Identify the ingrediens....Name the dish....
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I was cleaning out the freezer and pulling fresh veggies from the garden over the weekend. The above pic is one of the results. Believe it or not, the chicken had been in the freezer since Nov. 2007. I did not think it would still be good and planned on throwing it on the grill for the dog. It was absolutely fine... I had the bad habit of buying meat, especially if on sale, and throwing it in the freezer. A great idea if I would have used what I hoarded...Now, with the kids out of the house, buying in quantity is no longer as crucial.
Other than salt and pepper and Olive Oil, there is only one ingredient from the pantry. The rest from the garden. This is my favorite time to cook...I love the colors and the freshness. In hindsight, perhaps I should have posted under that thread.
Note: In fact, if a person with the power reads this, please feel free to move it.
...and the answer is:
Kuan took the easy pickin's, but he didn;t stop there! He put his reputation on the line and risked a couple more ingredients. I love the attitude! His inability to discern partially submerged brocolli stems, however, is heightened by his inabilty to distinguish partially floating brocolli crowns for kale! Still, gotta love the attitude! Thanks for taking the first shot...
shroomgirl, you're making this look too easy...If I didn't know you better (and I don't), I would say that you are showing off. Quite correct!
Also, I really like the summer garden chicken idea. Would it qualify as stew if the chicken were first cooked on the grill? If so, you've named the dish.
I have to confess that I forgot to mention the white wine.
There is one more ingredient that came from the pantry, but would have to be excluded if it were to truly be a summer garden dish. If my skillet were a clock, the ingredient would be located at about the midpoint on an imaginary line running from the center of the clockface to the 7 o'clock symbol on the imaginary dial.
Note: I did bite into a worm. A plump, pastel green bugger. I did not tell my wife or daughter about it! My guess is that it came with the brocolli, which was an afterthought and not rinsed too well. Not much in flavor, but added a creamy texture.
Edited by buckeye_hunter - 9/9/10 at 3:51pm