All posts tagged: thyme

Amazing Chicken Maryland with tomato, thyme, garlic, and eschallots

The combination of these classic ingredients cooked slowly in the oven creates a succulent chicken dish that is healthy and full of flavour. Of course, I can’t resist adding some chilli for a bit of a kick but it is just as lovely without. You can also add large cubes of potato which absorb the juices as they cook. (You might need to add a bit more stock during the cooking if you use potatoes.) Served with a simple green salad and some crunchy bread to mop up the juices, “amazing chicken”, as our family calls it, is a great staple for weeknight dinners or as a main dish for casual lunches. Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 1hr-1.5hrs Ingredients: 4 chicken marylands or 6 chicken thigh fillets 6 cloves of garlic 1 large tomato cut in large chunks 2 red chillies sliced in half(optional) 8 eschallots Half a bunch of thyme, leaves stripped off stalks Salt and crushed black pepper 1/2 cup chicken stock or water 1/2 cup dry white wine 3-4 tablespoons Olive …

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Pulled pork with garlic, thyme and chilli

This is a delicious, healthy meal that is easy to prepare but needs slow cooking over 4.5-5 hours. Once it’s done it is great with salad and flatbreads with some tsatziki (yoghurt and cucumber) or Indian style roasted eggplant with yoghurt. Fresh mint is also good friends with this pork dish. Great for lunch leftovers. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 4.5-5 hours Ingredients 750g-1kg piece pork neck 5 cloves garlic Handful thyme leaves 2 sprigs rosemary 2 red chillies 1 lemon 4 bay leaves Method Heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius Smash together garlic, thyme, chilli and rosemary with juice of half the lemon until a paste forms Pierce pork all over with a knife to create small pockets Rub marinade well into pork Put pork with cut up pieces of remaining lemon half and bay leaves into an ovenproof dish and cover tightly with foil Put in oven for 20 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 140 degrees Celsius and roast for 4.5 hours Remove foil, increase oven temperature back to 200 degrees …

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