Today has been another slaughter Sunday. I didn’t sleep too well last night as I had a series of anxiety dreams about missing deadlines; I scalded my leg when boiling water soaked my jeans; I cut the palm of my hand quite deeply while butchering the chickens; my puppy has been very naughty; and it would have been my Dad’s birthday today, if he hadn’t have died. All in all, not the best day.
The dish above was however, very tasty. I have been looking at a recipe for chicken kiev on Conor Bofin‘s blog for some time and on Wednesday I finally made it. I used two naked neck chicken breasts and they were suitably large. Despite reading the recipe many times I still forgot the lemon juice and garlic in the butter. I would give a recipe here, but I want to go and sit by the fire and have a glass of wine and worry that my cut hand is infected by chicken excrement and will fall off.
So how about as a compromise you go and check out Conor’s blog One man’s meat for the recipe, but I promise next time I make it (and I will make it again as it is pretty easy and delicious) I will remember the lemon juice and garlic.
N.B. we had it with home grown carrots and mashed squash – got to work our way through the squash mountain. I reckon we have to eat at least two a week.
N.B. All the squash don’t even feature in this photo, we still had more butternuts to collect!
N.B. the hot water is used to dip the chickens in before plucking, it makes it easier, but if you have a big chicken and a small pot full of water you would be best to remember Archimedes and the bath water story, if you don’t want a scalded leg.