This month's Paper Chef ingredients were chosen by Janie musingri and I have to admit they did seem quite challenging.
With the random ingredients being Lentils, Green Tea, and Chicken, combined with her fourth ingredient of her own selection: Yams, left me wondering what would all the readers out there create? Well the suspense is over & I can tell you that while its a lower number of entries than usual, four brave competitors took on this challenge.
Pauline's Marinated Green Tea Chicken Leg with Carrot-Lentil Stew and Sweet Potato Gratin.
The recipe is as follows:
Carrot and Lentil stew (serves 2) Ingredients: 3 carrots 2 ounces of french lentils 1 cup of chicken stock 1/2 cup of water with thickener or 2 tbs of flour 1 tbs of ginger syrup 1/2 tbs of paprika powder 1/2 tbs of cinnamon pinch of salt fresh ground pepper or cayenne pepper to taste
Soak lentils overnight in a bowl with water. Boil lentils for 15 minutes in hot water, drain and set aside. Wash carrots, peel them and cut them into slices. Heat a wok pan and add ginger syrup, carrots and lentils. Add spices and mix well. Add 1 cup of chicken stock. Allow to boil for 5 minutes. Add thickener or flour to the wok and stir well. Turn down the fire and keep hot until serving.
Green Tea Marinated Chicken Marinade for 1 chicken leg: 1 cup of green tea 2 tbs of honey juice of half a lemon salt & black pepper
Put the chicken and the marinade in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, then cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 degrees.
Sweet Potato Gratin Ingredients: 500 g sweet potatoes 1 egg 1 clove of garlic 25 ml milk 50 ml cream nutmeg salt ground black pepper butter
Slice the sweet potatoes (peeling beforehand optional)and quickly boil them in a pan with hot water. Mix the egg, garlic, cream and spices into a bowl and add milk while stirring. Mix the sweet potatoes through the mixture and distribute the slices into a buttered oven dish. Place the dish in the centre of the oven and cook for 20 minutes until set.
Ok, Janie from musingri has selected this months's ingredients for the Paper Chef.
To find out what they are head on over to here to see what has been selected - you'll be surprised & the posibilities are endless. If you need to familiarise yourself with the rules, see here. When you have posted your entry on your blog please send in the url to paperchef AT gmail DOT com before (your) midnight Tuesday 13th October (if you don't have your own blog you can send us your entry and we will post it here on the PC blog). If you have any questions please leave a comment or email us.