I’ve put together a couple of dishes that my family loves. They are all easy to prepare. As you are aware, I’m no photographer but thought I’d throw in some photos to give you an idea how they look when I make them.
- 1 kg chicken thigh fillets (fat removed)
- ½ cup virgin olive oil
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup honey
Blend the olive oil, soy sauce and honey in a container. Add the chicken, coat and let marinate for a couple of hours. You might need more marinade if you don’t feel the chicken is coated sufficiently. There are many variations to this simple recipe. Feel free to add garlic and ginger.
I cook these on the BBQ (we have a Weber which is sensational). Not too high heat as the honey can make them burn.
- Mixed salad leaves
- Red Capsicum
- Good quality dried cranberries
- Seeds from Pomegranate
- Cherry Tomatoes (cut in half)
- Goats Cheese (if your family likes it) it makes the salad creamy and delicious
- Walnuts or Pine Nuts (roasted) – See hint below
Toss, throw on some dressing (if I don’t have my home made one I’ve been using Paul Newmans Classic dressing) or some flavoured Virgin Olive Oil eg. Lemon Myrtle or Lime Infused
- Rocket leaves
- Roasted walnuts
- Parmesan cheese
- Really good quality lemon or lime infused virgin olive oil (from delicatessen)
It’s really important to gently roasts the walnuts in a pan on the stove-top. They don’t taste nearly as nice if done in the oven (in fact I think they taste awful). Also grab a block of parmesan cheese and peel slices off with your vegetable peeler. Toss all together and enjoy.
I cook potatoes that have been cut in half (or baby potatoes) until soft. Throw some virgin olive oil in a roasting pan, place potatoes skin side up and then press down with potato masher. Throw some more oil on top then sprinkle with Roast Vegetable Sprinkle (Masterfoods). Bake in pre-heated 200º oven for 30 minutes or until they have browned.
I sometimes throw some asparagus and corn on the BBQ. Let me know if you make them or if you have any questions.
Love Chris xx