Flaky pastry pesto chicken with Madeira jus

This flaky pastry pesto chicken is so simple and delicious! Serves: 2 Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy. Ingredients: Flaky Pesto Chicken: Sheet of ready rolled puff pastry (cold) 2 skinless chicken breasts 2 heaped teaspoons green pesto Madeira Jus: 2 tbsp Madeira 250ml chicken stock Knob of butter 1 shallot, finely diced Few sprigs of thyme Few sprigs of rosemary Salt … Continue reading Flaky pastry pesto chicken with Madeira jus

Happy New Year and Sun dried Tomato Pesto

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one” – Brad Paisley (I’ve never heard of him either but I liked the quote) Happy New Year! No New Years Resolutions this year. Quick post for a delicious sun dried tomato pesto Ingredients: Handful of sun dried tomatoes 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp virgin olive oil Handful … Continue reading Happy New Year and Sun dried Tomato Pesto

Cloisters (Nutfield Priory Hotel) and Chicken with Pesto & Tomato Tart

Two posts in one again. Why? – because there are no photographs for the restaurant (foolish of me) so I have added it to a recipe post, otherwise this post would be boring, boring, boring. Pictures make the world go round. I shall start with the restaurant Cloisters and the Nutfield Priory hotel in Redhill, a town in Surrey. I went there with my girlfriend … Continue reading Cloisters (Nutfield Priory Hotel) and Chicken with Pesto & Tomato Tart

Pasta with pesto and Roasted Butternut Squash

Vegetarian meal!!! Lets start with roasted butternut squash – I first tried this at my brothers and really enjoyed it. We had it with pasta which really inspired me for this dish. Pesto – I have had many, many failed attempts at Pesto. This time the recipe was different from previous attempts and it was success! It tasted like pesto! I was so happy! Now … Continue reading Pasta with pesto and Roasted Butternut Squash