Come Dine With Us

Hello everyone!

Hope 2015 has got off to a great start; we wish you the very best of the year.

Still in the festive mood, we invited our friends over for dinner on Saturday night. They were such lovely dinner guest as there were no leftovers in their plates nor in our pots.

The Menu:

– Smoked salad for the starter (I need to give that salad a rest, I’ve made it so many times in the last one month)

– Chicken alfredo for the main course

– Greek yoghurt and berries for dessert

Lemon, cucumber and mint infused water…so refreshing!
Our “one nation” salad…lol.
Our lovely guests, Tanwa & Femi
Mrs. K on the left. Where’s Mr. K? He was taking the pictures.
Chicken Alfredo (recipe below)
Blackberries, raspberries and Greek yoghurt. We don’t have martini glasses so we had to make do with wine glasses
Something new we learned: honey and yoghurt

The yoghurt was rather sharp, Mr. K likes it but I usually struggle with it on the first spoon and then ease into it; our guests were not in the mood for that kind of suffering, so they asked for honey, Mr. K and I tried it and it was sooo amazing.

Femi and Tanwa were such good company and since Femi likes to cook, we hope to have him share some recipes on this blog in the future.

By the way, we found out that quite a number of people have toyed with the idea of a Nigerian “Come Dine With Me” as we also have done for a while now, we think it will be a great idea…anyone else up for it? We can find producers and sponsors and maybe even get Dave Lamb to narrate as well (he’s hilarious).

Here’s the Chicken Alfredo recipe. I’m so bad at measurements and things like that but Mr. K has just bought a scale, so I hope I can give precise measurements soon.

For 4 people, you’ll need:

  • Pasta ( I used half a pack of Barilla Fusilli, so that’s about 250gms)
  • Chicken breast or any boneless chicken parts (as much as you would like)
  • Onions (1 bulb)
  • Butter (2 table spoons)
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Vegetable / olive oil (1 table spoon)
  • Cooking cream (600ml) (I use the Emborg ones and they come in 200ml and 1 liter packs. You can find them at Goodies and Spar)
  • Parmesan cheese (about 50gms)

The method:

  1. Cook the pasta and then drain.
  2. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  3. Heat vegetable / olive oil in a pan over medium heat; add the chicken, grate in some garlic, add salt and crushed black pepper. Cook until it’s no longer pink in the center for about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Melt butter in another frying pan over medium heat, add diced onions and grate in a bit of garlic. Fry for about 3 minutes until onions begin to brown slightly. Stir in the cooking cream and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Add grated Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, crushed black pepper and salt. Continue to cook until cheese is melted, which should take about 1 minute.
  5. Stir pasta and chicken into cream sauce. Simmer until heated through for about 2 minutes.

You can also substitute the chicken for sea food.

Enjoy!

Mr. + Mrs. K

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