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Coriander and garlic roasted chicken

coriander and garlic roasted chicken|marmite et ponpon

Coriander is one of my favorite herbs in cooking, especially when it comes to Lebanese food. I adore that peculiar and unique smell plus the taste that adds to the food.

Coriander and garlic chicken is a relish. Doesn’t require efforts or skills, just prepare the marinade and give it time in the oven to obtain this perfect juicy meat and crispy skin.

coriander and garlic roasted chicken |marmite et ponpon

Serving 4-6 people you will need:

  • 12-14 pieces of chicken (could be thighs, drumsticks or breasts)
  • 1kg potatoes cut in medium cubes
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • juice of 2 lemons almost 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

In a food processor blend coriander, garlic, lemon and salt until smooth. Poor it over the chicken, add the olive oil and store in a bag for marination. Keep it in the fridge for an overnight.

coriander & garlic roasted chicken|marmite et ponpon

Take it out of the fridge 30 minutes before baking. Put together with the potato cubes in a baking dish and bake uncovered on the middle rack for an hour on 200°C.

coriander and garlic roasted chicken | marmite et ponpon

coriander and garlic roasted chicken| marmite et ponpon

I guarantee you a perfect juicy chicken and full of flavors. So yummy that’s going to be on your “to cook list”. Is your stomach rumbling? i hope you get the chance to try it.

coriander & garlic roasted chicken |marmite et ponpon

coriander & garlic roasted chicken| marmite et ponpon

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Adas bhamoud (chard and lentil soup)

adas bhamoudAnother traditional Lebanese soup, served also as a main dish due to its powerful ingredients; featuring chard, lentil and potato. A hearty soup, full of iron, protein, fibers and vitamins, suitable for vegetarians and people abstaining from eating meat during the lent period.

Chard health benefits:

Chard is one of the most powerful anti-cancer foods due to its combination of traditional nutrients; chlorophyll, other plant pigments, and soluble fiber.  It is an excellent source of vitamins C, E, and K (is especially beneficial in the maintenance of bone health), carotene. It is also an excellent source of several minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. Chard is also a good source of many other nutrients including vitamin B6, protein, calcium, thiamine, selenium, zinc, niacin, and folic acid.

adas bhamoud 2You will need:

  • chard; leaf and stems (coarsely chopped) about 500g
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 cups medium cubed potatoes
  • 1 big onion finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • juice of 2 lemons or so (your choice to taste)
  • 1.5 -2 liters water

Cook the onion and garlic with the olive oil until tender and fragrant. Add the washed lentils and cover with 1 liter of water. Boil for 10 minutes then add potato and chard with another half liter of water (If you want a more watery soup you can add 1 liter).

When it starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat then add salt and lemon as per your taste.

adas bhamoud 3

My husband doesn’t like lemon too much, unlike me. To please all taste, you can serve lemon aside, so each of you can season individually.

Serve it warm and enjoy one of my favorite soup.

adas bhamoud 4This quantity serves 4-6 plates. If you are pairing it with another food, it will serve even 8 plates. Sahtein!

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Romano and pineapple salad

IMG_4264I heart salads! It’s my staple option at any time of the day. Salads are so versatile, catering to all tastes and satisfying the cravings.

I believe there is no single ingredient from the food pyramid you can’t stir in. Personally i like adding fruits and nuts.

IMG_4250For this fool proof salad you need (yield 2-3 portions):

  • mix green leaf (arugula, red oak, green oak and frisé), 200g
  • handful walnut
  • shaved aged romano cheese, about 50 g
  • 3-4 slices fresh pineapple

You can use any type of green leaf of your choice. If you’re not fan of the sharp and piquant flavor of aged romano cheese, you can replace it with parmesan and it can still do the balance with the pineapple.

For the dressing you need:

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

IMG_4251Isn’t so inviting? Indulge in this healthy and succulent dish and do not hesitate to unleash your creativity to come up with your own signature salad.

Shrimps and exotic fruits salad in pineapple shell

shrimps and exotic fruits saladFruits are food of Gods! This salad is inspired from my trip to Sri Lanka. In a previous post i mentioned all the health benefits of the exotic fruits of Sinhala which really motivated me to create this tempting salad.

shrimps and exotic fruits salad

It has it all;  wholesome, delish and beautifully presented. Imagine this mix of mango, pineapple, papaya, avocado and shrimps!  When you smell its aroma as you take it to your mouth you wish to close your eyes to create a better mental image and involve all your senses.

shrimps and exotic fruits saladSo easy to do and doesn’t involve so much of preparation. To make this salad for two you need:

  • one medium pineapple
  • one medium mango
  • two small avocado
  • half of a papaya
  • 300g shrimps cooked

Divide the pineapple in two halves and empty one of them to use it as a boat for the salad.

shrimps and exotic fruits saladIn a bowl, cut all the fruits in medium cubes then add the shrimps. Mix all with lemon mayo dressing and pour it in the pineapple shell. Eh voila ready to serve!

shrimps and exotic fruits salad

shrimps and exotic fruits saladshrimps and exotic fruits salad

gracious salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

salmon avocado and goat cheese salad

This gracious salad is always a winning choice if you want to treat yourself or your guests. Before even knowing the ingredients, it’s enough to look at the colors blend to open up your appetite and make your mouth water.

I am sure you noticed by now that i am fond of goat cheese. I can pair it with anything, and trust me it’s irresistible with smoked salmon! For this salad you need: ( for 4 people)

  • 200g smoked salmon
  • 2 medium ripe avocado
  • 150g goat cheese
  • wedges of one lemon peeled
  • mix green leafs (arugula, red oak, green oak and frisé)

Lemon mayo dressing goes well with the salmon.

salmon avocado and goat cheese salad