The Boy and I recently took a drive to Canberra where we visited Poachers Pantry - a winery, restaurant and smoke house. We came home with some smoked chicken breast and a recipe card for an idea of how to cook it. It was also a chance for me to cook with my favourite olives from Limestone Station (sent to me from Broken Hill by my lovely friend Jane).
As soon as I opened the smoked chicken our rent-a-cat Frankie (who we were cat-sitting for a while) came running and perched himself in prime view of the kitchen..waiting waiting waiting for me to drop some chicken onto the floor.
This recipe called for quite a bit of basil which was great as I have tonnes of the stuff that just will not die. It was also fairly quick and easy to cook. Win:Win.
I don't think this is one of my most successful cooking exploits. The sauce was too...wet, so it ended up eating like a soup rather than a pasta sauce dish. I'm also not sure the flavoured smoked chook worked with this dish. Oh well, better luck next time,hey?
You can view more Harvest Monday posts on Daphne's Dandelions blog.