For The Chicken:
2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 4
2 tablespoons flour (all purpose or plain)
2 tablespoons finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
For The Sauce:
Light spray of cooking oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons butter (or oil)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1¼ cup chicken broth (stock)
½ cup milk (full fat or 2% — or use reduced fat cream or heavy cream)
⅓ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons capers (plus 2 tablespoons extra to garnish)
1 teaspoon cornstarch (cornflour) mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice — juice of 1 lemon (adjust to your tastes)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
Lightly spray pan/skillet with a light coating of cooking oil spray and heat over medium-high heat. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and Parmesan cheese. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in the flour mixture; shake off excess and set aside.
Heat the 1 tablespoon of oil and 2 teaspoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter has melted and pan is hot. Fry the chicken until golden on each side and cooked through and no longer pink (about 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken). Transfer onto a warm plate.
Add the garlic to the oil in the pan (spray with a light coating of oil if needed) and fry until fragrant (about 1 minute). Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the broth and milk (or cream). Bring the sauce to a boil; season with salt and pepper to your taste; add in the Parmesan cheese and capers and allow sauce to simmer for about 2 minutes until thicker. (If the sauce is too runny for your liking, add the cornstarch/water mixture into the center of the pan and mix through fast to combine into the sauce. It will begin to thicken immediately).
Pour in the lemon juice, allow to simmer for a further minute to combine. Add the chicken back into the pan to serve, or serve over steamed vegetables, zucchini noodles or cooked pasta with the sauce. Top with extra capers to garnish, lemon slices and parsley.
1 (16 ounce) package frozen phyllo dough, thawed
1 1/4 cups butter (no substitutes), melted
1 pound finely chopped walnuts
1 (12 ounce) package miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Layer eight sheets of phyllo dough in pan, brushing each with butter. In a bowl, combine nuts, chocolate chips, sugar, cinnamon and lemon peel. Sprinkle 2 cups over top layer of phyllo.
Layer and brush four sheets of dough with butter. Top with 2 more cups nut mixture. Layer and brush four more sheets of dough with butter; top with remaining nut mixture. Top with the remaining dough, brushing each sheet with butter. Drizzle any remaining butter over top.
Using a sharp knife, cut baklava into 1-1/2-in. diamonds. Bake at 325 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine the syrup ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Pour over warm baklava. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and large diced
1 tsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp butter
¼ cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp flour
½ cup light brown sugar + 2 Tbsp reserved
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
12 large biscuits (I used canned but not flaky layers)
⅔ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350°
Grease a large (10″) cast iron skillet with butter, set aside.
Put diced apples into a medium sauce pan and sprinkle with lemon juice, stirring to coat. Add in 3 Tbsp butter and heavy cream. Set aside.
In a bowl whisk together flour, ½ cup light brown sugar, cinnamon and ¼ tsp salt. Add this to apples and stir to coat. Heat mixture over medium low heat until apples soften and a thick sauce is created, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place biscuits in pan, completely covering bottom and overlapping slightly, if need be.
Pour apple mixture evenly o top of biscuits and sprinkle with reserved 2 Tbsp pf light brown sugar.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.
Mix powdered sugar and heavy cream in a small bowl until smooth and drizzle on top of biscuits.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 large fennel bulb, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1 1/4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 6 wedges
2 cups chopped peeled turnips
4 carrots, cut in half lengthwise and then into 3-inch sticks
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup frozen baby peas
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Fresh cilantro sprigs
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add turmeric, cumin, and paprika; cook, stirring, until the spices begin to foam.
Add cilantro, parsley, garlic, and tomatoes; cook, stirring until they’re well blended. Add fennel, potatoes, turnips, carrots, and broth. Then reduce heat to medium. Cover tightly and cook until the potatoes and carrots are tender (about 30 minutes).
Add peas and cook until they are thoroughly heated. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
Transfer the mixture to a tagine pot or platter. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.