Shelby and I sat at the dining room table (in her new home) for an entire morning. She peeling garlic, me shucking chili pepper seeds, all the while laughing about whether making homemade Chili Crisp Oil would be worth it in the end.
Let me just say this about that. I don’t think I’ve ever delivered so much flavor with so little effort. When I got home from work I assembled everything I needed, put the broth and seasoning on to simmer, all in about 5 minutes. I did also pop our beef filet into the freezer, which later helped with getting a nice thin slice.
I separated this Tandoori Spice Blend from the Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower post because it’s so versatile it’s worth a post of it’s own. I can see myself using this in various dishes and thankfully the recipe made enough to for us and to share with Shelby.
I made scrumptious Pistachio-Chai muffins yesterday afternoon. I sat down at my computer this morning, muffin by my side, to write about them. I didn’t get two sentences in before I was stuck. How do I describe the flavor of Chai Tea? I love it. I’ve had it many times since Shelby first introduced it to me several years ago. I know there’s cinnamon, I think there may be ginger and clove, but it’s depth of flavor is far more than that.
To quote Jamie Oliver, Chicken in Milk is “a slightly odd, but really fantastic combination that must be tried.”
A couple years ago we began what’s now a weekly ritual of cooking a whole chicken. Not only do we enjoy a mouth-watering chicken dinner each week, but we then turn bones into broth, and broth into amazing soups and stews. It was B who first discovered Chicken in Milk by Jamie Oliver. In an attempt to change it up each week (Ooo I like that…the “Chicken Change Up”) he began to read endless websites searching for new and interesting whole chicken recipes. There are a ton of them to try….but none that got our attention quite like this Chicken in Milk recipe.