Ground chicken nighmare. Please send in immediate troops.
- mamachef Jan 16, 2011 12:09 PM
We unpacked the grocies. I'd seen Mr. toss somthing into the freezer, fast and kinda sneaky. I just figured he spent too much on one partiular cut of mean and I wasn't into the almost-poitive fight that would've ensued. Imagine my suprise, two lbs of ground chicken frozen >
Well yay him!! I do know that it's a versatile flavor and that it will work with any recipe calling for ground meat. That's the good part; the bad part is I don't like that stuff. Here's what I've got on hand; we're at a stalemate 'cause I'm pissed now , the game is on Nobody's going to the store
Pastas/Any kind, dressed
Vidalia onion confit
Thai Green curry sauce
any spice you could name
my condolences, I don't like chicken at all, but ...... I'd try the green curry paste and the onion confit, rice cooked with any herb or more green curry, add some peanuts or cashews and any frozen vegs you might have... and I'd even add the pears at the end (just made a great green curry with mangoes and green apples). Maybe serve it with buttermilk cornbread? I realize this sounds like mixing lots of stuff but I've done far worse and it came out OK.
OR: order pizza delivered and tell him to deal with the chicken when his family comes over.....
Ground chicken certainly isn't my favourite, either, but it's what you have to work with! So, I would make homemade ravioli stuffed with chicken mousse (using a bit of your buttermilk) served with a saffron cream sauce or simple browned butter sauce. Great with your onion confit. As ground chicken is bland perhaps add some green cardamom and mahleb in the filling would be delicious.
re: chef chicklet
As Chicklet stated you have the ingredients for Thai Laab. The most common form of Laab uses ground chicken, Dried crushed chiles, mint lemon grass(maybe you have maybe not), Vietnamese fish sauce, green thai curry sauce lettuce to roll up the cooked mixture, like a Tamale corn husk wrapper, only diff. is eat the whole thing.
Hey, it's in the freezer, right? It's not like the clock is ticking while you wait for inspiration to strike.
I've heard good things about the Mar-a-Lago turkey burger. Bet that would work.
But I'd go with laab, as chef chicklet suggested. Match it up with some sweet rice and a green papaya salad (easy peasy if you buy the green papaya already shredded at the Asian market) and you've got yourself a fine meal!
Eating well is the best revenge...
No, I didn't say it was frozen; I said he tossed it in the freezer whereupon I retrieved it to see what I was going to do with the two pounds of ground round I'd asked him to bring home. So yeah, the clock was ticking a little inasmuch as we were both absolutely done for the day after an out of town weekend necessitated by a medical emergency. Thanks for the Mara-a-Lago idea; another good one.