i love to cook! it makes me happy, it's my release, it's a quiet time for me to think and create...
i truly feel that chefs are artists in their own way, just like a painter, photographer, or musician. not that i am at all comparing myself to a chef, but cooking is something i so enjoy doing. so from time to time i'm going to blog about recipes i like and dishes i have recently made. so here's the first one...
chicken piccata with artichokes
(recipe for 2, but easily doubled)
2 boneless chicken breasts, thawed
1/4 cup bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1/2 package of organic spagetti
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 bottle of quartered, marinated artichokes
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. dried parsley, or one handful fresh
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly beat the egg and put on plate. Mix bread crumbs, s & p, and put on another plate. Coat chicken breast first in egg, then bread crumb mixture. Bake in glass pan for 30 minutes. While chicken is cooking, boil water for spagetti and cook according to directions. In large saute pan, add artichokes in their juice, olive oil, garlic salt, parsley, lemon juice, and the zest. Heat up and simmer. When spagetti is cooked, transfer to directly to saute pan and coat with sauce. Dish spagetti and sauce into pasta bowl, top with chicken breast and plenty of fresh parmesan.
"Food Chain" by Eric Hutchinson http://www.ilike.com/artist/Eric+Hutchinson/track/Food+Chain