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what to make my friend for lunch...limited ingredients

danionavenue Nov 3, 2011 05:46 AM

Limited ingredients because i am too lazy to go back to the store. I was going to make chili with cornbread muffins but, she doesn't like chili. She is my "foodie" friend. I have ground beef, frozen chicken breasts or a frozen shrimp ring for meat.... beans, lentils, rice, pasta, flour sugar, red wine, whiskey.... garlic onions tomatoes cucumber, arugula, cheese,, sour cream, canned pumpkin, whole grain sliced bread.... what can I concoct?

  1. inaplasticcup Nov 3, 2011 06:15 AM

    I think I would

    - season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, a little lemon juice if you've got it, and oil
    - roast the tomatoes and onions, then toss them with a little garlic, S&P, some dried herb if you have it (like rosemary, basil, oregano), and a splash of oil
    - sear the breast on both sides for about 3 minutes on medium to med high heat then finish them off in the oven
    - serve the roasted veg over the chicken breast
    - serve an arugula salad on the side dressed with a really simple vinaigrette

    Good luck whatever you choose! :)

    1. Paprikaboy Nov 3, 2011 05:57 AM

      If it was me I would:
      Chop the garlic and dice the onion.
      I would skin the tomatoes and dice these.
      Sweat off the onions and garlic .
      Add some red wine and boil off the alcohol.
      Add the tomatoes and then lentils.
      Fry for 1 minute and add water and cook.

      I would then poach the chicken.
      Serve with the sour cream.

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