Old favourite zinged up….

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Old favourite zinged up....

Having been away for so long over the summer, I tend to revisit old favourites for supper in the first few weeks – dishes I have missed. So, tonight it was chicken thighs with lemon – but this time I slit each thigh and inserted several slithers of gorgeous garlic. Then I rubbed them all over with lemon juice and then a dash of olive oil before finishing off with sprinkles of dried red chilli flakes. Into the oven on 200c for 40 minutes whilst I prepared some home made chips. I accompanied this with the jus from the chicken – stunning flavours – plus some sexily smooth spinach wilted in hot butter in a wok with rock salt and black pepper.

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It was good – very good – and reminded me how simple dishes are usually the best. Just remember to baste the chicken thighs once during coking and do not add use too much olive oil. I par boiled my chips first for 5 minutes, then popped them in a tray of preheated vegetable oil for 40 minutes too. And several glasses of Pinotage were happy companions. A great end to a fabulous sunny day in our garden. Oh…and I managed to find time to pick another kilo of blackberries…… so more crumble tomorrow!

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7 thoughts on “Old favourite zinged up….

  1. Hey Keith, do me a favour? Please take some time to pickle some blackberries since you have so many and let me know how it goes. We don’t get too many blackberries here but apparently it’s all the rage in some of the restaurants about town.

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    • Wow..pickled blackberries! Never heard of that – not sure why you would do that! Will look into it though. I usually fast freeze and surplus for jam making in the Autumn/Winter months.

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      • yeah, I’m not sure either. But people are going mad for it here. Jam sounds much nicer.
        I think I’ll make a batch of peach (maybe with ginger) and some rhubarb (definitely with ginger!)

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