Sunday, January 11, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR! and recipe

hope your holidays were merry and bright! i'm determined to get back to my once-regular blog posts. i don't really make new year's resolutions, but i think i just did.

while i am by NO means accomplished in the kitchen, the holidays really inspired me to be more... crafty. with all this Cedar Fever going around in Austin, i decided to make a garlic chicken thing, with spinach in apple cider vinegar. (Hyde Park Bar and Grill does the best collard greens with bacon in apple cider vinegar, so that's where i got the idea.)

garlic is a great anti-inflammatory and apple cider vinegar is alkalizing.

preheat oven to 400 degrees
oil up chicken, sprinkle with sea salt and fresh pepper
bake for 30 minutes
sautee 3 or 4 cloves of garlic in olive oil
add spinach (3 cups?) and about 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
lower heat and cover
when the spinach is wilted pour the whole thing over the baking chicken
after the initial 30 minutes, i turned the heat down to 350 and continued baking for 15 minutes (i saw it in a baked chicken recipe online and the chicken was perfect, so... i guess it's the thing to do)

in lieu of rice or any other accompaniment, i chose red wine. which was delicious. drink something that can stand up to the strong flavors of the dish - i had pinot noir around the house, but this could easily handle a cabernet.

pungent amazingness.

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