Friday, 17 February 2012

Seductive Supper

In Scandalous Lady, the hero tries by many ways to persuade the heroine into agreeing with his plan. His first method is to woo her with an exotic feast. Chief among the tempting dishes is Circassian chicken.

Would it tempt you? [ but go easy on the red pepper to start with !]

                                       Circassian Chicken /  Cerkez Tavugu

[Chicken with walnut sauce]

Chicken                            1 medium size [1 - 1 1/2 kg ]
Walnuts (halves)                3 cups
Bread (stale)                     5 thin slices
Garlic                                4 cloves
Salt                                   2 teaspoons
Black pepper                    1 teaspoon
Chicken broth                   2 ½ cups
Olive oil                            2 teaspoons
Red pepper                       ½ teaspoon

Instructions for 6 servings

Simmer chicken in water for 35 minutes or until tender; drain. Reserve broth. Bone chicken. Remove skin.
Cut or tear into 5-6 cm (2-2 ½ inch) long and 1-1 ½ cm (1/2-3/4 inch) thick strips.
Arrange in a serving dish. Set aside.

Combine walnuts, bread slices (soaked and squeezed dry) and garlic; mix well.
Place into blender or a food processor. Process until well blended. Add salt, black pepper and chicken broth gradually blending thoroughly until it gets medium white sauce consistency.
Pour over chicken. Heat the oil and stir in red pepper. Remove from heat and sprinkle over walnut sauce.

Serve at room temperature.