Monday, February 22, 2010

Weeknight Yumminess...

So, what do you cook for your coming-home-from-work-exhausted dinner if you spent your weekend (when you usually prep such things) making French Onion Soup instead of more practical things? If you're me, you pull out an old classic from your first-ever Donna Hay cookbook, Flavors: Warm Chicken with Lemon Couscous Salad. So easy, and so delicious. You basically just throw a few chicken breasts on the grill along with a couple halved (and zested, if you remember to do so) lemons.
Thin slice some sage leaves, zest a few lemons (ideally the ones you threw on the grill above), and grab a couple tablespoons each of capers and slivered almonds. Get some water/stock boiling in the meantime to make your couscous.
Melt a bit of butter in a skillet over medium heat and dump in everything on that cutting board above (except for the measuring cup of couscous, of course...).
When you start to see some almonds browning a bit and your kitchen smells kind of like heaven,
add the couscous and stir to combine.
Pile some couscous on a plate with a sliced grilled chicken breast and a grilled lemon half, and call it dinner.
So good... So easy... and the perfect way to take advantage of what may be our last day of sunshine for a good long while by making use of the grill... This was made extra-awesome by high-quality, super-delicious chicken breasts from Blood Farm. I've told you about Blood Farm, right? If you live within 50 miles of Groton, you need to make the trip. For reals. You can thank me later...

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