Sunday, January 4, 2009

recipe sunday no. 3 | chicken scallopine with saffron cream sauce

Okay, well the next post from KC will not be entirely food related, as it's Recipe Sunday, and my turn!
This Sunday I chose 2 recipes from my new Giada's Kitchen cookbook, a Christmas present from Mama G:


Chicken Scallopine with Saffron Cream Sauce
Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust

Both winners, hooray! (I made a pasta dish from the same book earlier this week that was an epic fail, so I was hoping these would be drastically better.)

I was a little hesitant on the saffron, a) because I had never tasted it, much less cooked with it, and b) because it was almost $15 for a tiny jar (yipe!). KC & I stood in the spice aisle at Kroger for a few minutes debating: picking it up, putting it down. Finally we decided to go for it. The recipe only calls for a few threads and it's supposed to keep for a good while as long as it's sealed tightly. I'm really glad we took the risk because it was really fantastic flavor, and we'll definitely be using saffron again.

Chicken Scallopine with Saffron Cream Sauce

Broiled Zucchini and Potatoes with Parmesan Crust

Showing off  my sweet new knife skills (thanks Chef Matarese) in my sweet new apron (thanks Mama H).

Oh, and in case you've ever wondered, cooking classes through Whole Foods are the jam. Salud!

1 comment:

Mama H said...

Awesome! Sounds wonderful!!!