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Tastes like┬áchicken

Posted by chris on Jul 3rd, 2009 7 comments

Pan roasted chicken, Carrot mashed potatoes, Asparagus, Sherry Vinegar and Marsala Sauce

  • Pan-roasted chicken with sherry vinegar & marsala wine sauce
  • Carrot mashed potatoes with fresh chives
  • Asparagus with crushed garlic & olive oil

The past few weeks I’ve been traveling and moving around. I just set up shop in a new place in Oakland, next to Lake Merritt & Piedmont. So this is the first meal I’ve cooked in a long while. Luckily, I had the help of my friend, Brian.

I asked Brian to drop a whole chicken in a large bowl of salt water to brine it. Well, I misjudged the capacity of the bowl and the water (or “salmonella water” as Brian would call it) spilled onto our counter (or “salmonella counter” as Brian would call it) soaking a roll of paper towels (or “salmonella paper towels”) and his clothes (or “salmonella clothes” as Brian would call it).

He showered, changed clothes and did everything short of calling for a government Hazmat team to come sanitize the kitchen.

Everything else went smoothly and the mashed potatoes have been dubbed by Brian, “The best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had… That I can remember.” So unless he’s had mashed potatoes that were so tasty that it caused memory loss, I think that’s a good review.

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Pan-seared poultry & peas. Prepared promptly.

Posted by chris on May 28th, 2009 2 comments

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  • All-natural, free-range chicken. Pan-seared. Olive oil, paprika, salt & pepper. (Complicated, isn’t it?)
  • Organic petite peas, nitrate-free pancetta, shallots.
  • Drizzled olive oil.
  • No butter.