Sunday, November 7, 2010

Take 2 and Call Me In The Morning












With the remnants of the first snow still lingering on the ground, it's hard to forget the impending winter. With the television devoted solely to sports, it's hard to forget that it's Sunday. Football and winter blahs are both in full tilt which makes today's creation just what the doctor ordered. Bite-sized pie crusts filled with spicy pesto chicken are a flavorful game time snack as well as a culinary panacea. Perched on a flaky crust and topped with mozzarella, this chicken mixture is irresistible. The intoxicating smell of roasted shallots, garlic, and peppers permeates your sinuses. Your stomach is warmed by the chili flakes, the savory herbs infuse your breath. Each bite makes you hungry for another. Winner, winner... chicken dinner.

To make chicken mixture for mini pies:
1 cooked chicken breast (chopped)
1 roasted yellow onion
1 roasted shallot
1/2 roasted yellow pepper
4 cloves roasted garlic
basil
rosemary
arugula
salt
pepper
red pepper flakes
handful of blanched almonds
drizzle of olive oil

Put everything in the food processor and pulse until incorporated. Dollop into pie crusts and bake in a 400 degree oven.

6 comments:

  1. I love your words almost as much as your images. Perfect coupling...

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  2. Another perfect Sunday food blog, I look forward to this posts, keep them coming!!!
    Yummy, yummy, yummy!

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  3. Great post! I’m looking to make some changes in my own eating habits and learning to cook, so I appreciate your insight a lot! Thank you. I recently stumbled upon this blog like I did yours and I thought your readers may appreciate it: http://burisonthecouch.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/food-for-thought/

    I’ve started to look for blog help more regularly and I think I’m going to add your blog to my list as well. Thanks for the post!

    -Amy

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