Not exactly a cook’s dream but hey, it’s in Paris, right? Beggars can’t be choosers. The apartment has a quiet bedroom and wonderful light. And, it’s in Paris. So the less than stellar kitchen (and equipment) I can cope with. When I saw this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was salmon en papillote, I balked a little, I have to admit. Firstly, I don’t eat salmon. Secondly, even though Dorie says this is a great recipe to try with white-fleshed fish, I am only still learning to eat fish and am not that great at preparing it myself. So I, well, chickened out, and bought chicken.
And to be honest (sorry Dorie!) I didn’t follow the (carefully photocopied before I left Canada) recipe. I just took handsful of stuff and threw them on top of the seared chicken breast..
And the result after 25 minutes in the oven?
A wonderful easy dinner to eat as I sit and prepare “exciting” lessons on the present perfect continuous. Not. Also perfect with my FAVOURITE French guilty pleasure…
I mean, if you are going to have something out of a blue box, it might as well be this, right?
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Keep up with me this summer through my Summer 2011 Flickr set. I will be updating this with day to day pictures (read: not all food photos!) fairly regularly so head on over there if you are interested. You never know what or who you might see there, like, you know… Dorie….