Chicken Marsala Fettuccine

Minoo shared a pasta recipe in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.

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The flour-coated pounded chicken breast  halves are braised in a mixture of Marsala wine, butter, olive oil, mushroom and oregano.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded to 1/4-inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

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The key of this recipe is the Marsala wine.

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Marsala wine is produced from the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily. It is a dry, sweet wine.

Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Greek Yogurt Cake

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen ended the Greek theme meal with a Greek Yogurt Cake.

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The Greek Yogurt Cake is moist and a great dessert to end a meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup any flavour yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • powdered sugar for dusting

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Source: this recipe is adapted from AnItalian in my Kitchen

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Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes) in line with the Greek theme menu.

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Fakes (pronounced “Fah-kehs”) is a staple in the Greek kitchen. It is a filling meal. It is traditionally served with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of vinegar. Though the vinegar is of course optional, it lifts the lentils and adds another dimension of flavor.

Brown lentil is a good source of iron.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces brown lentils
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 pinch crushed dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon organic chicken bullion (optional)

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Moussaka

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a Greek theme meal.

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The first recipe is Moussaka.

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We served the moussaka with a yogurt dip.

Ingredients

  • 4 Asian eggplants
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs or oats
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper to taste

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Indian Naan Bread

We made Indian Naan Bread to serve with the Butter Cashew Chicken at the South Arm Community Kitchen.

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Our naan did not rise as much because we do not have enough time for the bread to proof in the session.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast (not instant active dry yeast or rapid rise yeast)
  • 3 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled off with a knife, plus more for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • heaping 1/2 teaspoon anise seeds (we used cumin seeds), optional
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted salted butter or extra virgin olive oil for brushing on finished naans

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Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

Serves 6 naans

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Minoo shared the above food safe tips at the kitchen.

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Easy Butter Cashew Chicken

The South Arm Community Kitchen made Indian food as per some of the participants’ request.

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The first dish is Easy Butter Cashew Chicken. We toned down the chili powder and cayenne pepper as one of the participant cannot eat spicy food.

We served the butter cashew chicken with brown basmati rice. You can click on the link here to check how to cook basmati brown rice.

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trim fat and cut into bite size
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts, roughly chopped

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Serves 6

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Zucchini and Sweet Potato Slice

The last dish we made in the South Arm Community Kitchen is a nourishing slice of Zucchini and Sweet Potato Loaf.

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This Zucchini and Sweet Potato Loaf can be made in bulk, freeze and reheat for later consumption. It makes a great lunchbox item. The vegetables will fool the fussiest eaters.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (squeezed out excess liquid)
  • 1 cup grated sweet potato (peeled)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar or Parmesan cheese
  • cherry tomatoes for garnish

Extra Optional Ingredients

  • 4 slices of dried tomatoes, rehydrated and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 cup baby spinach

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Source: this recipe is adapted from Food Matters

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Beer Bread

The South Arm Community Kitchen made a Beer Bread to go with the Green Peas Soup.

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This Beer Bread is adapted from http://mintgreenapron.blogspot.com.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (up to 1/2 can be substituted with whole wheat or spelt)
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 1 can beer
  • optional customizations: grated cheese, ground pepper, chopped chives or chopped dried fruit

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Source: mintgreenapron.blogspot.com

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Green Peas Soup

The South Arm Community Kitchen met again on a Wednesday. We made three recipes as usual.

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The first recipe is Green Peas Soup. A dollop of sour cream adds creaminess to the soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or more to coat the bottom of pan
  • 1 medium leek, whites and light green parts only, halved and sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large potato, peeled, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups (16 oz) frozen peas
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth (we used 4 teaspoons of organic chicken powder to make the chicken broth)
  • a couple sprigs of fresh thyme, tied in a bundle (or 1 tablespoon of dried thyme)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, plus more for serving

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Lemon Pudding Cake

The South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a Lemon Pudding Cake for dessert.

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The Lemon Pudding Cake was soft and moist. The lemon flavour was lovely.

Ingredients

  • 2 large lemons
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/3 cups milk

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