Wednesday, September 28, 2005

White Bean Cassoule with Fennel Roasted Chicken

Shawn and Misha came over for dinner tonight. Ever since Les and I watched Monday's episode of Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, I had to make this dish.

Appetizers included roasted red peppers, sliced heirlooms, french bread and chimichurry sauce (I eat this stuff right out of the container with a spoon it's sooooooo good!).

The main course turned out deliciously. I toasted fennel seeds, coriander seeds and black pepper then ground it into a fine powder to rub the chicken with. Next, I roasted parsnips and carrots. Last, I put the beans in a heavy pan, topped with the veggies, then topped with the chicken and roasted it all for 40 minutes. Turned out very tasty if I do say so myself:)

Dessert was toasted coconut flan. They could have cooked and set up for five more minutes, but it was already 10:30pm and time to go so I rushed it. I also think that I didn't temper the cream into the eggs slow enough so it had a very eggy rather than coconutty taste as if the eggs were cooked a bit too much. It looks nice though, doesn't it?

1 comment:

Sheri said...

Sounds yummy. I almost made flan last weekend. Then I didn't. :)