|Love greets us on a plate! The ending of a kitchen story where hands create!|
Love needs no introduction, it is felt universally, knows no bounds and is a language we all understand ~ blazing through each of us with a pulse so strong and pure ~ it’s other pseudonym, LIFE. Anything that doesn’t nourish or nurture is not LOVE! LOVE is life giving and purifying:-)
Cooking is one of the simplest ways to express love and colours our life with a rainbow of flavours and tastes.
Felt all over the world ~ Arc en ciel ~彩虹 ~ pelangi ~ regenbogen ~ rainbow:-)
When we feel good after a meal, then be sure, that the most sacred of ingredients has been added, LOVE, when the cook skips this out, it’s clear to all.
Do you honestly ever feel good after McDonalds or other fast food?
In contrast, how do you feel after a home cooked meal, prepared by someone you love?
|Sauce marinade gives this dish wings!|
Gravy and sauces are what I call the “jus, jus” of meals, it would be as easy to go without them, though when that little bit of extra time and thought is given to a meal it becomes complete.
This time last year I shared a chicken recipe, "Some of my favourite summer smells" This dish fits into my list of summer favourites ~ light and fragrant ~ with that jewel of an ingredient five spice, it is an aromatic dreamers gold dust, pour in some soy, oyster sauce and honey and we bring poultry to a sticky and delicious taste sensation.
One of my golden rules, and I don't have many ~ add protein to each meal ~ it is the building block for our cells, by doing so we actively support our blood sugar control and like all good nourishment, a feeling of balance will follow:-)
This protein rich dish is a true crowd pleaser and pure in its deliciousness. Serve with soba noodles and edamame beans for a meal to savour.
I hope you enjoy it!
|Memories of nourishment|
Chicken breasts, 4 with skin on
Soy sauce, 2 tbsp
Honey, 2 tbsp
Oyster sauce, 2 tbsp
Lime, juice and zest
Five spice, 1 tsp
Chilli powder, ½ tsp
White pepper, ½ tsp
Sesame oil, 1 tsp
Garlic clove, 3 bashed and roughly chopped
Ginger, 1 tbsp, bashed into a paste
MIX all of the ingredients together in a jug, except the chicken breasts.
CUT each breast into two-pieces, length ways.
PLACE the chicken in a suitable sized dish and pour over marinade.
MASSAGE all the gooey loveliness into the chicken pieces.
LEAVE to marinate for at least 20 minutes, though a couple of hours would be even better.
PRE-HEAT oven to gas 6, 200’c.
TRANSFER chicken pieces onto a lined baking tray – and dispose of the excess sauce.
BAKE for 25 minutes.
SERVE with soba noodles and edamame. Lime pieces and scallions (as my Dad called them:-) spring onions to some, scattered liberally on top make for a colourful addition too.