It’s annoying when your refrigerator dictates the menu of the day; wrinkled, past their prime vegetables illuminated under the unforgiving light of the LG.
You know you have to cook them whether you’re in the mood or not!
What I wanted to cook was a crispy potato pancake, topped with pan seared foie gras in a flavorful pot au feu broth, but no, the elderly aubergine, tomato and peppers were insistent, “Cook us today or else!” I hate that. Anyway.
http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipe/9312 provided the inspiration for the vegetables and I decided to add some oregano and garlic scented guinea fowl supremes because I like guinea fowl supremes. From France
We have started reading “The China Study”, by T. Colin Campbell, PhD that makes the case for a Vegan diet. In conjunction with that, last night we looked at “Knives Over Forks”, a documentary in support of the book. Dr. Campbell makes a compelling argument as to how your diet affects your health. We both agreed that if it wasn’t for meat and butter and cheese and wine, we would become Vegan tomorrow. Guess not.
Guinea Fowl with Potato, Aubergine, Tomato and Peppers
4 guinea fowl supremes, seasoned with salt and pepper
4 garlic cloves, unpeeled, smashed
4-5 fresh oregano sprigs
Brush the seasoned guinea fowl with the oil and place in a shallow baking pan, skin side up. Sprinkle the garlic and oregano on and around, then cook in a 350 F oven for 25-30 minutes.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 lb of little purple potatoes, thinly sliced
1 yellow and 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small onion, sliced
3-4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 aubergine, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
6 basil leaves, finely sliced
Cook the potatoes in the oil until they are tender and begin to brown, then remove and set aside. Add the peppers, onion and garlic to the pan and cook until the onion is soft. Put the potatoes back into the pan along with the aubergine and cook until the aubergine is just soft.
Add the tomatoes and stir around for about 1 minute, then sprinkle with the basil leaves.
Wine suggestion: Chianti or Merlot