Turkey Barley Soup

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried: December 14, 2012
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 10 minutes prep time + 1 hour simmering time

Shows how far behind I am in getting some of these posted. Here I am sweating in July while posting a recipe I tried in Christmas holidays.

In the appropriate season it is a very enjoyable, comforting soup. A perfect winter lunch. And a great way to use scraps of leftover turkey after Christmas. So tuck it away to use then.

 

Turkey Barley Soup

Turkey Barley Soup

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Hot Chicken Stew

Source: The Recipe of Love
Made: December 18, 2013
Yield: 6-8 servings
Time to make: 2½ to 3 hours.

A note to myself from the first occasion on which I made this recipe says “3 hours to make but worth it!”  Now that I have tried it again, I am still of the same opinion.  If you are a fan of hot, spicy dishes, this is one of the best.  If you are not try Mild Chicken Stew instead.

The basic procedure is:
Marinate the chicken (45 minutes)
Make the sauce (30 minutes)
Add chicken and braise (25 minutes)
Add first round of spices and continue to braise (20 minutes)
Add second round of spices and continue to braise (15 minutes)
Turn off heat, add eggs and let sit for 20 minutes before serving.

Best accompaniment for this dish is lots of injera and a green salad on the side.

Before beginning, check that you have some of the special Ethiopian condiments on hand such as spiced onion, spiced butter, berbere mix and garlic and ginger mix.

Hot Chicken Stew

Hot Chicken Stew

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Creamed Chicken

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Made: October 5, 2013
Yield: 6 servings
Time to make: 15 minutes.

So easy, so versatile and so much better tasting than canned chicken soup.  Serve this over toast, crackers, rice, pasta or cornbread or in patty shells as miniature chicken pies. Feel free to add or change vegetables e.g. mushrooms instead of green pepper. Try adding celery or peas. Experiment with different spices and herbs as well.

Creamed Chicken

Creamed Chicken

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Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Source: Simply in Season
Made July 18, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time to prepare: 20-30 minutes

The basic procedure consists of four steps, all quick:

  • Make dressing
  • Grill chicken using a few tablespoons of dressing as a marinade
  • Chop or slice vegetables and toss with greens
  • Complete assembly of salad with chicken, dressing and toppings.

A great summer meal in itself.

 

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

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