If you were one of those kids who loved playing with their dinner–organizing peas and carrots into tidy little rows, for instance– you will enjoy making Chicken Roulade. If you are an adult who appreciates a deliciously elegant presentation with minimal budgetary stress, you will also enjoy making this dish. It’s easier than you’d think, especially broken into quick, easy, make-ahead steps.
Roulade originates from the French word “rouler” meaning “to roll”. I, personally, enjoy this dish as I love saying the word, which rolls with such aplomb from my mouth…rouuulade!
I recommend chilling the roulades 2-6 hours prior to dusting them in flour and cooking, especially if using goat cheese. Chilling the filling has the effect of “glueing” the components together, keeping random leakage at a minimum. Entertaining, as well, is so much easier if you can get most of your prep work completed in advance. Angel hair pasta, tossed with basil pesto, would be a savory accompaniment.
Best freebie dip in town? Zingerman’s samples of bread with truffle-infused olive oil tops my list. This year, however, I’m wary of samples, quite sure I contracted last year’s hideous virus from a different, yet similar, dunk. Fearful of flu-infested double-dippers contaminating the culinary landscape, I chunked down the change to purchase the truffle-infused salt, … Full recipe post »
Greetings and good wishes for 2014! Last Thursday our band of revelers headed to the country for an old-fashioned family Christmas hosted by Shirley and Stuart at their charming farmhouse. The guest of honor was one large turkey sacrificed the day before for the feast, then smoked outdoors on a Big Green Egg (any smoker … Full recipe post »
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