will follow shortly!