Niall McKenna chicken strips, peaches, cream and nuts

This week’s recipes are excellent for when your cabinets are wanting somewhat empty and you do not have time to do some procuring. It is easy to enliven your fridge and cabinet provides with somewhat good old school creativeness – and when you might have the time, after all…

The primary recipe is fried hen. It is a nice dish to have interaction youngsters due to its simplicity.

The second—peaches, cream, and nuts—is a scrumptious after-dinner deal with. Whether or not it is canned peaches or peaches that have not been eaten in a fruit bowl, each might be completely scrumptious.

This week’s recipes are nice for each midweek dinners or dinner events with family and friends.

Why not give them a go dwelling, try our cooking courses at: www.waterman.home or observe us on Instagram @waterman.home

Breaded hen fillet


(serves 4)

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons garlic, minced

2 tablespoons parsley, stemmed and chopped

4 tablespoons plain flour,

Salt and floor black pepper

2 crushed eggs

45 grams bread crumbs

4 boneless hen breasts, skinless

1 tablespoon olive oil


To start out, mix the butter, garlic, and parsley in a small bowl, and blend collectively till nicely mixed.

Place the combination in the midst of a sheet of clear plastic, utilizing the plastic wrap to acquire a cylindrical form resembling a sausage. Tie the ends and put them within the fridge for at the very least 10 minutes.

Subsequent, take three bowls and put the flour within the first (salt and pepper), the crushed eggs within the second, and the bread crumbs within the third.

Take a pointy knife and make a pocket in a single facet of the hen breast, being cautious to not puncture the opposite facet. Then, with the cooled butter, take a good-sized slice and place it within the pocket of the hen breast. I like to recommend utilizing a toothpick to seal the breasts collectively.

To coat the hen breast, coat it in flour, then eggs, and eventually breadcrumbs.

Preheat the oven to 200 levels Celsius, then place parchment paper on the underside of a baking tray.

Earlier than placing the hen into the oven, brown the hen barely in a pan over medium warmth, and prepare dinner on all sides for 2 to 3 minutes, till it turns golden. When golden, switch them to a baking tray and bake within the oven for 15-20 minutes till achieved.

Greatest served with a pleasant facet salad.

Peaches, cream and nuts


(serves 4)

4 peaches, minimize in half and pitted

120 ml of dessert wine

60 grams of high-quality sugar

40 grams of peeled and floor pistachios

110 grams of clotted cream


We begin by preheating the oven to a temperature of 170 levels Celsius.

After halving the peaches and eradicating the stone, place them half facet up on a roasting tray and drizzle over the candy wine. Place it within the oven for half-hour till cooked.

Take away the peaches from the oven and go away them within the tray to chill. As soon as cool, place it within the fridge.

To arrange the caramelized nuts, place greaseproof paper on a shallow baking tray. Then put the high-quality sugar in a pot over medium warmth. The sugar turns into liquid and turns a caramel shade. At this stage, add the bottom pistachios and stir. Pour onto a baking tray and go away to chill.

When the caramel is tough, chop it coarsely.

Lastly, serve by putting the peaches in a bowl, then including the clotted cream and topping with the nut brittle. Get pleasure from a small glass of dessert wine.


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    (Marks for translation) Niall McKenna

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