well, this month's paper chef consisted of these ingredients: potatoes, savoy cabbage, lemon, and chicken. i tried to find savoy cabbage, but had no luck so i ended up using what i already had in the house, napa cabbage. and of course there was no way of me getting a meyer lemon in missouri.. so i used a regular lemon. for the dish, i decided to make sauteed chicken with potatoes and napa cabbage. so i browned some chicken thighs, add shallots and garlic, add white wine, and then dump in potatoes and cabbage. then i threw in rosemary for delightful flavor that i knew went well with chicken and lemon. later on, i added a quartered up lemon. well, after tasting after simmering for a while, i found it to be quite sour! guess i should've only used half a lemon or something. so i added chicken broth and carrots to see if it would help the situation any.. a little but not much. then i got a little desperate and threw in baking powder to neutralize all the acid. and then realized i added a little too much so i threw back in the lemons that i had taken out and added some white balsamic vinegar and dry marsala wine. sooo, after much toying around with ingredients, i finally served it up and it was actually pretty good! the chicken was very tender and tasted pretty good. went along with the vegetables nicely and even though i was a little skeptical about using napa cabbage it turned out well since napa cabbage doesn't have a strong flavor. all in all, it was a pretty good dish. thanks to tomatilla
for hosting this event!! it was really fun to plan, execute, and enjoy. :)
my chicken dish cooking away
here's the dish, all finished up.