I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. If you weren’t that lucky to have a long weekend in your country, I hope you enjoyed your Monday at least, haha.
Indeed, we did enjoy our long weekend.
It was so fantastic that now I need a few days off to recover from it:) That’s why I’m kind of not eloquent today so don’t anticipate a long passage. Don’t anticipate me being funny as usual (I know that you’re get used you, but that won’t happen today).
You can still anticipate a delicious meal, though.
In a nutshell, we had a 2 day trip to Niagra Falls, Ontario. We’ve visited this area many times, but we’ve never had such an intense amusing program. OMG, we got on the helicopter. I repeat: on the HELICOPTER. You may not know that yet, but I don’t like any vehicles which take off and move higher that few feets above the ground. In fact, that were the amazing and breathtaking 10 minutes.
But what I realized once again, that being a cook and food blogger, I cannot really enjoy eating out. We don’t do that any often, to be honest. But almost every time it happens, food is decent and quite delicious. But that’s it.
Sometimes it’s rather mediocre.
I know I’m just too picky in some cases. But that’s impossible to forget about myself being a home cook and enjoy the meal not thinking about how would I have made it in my kitchen.
I mean since I do not make often some certain things such as meat or fish, so I will likely be satisfied with my order. But what’s the point to order a pasta or salad in my case? Nothing sophisticated. Food that could be easily made at home. A dish that would taste much better if made at home. It’s still a good hearty meal. But why would I waste money on food I won’t enjoy? That doesn’t make any sense.
We don’t stop by fancy restaurants, though. Probably, my reviews would have been better.
But I’m still trying it, once in a while.
This time it didn’t work either. And even though the meals we had in Niagra were quite fine, I won’t come back to order them again. I’d better go in my kitchen and make some simple hearty stuff.
Mmmm… What about this Plum Roasted Chicken Thighs? They are super delicious, with subtle and spicy tart flavor. Served with fluffy creamy mash potato and robust watercress, it’s hearty and comfort meal. And it’s so easy to make too!
You won’t probably find it in a good restaurant – the way too simple.
But on the other hand, if you’re not looking for a fancy dish for $40, these Plum Roasted Chicken Thighs is a good choice!
What about you, guys? Did you enjoy your weekend? Did you make anything delicious or you opted for a restaurant? And finally, do you think that being a cook, it’s useless to eat out?:)
Garlic, chilli pepper, say sauce, ginger, rosemary, and smoked paprika combined with black plums to make the sauce for these tasty juicy Plum Roasted Chicken Thighs.
- 6 chicken thighs (or 4-5 quarters)
- 4-5 large black plums, pitted
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- 1 red chili pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
- piece of ginger (10-12 grammes)
- 3 tablespoons law-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- salt and pepper, for rubbing
- To make the sauce, place all the ingredients except the chicken, salt and pepper in the blender and puree. You can adjust the taste by adding more seasoning or hot pepper or even some sweeteners such as honey.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (convect) - 400 degrees F.
- Rub the chicken thighs with some salt and pepper and place it in a baking dish. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Cover the dish with foil and place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn the thighs once pouring them with the sauce.
- Open. Remove and reserve a half of the sauce. Roast the thighs for another 12-15 minutes.
- Once the thighs are ready (35-37 minutes should be enough but doublecheck), increase heat and grill the chicken for a lovely crispy crust. Off heat.
- Serve with the side of your choice and poured over with the reserved sauce.