*waking up from a virtual sleep*
Have I been asleep for so long? It has been a long time, actually three months, since I have posted. Almost feels as if I was asleep. Yes, it has been that long. Some of you may have felt that I have forsaken Trini cooking all together. But, most of you, by now, would know that when I am not posting it does not mean that I am not working. As you’ve seen, I’ve moved simplytrinicooking.com to a new home and given the site a new design as well…….
But, what really happened in the other two months after moving? Well, I am happy to say that those two months were spent working diligently to make you all even happier. A lot of my fans and well wishers were asking me about printables, so I had to work on making the recipes into a printable form. While doing that, I got another idea and went with it. And now the recipes could be printed off my Online Trini Cooking Community website, simplytrinicooking.org.
At this new site you will get the printables complete with nutrition information such as total fat, calories, protein, carbohydrate, sodium, etc. Recipes are more comprehensive, so you can search for them either by ingredient, recipe type, course, skill level, tags or the regular search button. Recipes can also be rated and you can leave comments for each of the over 350+ recipes.
We’ve added a new section called Kitchen Makeover Tips, ideally for the DIY person in mind. So if you are looking for new ideas for designing your kitchen, for renovating your kitchen, or general knowledge on designing your kitchen, you will find it all there. This section will be updated on a regular basis, so look out for more articles.
Finally, in keeping with my vision in forming an Online Trini Cooking Community, I’ve added a social networking capability to the site. Users can sign up and become a member of the Community. You can share recipes; meet Trini cooking enthusiasts and foodies from all over the world… and… Too much to mention; just check it out your self. So, I invite you all to visit and join. Let’s make this a large and successful Online Trini Cooking Community……
Chicken Roulade Recipe
Since a lot of time has been lost, let’s not waste any more. Today, we have Trini Chicken Roulade, a recipe that will be an ideal side dish for your upcoming Christmas lunch. Now, the word “roulade” originates from the French word “rouler”which means “to roll”.
So what we will be doing in this recipe is rolling chicken breast that has be layered with local ingredients. Below we have lots of pictures to follow so you can see how it is done. Of course, this is not just Chicken Roulade, this is Trini Chicken Roulade. So, we will be adding our own Trini twist to this recipe. We hope you enjoy it. Here is Trini Chicken Roulade.
4 boneless chicken breasts, seasoned
3 oz parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp. low fat milk
1 small egg
1 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp. each paprika, parsley, thyme, oregano
2 tsp. grated garlic
20-25 spinach leaves (amaranth)
1/2 cup flour
Clean the chicken.
Place the chicken breast on a cutting board.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Pound the chicken breast flat…
…Then season the chicken. (Note: the chicken is seasoned with the Trini green seasoning).
Layer each chicken breast with a 1/4 cup of cheese…
… and the spinach leaves (about 6 or 7 leaves each).
Fold and tightly roll. Secure the ends with toothpicks.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Blend together the paprika, parsley, garlic, thyme, and oregano with the bread crumbs.
Combine the milk and the egg.
Dust the the chicken with flour.
Dip into the milk and…
… dredge in the bread crumbs.
Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at about 180 degrees Celsius ( 356 degrees F ).
Place the chicken roulades on a greased baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes.
Allow to cool. Remove the toothpicks and cut into 1″ thick rolls.
Serving Chicken Roulade
Place cutlets on a serving plate and serve.
Note: The cutlets may be served with any of your favorite sauce to add extra flavour.
So, yuh boy is back. Look out for more delicious Trini recipes soon …very soon. In the mean time check out the new site, sign up and make a few friends.
Ah gone 🙂