Tuesday, November 22, 2011

new recipes

dinner111911 Saturday's dinner was a trial of two new recipes from "Orange Page's Fuyu ni Oishii kondate"

The first was chicken with a kinoko (mushroom) cream sauce.

Serves: 2

2 thigh pieces of chicken (about 350 grams total)
1 package shimeji, cleaned and separated
1 eringi, sliced thinly
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup skim milk
2 teaspoons grainy mustard
olive oil

Heat oil in pan and cook chicken, skin side down about 5 minutes
Flip and cook another 5 minutes
Remove from pan
Add onion and mushrooms to the pan and saute in the drippings
When almost cooked through, add the mustard and coat everything well
Salt and pepper to taste
Add the milk at the end, cook until just heated through.
Serve with your favorite roll or bread.

NOTES: This was easy and delicious. The original recipe called for cream, but I lightened it up by using skim milk. I think this mushroom cream sauce could be used on other things like fish.

dinner111911 (2) Another dish I made was a lettuce and orange salad.

This recipe came from the same book.

Serves: 2

5 leaves red leaf lettuce, cleaned
1 orange

1.5 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon grainy mustard
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
grinds of pepper

Julienne the lettuce
Using a paring knife separate the orange from the pith
Combine the ingredients for the dressing and whisk
Pour over the salad and toss.

NOTES: this was refreshing. The hardest part was separating the orange from the pith. I threw everything into a ziploc container and shook it to toss.

Even though I used grainy mustard in both dishes, each had different flavors. I made the salad a couple of hours before dinner so that the dressing could soak in. The chicken was pretty easy to put together too.

Satoshi, who doesn't care much for chicken, enjoyed this dish especially the sauce.


KirkK said...

Hi Kat - I think I may try out that recipe since the Missus loves mushrooms.

Deb in Hawaii said...

That mushroom cream sauce looks divine. I have been totally craving mushrooms lately. ;-)

K and S said...

I hope the Missus likes this one Kirk :)

Thanks Deb, I think I would make the sauce again to eat with bread!

Take care you two.

Lizzy said...

Oh, both your chicken and salad sound yummy! My hubby will eat the chicken, but not the mushrooms...I eat his share of those and we're both happy!!

Shen @ JustOneCookbook said...

I am always looking for new healthy dressing recipe and happen to have some white wine vinegar in our pantry. Will give the salad a try!

jalna said...

Ohhh they both look so good. I love mushrooms.

Japan Australia said...

The mushroom cream sauce sounds good and would go well with a nice pasta like fettuccine :)

Japan Australia

K and S said...

more mushrooms for you then Lizzy :)

hope you like this Shen :)

thanks Jalna :)

ooh fettucine, may have to give that a try, J-A!

Take care everyone.

Rowena... said...

I like how you're using eringi lately. They started popping up on the shelves lately and of course I had to try your savory mille feuille the other night...so ono!

K and S said...

ooh glad you liked that millefeuille Rowena :)

Take care.