Penne with sun-dried tomato cream sauce is fast enough for a weeknight dinner but fancy enough for a special dinner for two. It’s rich and creamy and loaded with flavour. You can even make it a vegetarian dish by just leaving out the chicken.
Portuguese grilled chicken done well is an absolute delight. Done poorly – well, it sucks. When its good, it’s lemony, spicy and a bit salty. Dripping with grilled chicken goodness. That’s what you’re after here.
I think it’s funny that restaurant style chicken tikka masala isn’t an Indian dish at all. It was invented in the UK some time in the early 1970s. The best story around this dish is that it was invented in Glasgow when a bus driver complained that his curry wasn’t saucy enough. The chef, who was eating tomato soup at the time, tossed some of his soup back in the curry and the rest is history.
Chicken tinga tacos are a great alternative to carnitas or carne asada. It’s way easier to make as well. Takes way less time. Delicious though. Definitely tasty.
New Mexican red pork chili, or carne adovada, is slow food. It’s good food. Do it right and it’s great food. Tons of chile and roasted onion flavour. Big, big tastes. And the best part? Use cheaper cuts of pork. Shoulder or country style ribs work well. Expensive parts dry out. This is a braise. You wouldn’t make stew with beef tenderloin. Pork is no different.
Roast turkey with chipotle gravy is a great twist on your holiday bird. It keeps the great traditional turkey flavour but kicks it up. Into seriously tasty territory. And it’s fast enough to make on a weeknight. Turkey Tuesdays. It could happen…