Thursday, 12 February 2009

Chicken and peppercorns

I had chicken, I wanted spice and heat, I wanted to use my new chopstick set (£2 in Hong Kong). So I did a chicken-y modification of the green peppercorn tofu recipe, dredging my chunks of chicken thigh fillet in cornflour before frying it really hard in a small amount of olive oil.

The chicken came out of the pan while I made the peppercorn sauce, then went back in to heat through, with some par-cooked tenderstem broccoli. Unfortunately we were out of fresh or grated ginger, so I used a knob of stem ginger cut into slivers, and left out the muscovado sugar, counting on the sweetness from the ginger to balance it out. And it did.

13 comments:

SSS said...

Gorgeous!

kat said...

looks quick & tasty

Natashya said...

Sounds wonderful! I love your placemats too, beautiful.

Heather said...

mmmm. that sounds so delicious!

Jacki said...

Looks delish! How were the chopsticks?

Foodycat said...

Thanks SSS - I think this will be on high rotation at our house for a while.

Kat - it was very tasty, and pretty quick. The chicken needs quite a while to crisp up, but you can prepare all your other stuff while it is cooking.

Natashya - aren't they pretty? £2 for the whole set!

Heather - thanks!

Jacki - the chopsticks were very good. Wood, no splinters, nice shape, good length.

12th Man Training Table said...

Nice photo work. I have a darkish kitchen but my pix come out flat. Yours, on the other hand, are quite lovely.

Heather said...

That sounds amazing. I always crave this kind of food - the only thing that could possibly make it better would be copious amounts of noodles.

Foodycat said...

12th man - thanks! My photography is a bit touch-and-go usually.

Heather - I think rice would be better. The sauce would ooze through rice perfectly, but might not coat noodles properly.

Dee said...

The chicken sounds good. Did the chopsticks come with the cases? Beautiful.

I could've sworn I saw a Pilu in Noosa, but we were being hurried on and I was really hungry so i must have been imagining things :)

The Cat's Mother said...

I do like the sound of the chicken & green peppercorns. Very tasty.

I think there was a Pilu in Noosaville - now closed - no connection to the one at Freshwater, Sydney.

Sam said...

This sounds tasty but I would never manage this with chopsticks!

Foodycat said...

Dee - yup - 2 pairs of chopsticks in cases, napkins and placemats came as a set.

Mother - you should try it. I am sure you'd both love it. It has a real bite but the sweet, salty flavour is somehow similar to your Balinese pork.

Sam - all the bits are big; very easy with chopsticks!

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