Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Captain Chicken Cassoulet"

Another 5 star recipe from Good Housekeeping's Light and Healthy Cookbook. I'm not really sure why they named it "Captain Chicken Cassoulet" or what that even means. If I had to come up with a title I think I would call it "I just drooled all over myself while waiting for this to finish cooking Curry Chicken". Seriously the smell alone was to die for. And it tasted pretty darn good too. I really think curry is becoming one of my absolute favorite spices to cook with.

Once again simple ingredients combine to create AMAZING food. This was another pretty simple recipe: chicken thighs, onion, garlic, ginger, red pepper, green apple, raisins, diced tomato, chicken stock, s&p, cumin, and CURRY. 


The whole spread including wine and steamed broccoli:

If I was eating alone I 100% would have licked the plate. I was with my parents however, and like to occasionally pretend to have a little more class. 

As for the wine. My family loves wine, but often we aren't all in the mood for it at the same time, resulting in a bottle being opened, and subsequently going bad before we finish it. Since wine is too delicious to go to waste we've started buying these mini-bottles.

They're perfect! Now they aren't the fanciest or the highest quality, but they are definitely practical. This one was alright, I'm more of a Cab-Sav girl myself so I would have preferred that, but this is what we had in the house. 

It was a great meal overall, and I'm so happy with this cookbook. All 3 recipes I've made so far have been outstanding. Tomorrow night it's back to Cooking Light for what I hope will be equally delicious. We'll have to wait and see : )

1 comment:

Aliza said...

Mm that curry looks great! I've never used apple in any of mine, but it sounds good, I'll have to try it. Also, that is the cutest bottle of wine I've ever seen!!