Saturday, April 24, 2010

Homemade Chicken Meat Pate

This is great if you like pate and you want to make it yourself to make sure what's in it, or make it low fat, or just use leftover chicken meat.

300 gr chicken cooked meat (boiled, steamed, baked... doesn't matter just it has to be only meat without skin)
1 tablespoon of butter (if it's chicken breast meat you can add 1 tbs more)
1-2 tablespoon tomato puree (or ketchup will do)
2 cloves garlic
if you like you can add 1 tablespoon of brandy for aroma
salt, pepper

First melt the butter. In a blender or food processor add the meat, butter, garlic, tomato puree and blend until smooth. If it's too thick add more tomato puree or just little water or chicken stock or olive oil.
Blend it until very smooth. Season with salt and pepper by your liking. Add some herbs by your taste like dried thyme, parsley etc. You can put it in airtight container and it will last couple of days in the fridge.
And there you have it, easy homemade pate:-)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Creamy Green Pea Soup

An excellent comfort food for those rainy spring days.

300 gr green peas
500 gr water + 2 cubes boullion (or chicken, or vegetable stock)
1 large onion finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
parsley finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
100 gr heavy cream
salt, pepper

In a medium pot melt the butter and saute the onions until translucent.
Add the garlic and the green peas and cook for 5 minutes.(If the peas are frozen, cook them for 3 minutes longer). After everything is softened a little bit, add the water and when the water is hot dissolve the bouillon cubes (or just add the stock).
Cook everything for 10-15 minutes until the peas are soft, but not mushy. Now this part is optional: you can roughly smash the peas with a mush potatoes tool for more textured soup, blend the half with blender for soup with whole peas, or like me blend everything until very smooth. After blending for your liking, add the heavy cream and the parsley (you can use other spices also like thyme, mint...). Garnish with croutons, parsley or whatever you like.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Happy Easter!!!

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