zondag 24 oktober 2010

Joyeux Anniversaire / Happy Birthday Dorie!!! - Curried Chicken with Pepper and Peas en Papilotte

Today is the birthday of Dorie Greenspan, the author of Baking: From My Home To Yours and Around My French Table (plus lots of other great cookbooks). Baking: From My Home To Yours inspired Laurie of slush to set up the amazing group Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD), followed byFrench Fridays with Dorie (FFwD)

Holly of Phe.MOM.enon (one of the members of both groups) and Laurie came up with the idea of celebrating Dorie's birthday by creating our version of the 'perfect menu' from Dorie's new bookAround My French Table by choosing a few people who have been with TWD for a long time and joined FFwD.

There are 9 sections in Around My French Table and every blogger chose a section to pick a recipe from. The sections are:
1. Nibbles & hor d'oeuvres
2. Soups
3. Salads, starters, and small plates
4. Chicken and duck
5. Beef, veal, pork, and lamb
6. Fish and shellfish
7. Vegetables and grains
8. Desserts

I was very much tempted to pick something from Desserts, but instead I chose the section Chicken and duck and picked Curried Chicken with Pepper and Peas en Papilotte on page 221 of Around My French Table. This dish was perfect for me as it requires very little preparation and it's extremely easy to put together: you slice up some chicken thighs, a red onion and a pepper, add some peas and curry, salt and pepper to the mix. Cut some parchment into 4 pieces and divide the chicken mix over the 4 pieces. Fold them closed and bake in the oven untill the chicken tests done. Serve with rice.

I'm not going to post the entire recipe, I want to urge you to go ahead and buy Around My French Table: you won't regret it as it's filled with lovely French recipes that are easy to make at home! I loved the flavour, although I might add just a little bit more curry or use a spicier variety next time. Unfortunately I can't show you how it turns out as I accidentally erased all the pictures from my camera before uploading them to my computer :S

Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag Dorie! (translation: Happy Birthday Dorie!)
Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes and cookbooks you have written, they are truly amazing!

Thank you Holly and Lauri for organizing this virtual birthday dinner! Are you curious about the other recipes that were made or do you want to know what other bloggers participated in this virtual birthday dinner? Go check out the roundup over at Phe.MOM.enon!!!

14 opmerkingen:

natalia zei

Ciao Marthe ! What I love of this book is that in no time you can make wonderful dishes ! And I'm sure your recipe came out great !

Di zei

That sounds great, Marthe! En Papilotte is such a neat way to cook. Sorry to hear about the pictures. =(

slush zei

So glad you joined in on the birthday fun, Marthe! xo

Cristine zei

Sorry about the pictures! I can't wait to try this recipe!

AmyRuth zei

I am so happy to hear that this is a easy recipe. Sounds delish and sharable. Good for you. This was a very fun birthday party!

Jaime zei

i agree, it was hard not to pick a dessert...but i also figured i needed to branch out instead of making dessert all the time like we do for TWD. this one sounds great and i'll have to try it

Nancy/n.o.e zei

To match your experience, I erased my notes about my recipe. Luckily I could remember enough to write the post. I've made the curried chicken dish and I actually tripled the curry powder. It was yummy, right?

Mary zei

That sounds lovely..the last time I tried en papilotte, I had smoke and had to call the fire department..hopefully this time I will be luckier or more skillful in the kitchen!

Kayte zei

Yum...great choice.

dorie zei

Thank you Marthe for helping to make my birthday so delicious. What a surprise! What a day!

Katrina zei

That does sound like a great dish, can't wait to try it sometime.
Bummer about your photos. I hate when that happens!

Indie.Tea zei

How lovely to pick a non-dessert for DG. The recipe must be divine...

Jess zei

That dish sounds so delicious, I don't need a picture! What a great selection - I can't wait to try it.

Kayte zei

Okay, I like this one! Can't wait to make this one. I missed out on the BD celebration...oops, maybe next year.