Monday, September 8, 2014
Local and Spicy
Harvest is in full force in this area and a trip through the farmers market provided nearly the entire meal tonight. The chicken was local, as were the onions, the tomatoes, the very hot red peppers and the first of the fall garlic. The herbs were from my garden so that left only the rice and the seasonings on the chicken as 'strangers to these parts'.
The chicken legs were marinated in lime juice and olive oil, and when they came out of the marinade the vegetables went into the marinade. The seasonings on top were ancho chilli powder, smoked paprika, cumin and cayenne pepper. The vegetables were poured over the top of the chicken and both went into a hot oven for thirty five minutes, just enough time to cook the rice.
The local peppers were quite hot and provided a pungent and prickly sensation to go with the mellowness of the tomatoes and the chicken. There was some brow mopping during the meal but it was all delicious.
There was a beer!