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Paprika Chicken

July 22, 2008

A simple dinner, quickly prepared and very tasty with a glass of red…

serves four:
2 red capsicum
800g chicken breast, cut in stripes
1 tbsp tomato purée
1 red onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, pressed through a garlic press
1 hot chili, cut in thin stripes
2 dl white wine
2 dl chicken stock
1 bunch continental parsley, cut

Quarter the capsicum, remove the interior and boil in water until soft. In the meantime cut the chicken breast in slices and fry in some butter. Put the chicken aside and add paprika, salt and pepper. Use the same pan to fry the diced onion and the garlic. Add the tomato purée and fry until its colour gets darker (not too dark, otherwise it develops a bitter taste). (more…)


Pumpkin Soup with Smoked Salmon

July 5, 2008

I just got up from dinner. Just something quick tonight, but still giving me the feeling of having had a tasty meal. Just to mention this before even getting started with the recipe: the combination of pumpkin soup and smoked salmon might sound a bit odd, but try it and judge afterwards. I came across pumpkin soup with smoked trout fillets in a great restaurant back home in Switzerland, and after initial doubts I enjoyed a wonderful meal! The substitution with smoked salmon works well too. The soup is also tasty without fish if you don’t like this thought at all.

Gordon Ramsay’s recipes at the Good Food and Wine Show in Sydney

June 27, 2008

I mentioned the show of Gordon Ramsay at the Good Food and Wine Show last weekend only briefly. The three course dinner he cooked in 30 minutes looked just too tasty as not to try it, and I gave it a go yesterday night. My recipes are certainly not exactly the same as I was working from memory. I can tell you though that the soup was marvelous, and so was the lamb. The pecorino in the salad gives this extra touch, and the mingled tastes of the balsamic sauce, the lemon, the onion etc go really well together. D’Arenbergs Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier 200X went well with the dish and added its part to a great dinner. The desert is awaiting judgment, we had eaten enough after the main and decided to postpone it to the weekend. I nevertheless add the recipe as I remember it, but beware, I did not try it yet…with these ingredients not much can go wrong though.