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‘Savoury and Effortless’


Welcome back to my little ‘Secret Kitchen Corner’…that’s not a secret anymore:)

Today I have something really simple and delicious for you!

…a tasty side dish that you can prepare without any effort and which can accompany anything from red meat to fish or even on its own, whenever you have a craving for comfort food.

Harmonica Baked Potato
Harmonica Baked Potato

I’ve found this recipe in one of my close friends recipe book and I just loved it…there is many ways to do it, I choose to take it to another level to intensify the taste!

Looks simple but it tastes absolutely amazing:)

Ingredients: 1 potato/person with skin on, 2 tbs olive oil, rosemary, 1 clove of garlic, oregano, salt, white pepper, butter. The quantities shown here are for one large potato!

Method: Cut the potato as shown in the picture very gently keeping the bottom as a whole ( resembling to a harmonica ). Heat up the olive oil, add the rosemary, oregano, crushed garlic and white pepper. Use a wooden spoon to mix it for a few seconds until the olive oil is infused with the herbs.

It only takes a few seconds…make sure you do not burn the herbs:)

Preheat the oven.

Place the harmonica shaped potatoes on a baking paper and then transfer them to a baking tray.

Pour over the herb infused olive oil and bake in the oven for 1 hour. They are ready when they start to turn golden; if you have left some olive oil, you can brush them during baking, if you see they are turning too dry.

Once you’ve removed them from the oven, sprinkle sea salt for taste and cut thin slices of butter and place them between the layers…this will melt in seconds and soften the potato.

Serve immediately next to a beautiful steak…stuffed chicken breast…oven baked fish…or just on its own with some tasty cheese on top:)

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Bon appetit!

Your Girl with the Apron,

Julia

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‘Tasty cuisine’


Welcome back to my secret Kitchen Corner…where I prepare delicious recipes just for you:)

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Today I will share with you one of my all time favourite…Chicken breast stuffed with coriander cream cheese on a bed of mushroom sauce.

I love cooking this dish because it has so many flavours and fresh herbs which makes it an absolute pleasure to all your senses:)

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Ingredients: One chicken breast/person, parma ham, cream cheese, fresh coriander finely chopped, salt, pepper, rosemary and oregano, double cream, 300 g mushroom, fresh salad leaves, plum tomatoes, radish, lemon juice.

Method: Pre-heat the oven.

For the chicken breast, prepare the stuffing first by mixing the cream chess and coriander, I usually put 2 table spoons of cream cheese/ chicken breast. Cut the chicken breast on the side half way through and stuff it with the cheese paste, wrap each breast in 2 slices of parma ham.

I never put salt or pepper on the chicken, because the parma ham it’s already salty and the stuffing carries so much flavour.

Before placing the chicken in the oven I usually seal it for a couple of minutes in a non-stick hot pan with a bit of fresh rosemary and oregano.

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Once the parma ham is slightly crispy, place the chicken in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, preferably covered.

You can now start to prepare your mushroom sauce.

Use the same pan for the sauce, in which you’ve sealed the chicken breast, it will still have some flavour and all the herbs you’ve previously used. Add a bit of oil, place the chopped mushrooms, salt and pepper and sweat them for about 5-7 minutes.

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Just before removing it pour in the cream, for 300 g of mushroom you will need around 150 ml of cream.

The quantities can be changed according to the number of diners:)

Let it simmer over very low heat for about one minute…and you are ready.

To accompany this dish I prepared a light salad with plum tomatoes, radish and fresh salad leaves with a drizzle of lemon juice.

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Serving suggestion:

Place the mushroom sauce first, cut the chicken breast in slices and arrange them on the bed of sauce. Create a beautiful effect with the fresh colourful salad on the side:)

I love cooking and baking as you probably already know but mostly I enjoy sharing everything I know with all of you in the hopes that you might discover something new that you’ve never tasted before:)

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Today my Blogging 101 assignment was – Identify Your Audience,  publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.

So , here it is, one of my topics for my blog is delicious food…Julia’s little secret kitchen corner…that is not a secret anymore:))) I hope I captured your attention and I hope you will give my recipes a try and maybe share your thoughts about them!

My new-to-me element…my herb garden…this was the first time I’ve shared a recipe with ingredients that I actually have very close to me:)

Bon appetit:)

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Your Girl with an Apron,

Julia

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