Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Paper Chef #45 Winner

The Paper Chef #45 has been chosen!
Head on over to 
musingri where Janie has selected the winning entry.

If you're keen, start thinking of suggestions of ingredients for next month's Paper Chef Challenge & participate! It's fun!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Round Up for Paper Chef #45

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.

So in no particular order we have:
First up, a non-blogger, Pauline with her
Marinated Green Tea Chicken Leg

Next there is Dale from Home On The Range with a Lentil Naan filled with Chai Spiced Tofu and Surna Koot. My apologies to Dale for initially posting the wrong recipe!

We also have Mary from The Constant Craver with what she calls an un-named dish. Although it is a very creative recipe I have to say!

Then rounding off our entries is Mike from
Spikey Mikeys with his Green Tea marinated Chicken with with Lentils & Sweet Potato (or Yam) crisps

So who's recipe will reign supreme in this month's Paper Chef? Stay turned for Janie to select the winner next week.
Meantime read the recipes and select your personal favourite with:

Peoples Choice - Paper Chef #45
Pauline's Marinated Green Tea Chicken Leg
Dale's Lentil Naan filled with Chai Spiced Tofu and Surna Koot
Mary's Un-Named Dish
Mike's Green Tea marinated Chicken with Lentils & Sweet Potato (or Yam) crisps
Free polls from

Paper Chef #45 Entry:

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)
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
500 g sweet potatoes
1 egg
1 clove of garlic
25 ml milk
50 ml cream
ground black pepper

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.


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Paper Chef #45 Ingredients

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.

Your time starts now! Have fun!