May 8, 2003

Yogurtlu Basti

With the leftover ribs taken care of, yesterday I decided that now it was time to take care of the leftover yogurt. My friend Michael was coming by for dinner, and he's pretty open to culinary experiments and my first attempt at a new recipe, so I pulled out my copy of The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, figuring they'd have something that would use up more of the yogurt (something just not commonly used in my house.....yet). They had quite a few recipes actually, but I settled on Yogurtlu Basti AKA Chicken with Spiced Yogurt. Of course there were a couple of unexpected adjustments....

Yogurtlu Basti Recipe (according to the book)

A Turkish dish... Serves 4

2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
1 tsp ground cardamom (or crushed seeds)
1 1/2 inches fresh gingerroot, grated
1 large onion, chopped
2 TBSP olive oil
a 3 1/2 pound chicken, cut into quarters
salt and pepper
1/4 cup blanched almonds, toasted and chopped

My first attempt at buying almonds (at the local IGA) didn't work out, so I went off to the Highland Market (a more upscale place). I'd looked up various methods for blanching almonds and discovered that the reason was mostly to get the skins off. I remembered seeing slivered almonds in the baking aisles, and, sure enough, they were pre-blanched. That was a time saver. During the cooking, I quickly discovered that toasting them in a non-stick frying pan works much better than the oven. I had one other slight upset. I keep minced ginger in a jar in the 'fridge, much like minced garlic. I guess it must have been a while since I used it because there was an entire space-faring civilization of not-ginger growing in the jar. To put it succinctly: "ew." So, I decided to use ground ginger instead. Also, since I was only cooking for two, I didn't want to fuss with a whole chicken, so I used boneless chicken breasts. Here's how I cooked it. And I quite liked it too!

Adjusted Recipe

1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground ginger
1 small onion, chopped
2 TBSP olive oil
1 boneless chicken breast (split)
salt and pepper
1/4 cup blanched almonds, toasted and chopped

In a bowl, mix the yogurt with the cardamom and ginger and let them infuse while you cook the chicken.

In a large skillet, fry the onion in the oil until soft. Add the chicken pieces and saute until the onions are golden and the chicken pieces lightly browned. Add salt and pepper and 3/4 cup water (the original recipe actually calls for a cup but with the smaller amount of meat, it took too long to cook down) and cook over low heat -- 12 minutes for breast meat, 20 minutes for dark -- until the chicken is very tender and the sauce reduced, turning the chicken pieces over and adding a little water if it becomes too dry.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the yogurt. Serve sprinkled with almonds.

Posted by Jennifer at May 8, 2003 9:54 AM
Comments

It ended up being quite delicious, with the chicken nice and tender, and the yogurt sauce just lightly spiced. The toasted almonds are a pretty essential part of the overall flavor too, adding a nice nuttiness and a interesting texture to the dish. Leaving them out would be a definite mistake.

Posted by: Michael at May 10, 2003 9:37 AM

Jackets surely are a great connected with keeping the cold out in the cold times winters. Might also worn in the summers by most people just because of the cool look they feature. The Moncler jackets have been been very famous when we talk by the fashion business. Both men and girls seem to get totally obsessed with the bran due towards comfortable jackets it provides. They are very stylish and hip hop sort of jackets which may make you stand out in an average person. You would get noticed wherever a person go just because of the jacket a lot fewer be wearing.If you need to enjoy the happiness in moncler world, you certainly turn to moncler outlet and hunt down whatever style suits and defines you must. Fashion may change over the years but your statements develop a mark on people. Doudoune Moncler in order to keep warm in the harshest with the winter winds and when you wear a Moncler product, you will definitely become just one of the Moncler buffs.The form of ski jacket depends on the material and also an use in order to the fashions. Down is an honest choice, when it can offer you warm, areas to take more is light enough reduce the clothes shape. On cheap moncler , you can find this material easily. You'll be able to choose a parka offers a removable inner lining and a shell. Ought to the feather closest towards skin and grows from the quill but does never the hard quill shaft of the outer down.A number of smaller outlets are manufacturing jackets much like those of Moncler, revealing stamp of Moncler's authority in industry industry. However, to be number one inch the output of winter garments, the goods need pertaining to being attractive, well-designed and of finest materials. moncler jackets are all of these and are water-proof. May remain transfixed, even when viewed from the distance. Anyone can show off the uniqueness of one's personality by trying something pleasant and striking.With this excellent success, company was chosen to be one of the official suppliers of in france they ski franchise. The ski team loved their products and used them well at 1972 and pursuing winter Olympics. They also gave advice towards manufacturers, with regard to producing Moncler jacket that's more flexibility and thin. This kind of lightweight jackets is still available as of late.In blue and red hat and also the arm thick stripes of red entice people's awareness to the breasts which has virtually the magnitude of elongated hip and legs. Cape wind field show models wearing bicycle circling the scene to your audience resulted in a deep notion.If you want to buy Moncler outlet jackets for all of your family many come on now.

Posted by: http://www.damianocunego.it/stivali/ugg-in-pelle.html at January 7, 2015 3:02 PM
Post a comment









Remember personal info?