Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Best Recipes: Chicken with Apples


1½ cups quick-cooking rice
2 large onions, thinly sliced
250g snow peas, trimmed
1 large red cooking apple, cored and coarsely chopped, not peeled
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp plain flour
¼ tspn salt
1 cup chicken stock
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ tspn black pepper
2 cups diced cooked chicken
½ cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

1. Cook the rice according to instructions. Transfer to a large bowl, cover with foil, and keep warm.

2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan over moderate high heat for 1 minute. Add the onions and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until they are soft. Add the snow peas and apple and cook, uncovered, stirring now and then, for 2 to 3 minutes or until the apple is golden brown. Add to the rice.

3. Heat the remaining 2 tbsp of oil in the pan for 1 minute. Blend in the curry powder, flour and salt, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the stock and milk and cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened.

4. Mix in the lemon juice, pepper, chicken and rice mixture. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes more - just until steaming hot.

Sprinkle some of the peanuts over each portion.

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Provence Steak Recipes

Want an international flair for your steaks? Try a Provence steak recipe. These are delicious steak recipes that anyone will enjoy if they like meat at all. You will enjoy serving these wonderful dishes to any dinner guests and surprising your in-laws with a real treat.

To create a Provence steak you will need Provence herbs. That is the main ingredient for these delicious steaks. For the first recipe you will need:

4 steaks,
2 teaspoons of fresh cracked black pepper,
2 teaspoons of sea salt, and
2 tablespoons of Provence herbs.
Heat your grill, mix together the pepper, salt and herbs, sprinkle on the steaks. Now, all you do is grill until desired doneness. To top of this meal serve with a nice garden salad.

For fancier Provence steak recipes you should try this one. You will need:

rib steaks,
1 teaspoon of white peppercorns,
4 tablespoons of Provence herbs,
4 tablespoons of olive oil, vegetable oil, or peanut oil,
1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and sea salt.
First you begin by crushing the peppercorns. Then in a large bowl, mix together ½ of the Provence herbs, all of the oil, lemon juice and crushed peppercorns. Place the steaks in the mixture, turning to coat the steaks in the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. The longer the steaks marinate the better the flavor. Before grilling use the remainder of the herbs and spread over the grill. Grill the steaks until desired doneness and season to taste after cooking.

Provence steak recipes are easy to create, just use your favorite steak recipe and add the Provence herbs instead of what you normally use. These herbs are becoming very popular for providing steaks with a unique and awesome flavor that everyone enjoys. You can also add the Provence herbs to your favorite marinade and then baste your steaks while grilling, broiling or baking.

Either way you choose to use these herbs your tastebuds will be very thankful.

Hans Dekker - EzineArticles Expert Author