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western dinner
May 30, 2008, 5:07 pm
Filed under: diary, training and nutrition


I made my first full dinner course today. Caesar salad, fettucine carbonara and roast chicken with olive oil and paprika. Making the pasta was tiring and time-consuming, and the end product was too thickly cut, but the sauce turned out alright. The chicken was tender too, although I should have marinated it more. I need to note these.



Romaine lettuce, anchovies, parmesan cheese, crushed black peppercorns to taste, white bread

Dijon mustard, eggs (2), Worchestershire sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves (2)

1) Finely chop garlic cloves. Mash cloves in mortar, add mustard, eggs, Worchestershire sauce, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix it up, stirring till the sauce is like double cream in texture.

2) Bake cut up cubes of white bread with olive oil till crunchy.

3) Pour sauce over lettuce, add anchovies, cheese, croutons. Toss. Add pepper.



Paprika, cracked black peppercorns, sea salt, olive oil

Rosemary (2 sprigs)

Potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots

1) Mix paprika, pepper, sea salt and olive oil to make chicken rub. Rub chicken with the mixture, stuff rosemary in the cavity of the chicken.

2) Wrap chicken in plastic bag, keep in fridge. Marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best effect. Take out chicken 1/2 an hour before cooking.

3) Cut up potatoes, onions, garlic and carrots, lay them to cover the bottom of the
roasting tray. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables.

4) Place chicken breast-down on top of vegetables. Drizzle with olive oil, rub sea salt and pepper onto chicken. Roast for 45 minutes.

5) Overturn chicken, roast for another 15 minutes.



Pasta, chopped bacon, Parmesan cheese, three eggs, garlic cloves, butter

1) Cook the pasta al dente. Mix finely grated cheese with eggs.

2) Melt butter in pan. Once melted, add bacon with smashed garlic. Cook.

3) Add cooked pasta to the pan. Mix.

4) Remove from fire, add mixture of cheese and eggs. Mix thoroughly. Add pasta water if necessary to achieve desired creamy-ness. Serve.

Sounds easy, but damn hard to do simultaneously. I feel tired. But happy.


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