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Whisky flavoured chicken blue cheese casserole

Whisky flavoured chicken blue cheese casserole

Whisky flavoured chicken and blue cheese casserole may sound weird but the taste is amazing, especially with some nice Danish blue cheese melted throughout the chicken and vegetable mix. The flat smelt pretty good as the Danish blue was melting in the oven.

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Tonight’s dish permits me to exploit my Tupperware Microwave oven pressure cooker and reduce the cooking time while intensifying the flavours of the meal. I love my Tupperware cooking products.

Artwork

I know it’s a bit of a stretch to call this art. I don’t have an artistic bent and even my closest friends point out my lack of skill. My desire though is to improve my drawing. I remember at high school and university, to help me learn I did a lot of drawings. On graduation, I’ve also relied on drawings to help me learn and remember. While few others would appreciate them, I still like drawing to help me remember.

Whisky flavoured casserole drawn by Gary Lum Yummy Lummy
Whisky flavoured casserole was drawn by Gary Lum

Recipe

Whisky flavoured chicken and blue cheese casserole Gary Lum Yummy Lummy
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Whisky flavoured chicken and blue cheese casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Whisky flavoured chicken and blue cheese casserole may sound weird but the taste is amazing, especially with some nice Danish blue cheese melted throughout the chicken and vegetable mix.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 1
Calories: 500 kcal
Author: Gary Lum
Ingredients
  • 100 mL Scotch whisky
  • 1/2 handful Queensland nuts
  • 1/2 handful smoked almonds
  • 100 grams grated Coon cheese
  • 150 grams Danish blue cheese
  • 100 mL Pouring cream
  • 1/2 cup Frozen peas and corn
  • 1/2 cup Cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes
  • 2 cups Chicken stock
  • 1 Chicken thigh fillet pounded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon Clive of India curry powder
Instructions
  1. In a Microwave oven, pressure cooker add the whisky, peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, chicken stock, curry powder, chicken, and chilli flakes.
  2. Cook in the microwave oven for a total of 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer the contents of the pressure cooker with a slotted spoon to an oven-safe glass bowl.
  4. Crumble the Danish blue cheese and mix through the hot chicken and vegetables.
  5. Pour the cream over the contents of the glass bowl.
  6. Mix the grated Coon cheese and the nuts and add them to the top of the bowl.
  7. Put the bowl into the oven at 250 °C for 20 minutes.
  8. Plate up in a fresh bowl and garnish with chopped parsley.
Recipe Notes

By default, I make all my recipes 500 calories.

 

Photograph

This is a photograph of the final dish. It was shot at 300 mm f/16 ISO 64 for 1.3 seconds on a Nikon D810 using a Nikkor 28–300 mm lens.

Whisky flavoured chicken and blue cheese casserole Gary Lum Yummy Lummy
Whisky flavoured chicken and blue cheese casserole

Questions

Don’t you react badly to alcohol?

Yes, I do. I go bright red and I get short of breath. The whisky though was cooked and most of the alcohol should have vaporised. The flavour though seems to be intensified.

Could you have cooked this conventionally on a stove top or in a simple Microwave-safe container at normal atmospheric pressure?

Sure but it would have taken an age and the flavours would not be intensified.

Curry lamb in a Tupperware® Pressure Cooker

What other advantages are there in using a pressure cooker?

A pressure cooker is also an autoclave and food cooked in an autoclave will be free of germs.

Tupperware® pressure cooker Gary Lum
Tupperware® pressure cooker

Quinoa and KFC casserole

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It’s no secret that I like KFC. I’ve enjoyed Kentucky Fried Chicken and KFC for as long as I can remember, even during the 1970s and 1980s when there were rumours that some restaurants used cat instead of chicken. I wonder how Colonel Sanders would feel about a quinoa and KFC casserole. I hope he’d be happy about my making a superfood more super. I’ll let you ponder which item is the superfood 

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Quinoa and KFC casserole
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
I learnt a new word. Mirepoix is 2 parts onion, one part celery and one part carrot.
Ingredients
  • KFC
  • Quinoa
  • Anchovies
  • Celery
  • Leek
  • Carrot
  • Onion
  • White wine
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • Tomatoes (2)
Instructions
  1. I cooked this in a casserole
  2. I had the oven at 150 °C and cooked everything for about 2 hours
  3. I sautéed the onion and leek and added the mixture to diced carrot and celery in the casserole
  4. I broke up the meat from the chicken and added it
  5. I added the quinoa uncooked (I had about ½ cup)
  6. I chopped the tomatoes and added them
  7. I added the lemon juice, a cup of white wine and enough water to see it peeking through
  8. I covered the casserole with some baking paper before adding the lid (I do this because I’m lazy and don’t like cleaning the lid, i.e., I don’t like scrubbing the lid
  9. At the end of cooking I shredded some parsley and tossed it in and mixed it through
  10. I should have added some coconut cream but I have left overs so I’ll do that another time
  11. I plated it up with some coleslaw vegetables
  12. Shoot a photograph
  13. Eat the meal and ponder how it could be better
  14. Wash the dishes
  15. Post the photograph to social media and note the comments asking for the recipe
  16. Write the recipe
  17. Blog (verb)
 

I like adding anchovies to dishes.  

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A friend from work gave me some homemade quince paste so I ate it as part of a snack with blue cheese, figs and honey.

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Today’s lunch

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So have you ever used KFC in a recipe? How about a KFC casserole?

 

KFC Casserole recipe

I usually buy a bucket of KFC so that I can enjoy leftover fried chicken

Saturday night dinner. Chicken casserole made with KFC.
Saturday night dinner. Chicken casserole made with KFC.
KFC Casserole recipe
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 3
Nothing like leftover KFC for dinner
Ingredients
  • KFC pieces
  • Celeriac roughly diced
  • Parsley
  • Whole black pepper corns
  • Cashew nuts
  • Queensland (Macadamia) nuts
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Spring onion
  • White wine
  • Water
  • Dried mixed herbs
Instructions
  1. Heat an oven to 150 °C
  2. In a large casserole add the chicken pieces, the celeriac, celery, spring onion, onion, whole black pepper corns and mixed herbs
  3. Add a splash of white wine
  4. Add a cup and a half of water
  5. Cook for three hours
  6. Chop the parsley
  7. Plate up and add some parsley
  8. Shoot a photograph (I used a Nikon D7100 with a Tamron 90 mm MACRO lens at 1/25 seconds, f/13 and ISO 800)
  9. Eat the meal
  10. Wash the dishes
  11. Write the recipe
  12. Blog about it
 
Notes
I hope you enjoy this. Please send me any comments you have.
Saturday night dinner. Chicken casserole made with KFC.
Saturday night dinner. Chicken casserole made with KFC. Before going into the oven.
KFC and coleslaw from Friday night
KFC and coleslaw from Friday night
Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra

 
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