All posts tagged: chicken

Honey, Soy and Lime Marinade

This is a marinade I’ve made easily five or six times already this summer with either chicken or prawns. For both, you want to leave the meat in for at least a few hours but preferably overnight before cooking. When marinade has done its marinating, fully cook the chicken or prawns in a frying pan or wok before adding the reserved marinade and whacking the heat up until you’re left with a thick and sticky sauce. For 2 chicken breasts or around 200g prawns Juice of 1 lime2 tbsps soy sauce2 tbsps honey4-5 garlic cloves (finely chopped)1 red chilli (finely chopped)Splash of fish sauce (if you have it, it’s not essential) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, add the chicken or prawns and cover with cling film. Leave in the fridge for a few hours or overnight if you’ve got time.

The Easter Feast

The best thing about an extended weekend is having enough time to cook big. So, for my first day of Easter cooking, I went for more dishes than can fit on our dinner table at once. The focaccia I made the night before tasted like something out of a deli frequented by the cast of Made In Chelsea with some balsamic and olive oil, set on the table with olives, sundried tomatoes and all kindsa cured meats. What better way to warm up for a huge meal? Of the dishes pictured in the image at the top of this post, you can find the recipe for the fritters here and the coleslaw here. Chicken, Pomegranate & Cous Cous Salad Serves 5 (with adequate leftovers) 1 cooked chicken breast 250g cous cous 300ml boiling water 1 pomegranate’s worth of seeds 250g feta Dressing of your choice (chilli oil, honey, lime and salt is a dream – shake it up in a jar) Follow the pack instructions for making the magic happen with your cous cous, mine required being immersed …

River Cottage Canteen & Deli

This weekend I was in North Devon for a wedding. If by some miraculous coincidence you happen to live in that part of the country and are on the hunt for a wedding venue, take a look at Tunnels Beaches, it’s one of the most beautiful places I ever did see. My Mum and I are not the kind of girls to take a trip all the way along to the West Country without making some noteworthy pitstops, and luckily for us, Axminster (the home of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage Canteen & Deli) is on the route home. We’d seen the place on TV (probably Countryfile) and thought it looked beautiful, unsurprisingly it more than lived up to high expectations.. It’s gorgeous, light and spacious. The service was quick and very friendly and the food indescribable in its deliciousness. Everything was organic, locally sourced and put together by some kind of culinary genius. I had a Marinated Chicken Salad that brought a whole new meaning to the word marinated, if I could get my hands …