… is what happens if you have a vegetarian daughter :-)
A while ago I poached a chicken. Stuck the meat in the freezer. Took it out this morning, figuring it was time.
Started with this recipe. Modified it, as always.
Black pot. Melt some butter, add one chopped green pepper and one punnet of mushrooms, sliced, Wait for it to draw water, add a few shakes flour (’bout a quarter cup, maybe). Add salt and pepper, and about a teaspoon of English mustard powder.
Add 250 ml of cream, stirring all the time. Add a cup of chicken stock (the Ina Paarman stock powder is vegetarian¹), stirring all the time. Add about two tablespoons of cider vinegar.
Mix some cold water with some Maizena in a cup, add to pot while stirring.
Add about four spring onions, sliced.
You now have a nice thick sauce, so go play on the computer a bit while someone else cooks some rice and veggies.
Add half a tin’s worth of pimiento, sliced. Stir through, remove enough for said vegetarian daughter to bowl. Add chicken, sliced into bite-sized bits for people with small mouths. Heat through.
¹ : And Kosher, Parev and Halaal — and it actually tastes good. It’s a miracle, I tell you!