Finally back into the swing of things! Todays post is inspired by a meal that I ordered at Muriel’s kitchen. I visited two weeks ago, and ordered Heritage Carrots & Kale Salad with a Salmon steak. It was so nice! I don't think I have ever actually ordered something so healthy before. Ever since having the salad, I have been hooked on Kale! Perhaps hooked isn't the right word as this was the first time having it since visiting the restaurant. But the point here is that I love Kale! My mum actually bought the Kale after I raved on about it. Apparently I have tried it before but didn't realise as it was cooked with other greens for a Nigerian meal called Efo. Seeing as it was my turn to cook at home this weekend, (my siblings and myself take it in turns every weekend), I decided to take an opportunity to blog about what I cooked.
This recipe is quite straightforward. If you have been following my In The Kitchen posts, you'd know that I am hopeless at measurements, I simply freestyle with the amount of ingredients and spices I use. I actually hope to sort that out this year as I post more recipes on the blog!
To make this meal I used the following:
DIY Chicken seasoning mix (you can use your favourite seasoning)
I prepped the chicken some hours before making the meal, I would have preferred for the chicken to be marinated over night, but I only took out the chicken this morning (so last minute!). I seasoned the chicken using a DIY chicken seasoning mix, but you can use your own and grilled the chicken till it was crisp and golden. While the chicken was in the oven, I peeled and cut the sweet potatoes into chunks and coated in some coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of chicken seasoning and flour and grilled till it was crispy on the outside. To make the Kale, I used about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, as I did not have enough coconut oil at home and sautéed it for some minutes. I then added a little water, a little bit of the chicken seasoning and chilli flakes for taste and heat and sautéed till it was at a desired texture. I like mine tender but also with a crunch. To achieve this I kept the heat on the lowest setting.
Despite using the chicken seasoning for the chicken, sweet potatoes and kale, their flavours still came through so it didn't all taste the same. I really wanted to keep everything simple but tasty.
Thanks for reading! Hopefully I will post more regularly as I get my head around the change in my schedule. For my first post of the year, I did say that I will be posting on Monday and Fridays, but that will most likely change to Sunday and another day which I haven't decided yet.
Have an amazing week!