Hello - I'm a bit behind because my job has me out of town but I will be updating with more recipes very soon. Thank you for your patience.

Weekly Sustenence Chef (2/28/2009)

UPDATE: I'm just two weeks behind now (If you count this week). Hang in there!

UPDATE #2 - Life has gotten busy but I will return post a family emergency. Back to the hosptial! 4/28/2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meal: Chicken and Asparagus in White Wine Sauce

Chicken and Asparagus in White Wine Sauce: I have substituted salmon in this dish on occasion but just omitted pounding and dredging it in flour.

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle chicken breasts evenly with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add wine, broth, and garlic to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 minutes. Add asparagus; cover and cook 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and juice. Serve asparagus and sauce with chicken.

Cookinglight October 2007

Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Simple, garlicky potatoes. If you prefer not to have the potato skins, peel before boiling.

2 large baking potatoes, quartered
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup skim milk
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Fill a small pot with cold water , add the potatoes and bring it up to a boil. Reduce to a low boil and allow to cook for about 20 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. When cooked, pour off water. In the same pot, mash potatoes with a potato masher (you can use a hand mixer if you prefer a smoother consistency). Add in butter, milk, garlic, salt and pepper. Continue to mash in seasonings. Add in additional salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

No comments: