Mediterranean Chicken with Savory Fruit Compote and Vegetable Pearl Couscous and Squash Towers
Tonights meal was all me baby!
No recipes, just a bunch of stuff I needed to get out of the fridge before it spoiled.
I marinated chicken thighs with garlic, capers, olive oil and s/p. We got some Israeli (Pearl) couscous today, so I had to cook that. I sautéed up some garlic, carrots, orange bell peppers, pine nuts, shallots and put aside for the couscous.
I had a savory fruit topping in mind for my chicken. I didn't want a fruit cocktail, sweet taste, so I savory-ed it up! I blended apples, strawberries, tomatoes, plum, garlic and balsamic vinegar. This turned out very well, the chicken thighs were complemented nicely. I have some left, so I'm thinking I might try it on pork.
I used our stovetop cast iron grill and got some nice lines on the thighs. Every time I use this thing, I have to open front/back door to keep the smoke down.
I had some yellow squash hanging out so I made some squash towers.
I got the idea from The Keg.
This meal turned out very well.
Zachary wasn't a big fan of the couscous, but he liked the chicken.
Another flock has been fed!