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Salsa di mele – Pork with apple sauce (-41 weeks)

Recipe 85: Always because i’m still trying to eat light an loose the weight tooken in Easter, this week i give you another recipe to eat meat and vegetable with a little twist. This time is even easier than the previous recipe and it’s all about a sauce to serve with turkey or pork: Apple Sauce.

Probably most of you already tried this sweet and sour combination before, but here is my mum’s recipe and i can tell you it’s all a new discovering.

Ingredients for 3 people:  3 apples (i used the golden delicious), 2-3 spoons of sugar, a lemon and some nutmeg.

Wash the three apples, take off the skin, the seed and the center. Cut them in little piece and put them in a saucepan.

Add the sugar, a bit of nutmeg, and the grated zest of half a lemon. Be careful to take just the yellow of the lemon because the white it can be sour.

Mix it all and pour some water, but just enough to cover all the apples. If then this is not enough to cook them well, you can always add more water later. Leave it cook for half an hour on a low fire.

When the apples will be cooked you will be able to mash them and the mix it will reach the consistency of jam. Take everything off the fire and add the juice of half a lemon.

Mix again all and serve it with the meat. The contrast of a very sweet sauce with the salty meat will be perfect.

Buon appetito!

PS. Mamy ti avevo detto che avevo fatto la salsa e che mi sembrava troppo dolce. Invece poi quando l’abbiamo provata con la carne, non sai che buona! Non stonava per niente cosi dolce. Il contrasto era buonissimo ed il piatto in se’ e’ molto delicato.Proprio cio’ che volevo!

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Petti di pollo al limone – Lemon chicken breasts

Recipe 134: Yesterday i knew my italian friend was coming back to London after a little break in Rome.

What i didn’t know was that she wanted to come directly to my house from the airport to have a girly italian night before restarting the frenetic London life. So quick recap of what was in my fridge and i found a simple solution to eat light and quickly with just basic ingredients.

This will be the quickest recipe of the blog i think, healthy and easy to cook every night of the week…. and a classic in my parents house. I’m sorry if the pictures are not amazing, but i was missing my official photographer yesterday.

The ingredients for 2 people are: 2 chicken breasts – a bit of flour – 1 or 2 lemons – oil – salt and peppers. Then if you have some vegetable to boil and serve with it, the plate will be complete.

Take the chicken breasts and make them very thin, cutting them and pressing them with anything you think you can use. More thin they will be and more taste they will have.

Then put the meat in some flour until they are totally white. Hot up some oil in a pan and put them in. After a bit, when they start to take color, add some lemon juice (1 full lemon i think is enough) and a bit of water to create some more sauce. Keep on turning the meat until is all cooked and colored.

Serve with salt a bit of black pepper and some more lemon juice on top.

Buon appetito!

PS. Ecco finalmente ho cucinato i petti di pollo come te! Rapidissimo questo piatto, leggero e veramente un ottimo sistema per variare il solito pollo grigliato. Anna sembra essere rimasta contenta anche se mi manca lo schiaccia carne che usi tu: con tutto che l’ho tagliato, il pollo era ancora un po’ troppo alto. Vabbe la prossima volta mi invento qualcosa.