Weekend menu

 

 

I had it all planned out..

lemon chicken salad, sushi, roasted garlic spread, pink sauce pasta, hot chocolate and dessert…

 

I went to Geant, it took me forever to find a parking spot, went inside.. it was sooooooo crowded. couldn’t find anything I wanted.

what would you do if you were in my shoes?

an hour later, I lost my patience and grabbed a fresh chicken breast and an ostrich egg and went home :). spent all night carving the egg, then making a massive egg dish.. and today, I made the chicken lemon salad for lunch.

I was able to hollow the egg without breaking it, and the salad was a success. but I still want to make the multiple dish day. perhaps weekdays, early mornings when people are either asleep or  working.

let me leave you with the pictures:

 

 

Chicken lemon salad.

 

Ingredients:

  1. chicken dressed with olive oil, salt, black pepper, crushed chili peppers.
  2. cabbage
  3. lettuce
  4. pomegranates

direction:

  1. Butterfly the chicken breast: take the chicken breast and cut it in half horizontally but don’t cut it till the end. leave about 2 cm. open it (like a book) and place it between two sheets of plastic wrap and hammer the hell out of it until its thinly spread but not separated :).. I’m still trying to perfect it. can’t make it thin enough without breaking so I settle with about .5 cm of thickness
  2. dress it with the above ingredients and grill (2-3 minutes each side or depending on how thin it is)
  3. that’s it :), arrange it the way you want to pour the dressing on top

 

 

 

Vanilla Ice cream with crushed lady fingers layered in..Garnished with paprika :)

 

 

 

Hot Chocolate – with Marshmallows rolled in paprika

 

 

 Paprika – my favorite spice. you will be deceived by its appearance… it looks like cayenne pepper, but its sweet and has the most wonderful aroma. its amazing with chocolate, great it salads… try it with popcorn and it will be your next best friend :)

 

 

 

 

Bon Appetit!

Basma.

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5 thoughts on “Weekend menu

  1. loool hradluck on geant! :P it’s usually crowded o now they have sale and cupons it’s pretty busy bs thank you for the effort :)

    yesterday i made the chicken lemon salad though i’m not a fan of lemon bs i liked it o ildressing waaayed 7elw :)
    i’ve added rocket leaves and little sweet chili sauce for the dressing and yummmmmmmmmy ;)

  2. el-chicken lemon salad shakelha 3athab ;p
    I’ll try it 4 next weekend in sha2 Allah ;)

  3. the salad looks delicious !
    never gooo to geant it sucks , kela za7ma and most of the things u want mako kela m5ales !

  4. all this looks sooo delish!!! im hungry;p il try the salad tonite inshala..and popcorn paprikaa? thats a first;)
    tislaaam ediiich…luv the creativity..next time send some over to an old freind,will u?..;p;*

  5. Toasta,

    glad you liked it, where you able to butterfly the chiken? its the best part :)

    sarita,
    you’ll definitely like it :), very light. try it with lettuce only and it will be exactly like nino’s lemon chicken salad :)

    zabo0o6a,
    ur right. the only good thing in it is its location, spices and cream/cheese collection. going there in weekends is a big big mistake!

    Reem,
    thank uuuu <3
    hahah, i’ll count you in next time bas you gotta help me cook :)