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.
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Fantasize fillet mignon enrobed in a buttery bordelaise sauce, snuggled up to truffled mashed potatoes, followed by a triple chocolate torte decorated with candy hearts for Valentine’s Day. Romantic,yes? Wouldn’t a meal such as this light the fire for an evening d’amour with my hubby? Not unless said romantic evening means staggering from the table, … Full recipe post »
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Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
home kitchen - persnickety customers, petulant children and piles of dirty dishes
lie in my wake. And the dinnerFeeds - well - they
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Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado)
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