Tuesday, June 18, 2013
First Birthday of this Blog Today and Catalan Chicken with Chickpeas to Celebrate!
I love cooking and entertaining but it has become more difficult to post as often as I still go back to the old favourites that I have posted before, what the blog has done is to make me attempt new dishes and try new things more often, and I have made a great many friends in the food blogging and twitter world.
One of my great highlights of the year was to have Nigel Slater actually reading some posts and rather liking them. Surreal.
I added just a touch more butter and added finely chopped Onion Garlic about two cloves and finely diced celery and Carrot and sweated them off gently for about 20 minutes
Now add about a pint of chicken stock let it simmer...I made in a mortar and pestle a very simple Picada, I dry fried some almonds added them to my mortar and pestle along with a garlic clove some rock salt and a touch of Lemon juice and drop of olive oil and crushed them into a paste which I added to the pot and stirred in.
It helps thicken the sauce and gives a lovely depth of flavour
Serve on a plate with freshly chopped Parsley and season to taste Delicious only would be better I think with Quail!