Sunday, September 13, 2009

Curry-ing Chicken Favour

Curried Orange Chicken
Parmesan Onions
Potatoes Hannah
French Bread
Pineapple Perfect

Curried Orange Chicken

1 cup orange marmalade
1 tbsp curry powder
1 chicken, cut up

In medium bowl, combine marmalade, curry powder, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 cup water. Place chicken pieces, skin side up, in buttered baking dish. Spoon marmalade mixture over chicken. Bake, uncovered in 350F oven for 45-60 minutes, spooning sauce over chicken several times during baking. If sauce begins to stick to bottom or pan, add an additional 1/4 cup water. When tender, remove chicken from sauce. Skim fat from sauce and serve sauce over chicken.
Serves 4

Notes: I just swirled a little olive oil in the bottom of the pan before baking instead of butter. I used 6 chicken quarters I found on sale.

Fabulous. Juicy. Delicious.

Parmesan Onions

2 large sweet Spanish onions
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Peel and chop onions. In saucepan, cook in butter over low heat until onions are tender but not brown. Turn onions into small shallow casserole and sprinkle with cheese. Put under broiler only long enough to melt cheese or put casserole in 350F oven just until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

Notes: I followed this recipe exactly.

I thought it was quite tasty. Hal wasn't so keen. That's okay, because I can freeze it to use on hot dogs, hamburgs, etc.

Potatoes Hannah

6 medium potatoes
1/2 cup melted butter

Peel and slice potatoes very thinly. Immediately toss slices in melted butter, coating all over so they won't turn brown. Arrange buttered slices in layers of overlapping circles in generously greased shallow casserole, salting and peppering each layer. Bake in 350F oven for 45 minutes.

Notes: Sprinkled top layer with some paprika.

Delicious. Simple.


Pineapple Perfect
1 cup dairy sour cream
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp. finely copped candied ginger
2 cups pineapple chunks, drained

In bowl, combine sour cream, honey and candied ginger. Spoon chilled pineapple chunks into 4 individual dessert dishes and top with sauce.

Notes: I used crystallized ginger. Is that the same as candied ginger?

I loved it. Hal says he doesn't like pineapple except on Hawaiian pizza so he didn't even try it. It was smooth and sweet and tangy. Cameron doesn't like pineapple but he posed so I could get a cute photo of the dessert.

All in all, a delicious meal in just an hour. Instead of French bread, I served baguette, goat cheese and bruschetta (all store bought).

To serve supper at 5 pm:
4:00 pm Prepare chicken and put in oven; prepare dessert and put in fridge
4:15 pm Prepare potatoes and put in oven
4:40 pm Cook onions
4:55 pm Put onions in casserole, add cheese and melt in oven.

Le dîner est servi . . .

1 comment:

  1. The pineapple dessert was lovely, especially if you like yogurt! I am going to try this one but use 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 whip cream because I like it a bit sweeter! Great job Pam!

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