Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge - T is for Tarragon poached chicken

Tarragon poached chicken on the barbecue
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/The host of an event we did at the beginning
of this month had initially wanted a barbecue but then changed her mind to a more dinner party style event inside due to the english weather, but still wanted the tarragon poached chicken that we have done for a few barbecues since we created it 2 years ago, so we served it bistro style inside instead.
I was cooking elsewhere that night so didn't get the final dish, but this is how they were put together...

Free range corn fed chicken supremes batted out flat and filled with chicken mousse and chopped tarragon.Then they're rolled, tied and poached in chicken stock with herbs, spice, lemon

Maybe they looked something like this chicken balmoral dish we did for an irish theme party last year.

"I am surprised in your choice of music" said my dad as we were making these at 11pm on a Friday night. YES! I've waited all my life to hear this! Most people get this reaction from their parents in their teens but I was more into Grieg, Handel, Bach, Byrd, Purcell etc then. These days that hasn't changed but it's joined on the music shelf with French jazz, trashy 90's pop, 50's doo-wop, obscure Scandinavian sounds, a bit of Bjork, the minimalist composers (big fan), a bit of rock (great to get you going in the morning), electro punk, a bit of Brazilian samba and my current obsession with Jewish music.  The list could go on. There is the occasional youtube skrillex session for old times sake for instan. 
As we were making these there was a bit of country music going on - gets you going when you're tired but there's still loads of work to do. There's quality in everything I say - it's a shame so many people have narrow listening habits.....






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