Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Culinary Thursday: Chick-Hen Piccata On A Bed Of Sauteed Spinach and Toasted Pine Nuts

Oh hai furrends, here I am in teh kitchen!  I realized we has not hadded a Culinary Thursday post in quite a long time, so here is what I make'd for dinner tonight - a chick-hen piccata dish over a bed of sauteed spinach and toasted pine nuts.  And I must says, it was deeeeeeeee-lish!

Get your simple seasonings out.  Salt, black pepper, and your favorite complete seasoning.

Use thin-cut chick-hen breasts (we likes Perdue, they comes in a package that says "great for scallopini" cause they is skinny), and sprinkle your seasonings lightly onto each side.  Tip for this dish: do not rinse teh chick-hen when you removes it from teh package, just go right for it!

Plop into a container of flour, cover, and shake!

You will ends up wif a pile of chick-hen looking like this.

Heat olive oil in a pan wif just a touch of minced garlic, and fry away.

 Cook until golden.
Mmmmm, chick-hen pile!

 When all your chick-hen is cooked, set it aside.  Wifout rinsing, fill teh bottom of teh pan wif white wine.  This is called de-glazing.  (Ooooh yes, you is fancy now!)

Squeeze in lemon juice to taste.  (We likes it verreh lemony.)

And grind in some fresh peppers.

Cook on high until verreh reduced, then add in about 3 tablespoons of butter.
It finishes looking like this.  You can strains it if you wants to, but we just leaves it, it's great how it is.

Pour teh sauce out and set aside.  Briefly rinse teh pan now, and dry wif a paper towel.  Get it back onto teh stove on low heat, wif olive oil in teh bottom.  Put your fresh spinach into teh pan, and turn/stir until it is cooked down nice and soft.

In another pan at teh same time, you can toast your pine nuts.

Use a dry pan (that's verreh important) and keep teh heat on low/medium, stirring often to keep teh pine nuts from burning.  You wants them to brown, but not too much.

This looks good to me!

Now, assemble!  Make a bed of teh spinach wif some of your toasted pine nuts over it, a piece of chick-hen on top, teh sauce poured over that, and a few more pine nuts sprinkled over it all as teh crowning glory.

 Nommy, nom, nom!!!
But do not puts yours on a paper plate, MOL.  Looks nicer on a pretteh plate, but my mommeh said "enuff wif teh dirty dishes to wash!!!"  I says it is not MY fault we has no dishwasher.  Isn't that what she is there for?  Sheesh.

A glass of teh same wine you used for teh sauce will make a lovely accompaniment.  Oh mommeh, dinner is readeh...!


  1. I will make my Mommeh make this recipe soon, Attie. Sounds very deelish.

  2. Wow, Attie, you made BOTH me and my human hungry!

  3. You are one good cook!
    Benny & Lily

  4. Attie can we come to your house for dinner?


  5. Mmmmm...That looks so tasty!

  6. That looks quite delish, Attie, as do you in that first photo!!!

    The Chans

  7. I am also going to make this for MY Mommeh! Can you tell me what pine nuts tastes like though?

  8. Attie we love your step by step cooking school!
    That looks delicious!

  9. Ooh, that sounds NOMMY! We are going to make this, too! :)

  10. Attie, that does look good. Mom says she might have to try that ;) yum, heehee
    We also giggled at Audrey stealing the bag! hahahahahaha
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

  11. I wants to nom that food! :)

  12. Oh Attie Cattie my Human is drooling now (and to tell you the troof, she looks pretty awful). That was a very tasty dinner. I hope you and Miss Audrey gotted a plate for yourselves. Mmmmmmm, delishus chick-hen!

  13. THAT LOOKS YUMMY! Now I'm starving and I'm probably gonna end up with McDonalds. :(

    Thanks for visiting! :)

  14. I am so hungry now!!!!!!!!!!!


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