21 January 2010

Another recipe

This is such an easy and tasty recipe, I have to share:

Chicken and Leek Pie (a variation of an original Jamie Oliver recipe - he uses wine, sausage, dark meat chicken - and... I don't - plus I add more leeks, carrots and celery and make the sauce a little thicker) -

1 lb diced white meat chicken
couple tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
a couple (I'll use Jamie's word here) knobs of butter
4 leeks (chopped - really washed carefully - can be gritty)
3 carrots (peeled, chopped - big pieces are tasty)
3 stalks of celery (a more fine chop on this)
handful fresh thyme (no stems!)
a few tbsps. flour
cup of milk
cup of water

Olive oil, butter, chicken, leeks, carrots, celery, thyme in pan. Saute for 15 min. on medium heat (let it cook - stir now and then, really). Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle flour - turn up heat - add water and milk - mix it up - taste (everything is fully cooked) - salt and pepper. Cook 30 min.or so on stovetop - give or take - chicken should be tender. Pour into pie dish - cover with ready-made puff pastry - egg wash it - pop in oven for 30 - 45 min. (watch top so it doesn't burn). Good with mashed potatoes. Kids will eat it - lots of veggies.... Great as leftoevers - can make two at a time. Need I say more?

Happy cooking / eating.

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