Sendil Kumar
Last Updated: 30th September 2012

A great combination of flavour and texture

Grilled-Spicy-Bean-Chicken

Few things can beat the experience of tasting tender chicken breasts with spicy sauce and mashed potatoes with the latter balancing the saltiness of the beans very well. This is a simple dish with readily available ingredients. The sauce lends its own special taste and flavour to this recipe while the mashed potatoes add extra bite.

Spicy Bean Chicken Steak

Ingredients Quantity
Vegetable oil 1 tbsp
Skinless chicken breast steak 1 no.
Seasoning salt 1 tsp
Spicy bean sauce 1/2 tsp
Minced garlic 2 tsp
Soy sauce 1 tsp

Method

  1. Marinate chicken steak in a marinade of your choice for 10 mins.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes, then add the garlic, 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon of spicy bean sauce. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink and until the juices run clear.
  3. Place the chicken in the griller and close it for two minutes to get the grill mark over the steak

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potato

Ingredients Quantity
Russet Potatoes 3 ½ lbs
Kosher Salt 2 tbsp
Half and half 16 fluid oz (2 cups)
Seasoning salt 1 tsp
Garlic crushed 6 cloves
Grated parmesan 6 oz

Method

  1. Peel and dice potatoes, making sure all are relatively the same size. Place in a large saucepan, add  salt and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce heat to maintain a rolling boil. Cook until potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork.
  2. Heat the half-and-half and garlic in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat until it simmers. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Remove the potatoes from the heat and drain off the water. Mash and add the garlic-cream mixture and Parmesan; stir to combine. Let stand for 5 minutes so that mixture thickens and then serve.

Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients Quantity
Finely chopped medium sized brown onion 1 nos
Garlic crushed 1 clove
Dry red wine ½ cup
Beef stock 1 cup
Butter 30 gms

Method

  1. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add garlic. Cook and stirr for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  2. Add wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Add stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened. Season with pepper.

This is a perfect dish to go with rice for either lunch or dinner. Savour the experience

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Sendil Kumar
A voracious reader and a pondering writer, he is a magician who pulls out your dose of humor from the hat.

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