Bhuna Chicken with Romanesco

Bhuna Chicken with Romanesco
Inspired by Anjum Anand’s Rich Lamb Bhuna
Makes 6 servings.

2 lbs of chicken breast or thighs, skinless & boneless cut into 1” pieces
1 lb of romanesco, chopped into 1” pieces
6 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 cups sweet potato, chopped into 1” pieces
2 ½ cups of fresh or canned whole tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2” piece of ginger, roughly chopped
3 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped for topping, divided

  • Process the tomatoes, ginger and garlic together in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  • Combine the garam masala, chili powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric, pepper, and cloves in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, sauté the onions in the olive oil over medium heat for 3 minutes. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of salt over the onions.
  • Stir in the sweet potatoes and romanesco, sprinkle the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt over the vegetables and allow to cook a couple of minutes.
  • Then add the chicken and tomato-ginger-garlic mixture to the pot. Pour in the spices, coconut milk, bay leaves and 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro. Gently stir to combine.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a gentle boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover. Allow to cook for 15 minutes. Stir every five minutes to prevent ingredients from sticking.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.
  • Serve over rice and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

Enjoy!

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Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus
Makes 4 servings.

2 cups pumpkin puree
1 16oz can of chickpeas, water drained
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon roasted garlic
3 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon paprika plus more for dusting

Combine all ingredients in a 12 cup food processor or high speed blender. Blend for 3 to 5 minutes until chickpeas are fully pureed. If you want an even smoother hummus, peel the skins off each chickpea before adding it to the processor.

When serving, add a dash of paprika and a drizzle of olive oil.

Serve with carrots, cucumbers or any of your raw favorite vegetables.

Enjoy!

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Radishes with Garlic Avocado Spread

Throughout the fall/winter I’m partnering with Local Roots NYC to create locally inspired eats. Many of the ingredients used in this recipe are sourced from local farms included in their community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Check out their Fall CSA that provides a weekly pick-up through December 6th! 

12 fresh radishes
1 ripe avocado
1 ⅓  tbsp whole roasted garlic
½ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper


To roast the garlic, use a whole bulb and slice off the very tops of the cloves. Coat with one teaspoon olive oil, wrap in foil and roast for 30 minutes at 400°F.

In a bowl, mash the avocado and garlic together with a fork until well incorporated. Stir in the salt. Set aside.

Slice small slits into each radish. Use a paring knife to hollow out each one to make more room for the spread.

Stuff each radish with the avocado garlic spread. Sprinkle black pepper on top.

Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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Radishes with Garlic Avocado Spread
Fresh radishes stuffed with roasted garlic avocado spread and freshly cracked black pepper.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 12 fresh radishes
  2. 1 ripe avocado
  3. 1 ⅓ tbsp whole roasted garlic
  4. ½ tsp salt
  5. ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. To roast the garlic, use a whole bulb and slice off the very tops of the cloves. Coat with one teaspoon olive oil, wrap in foil and roast for 30 minutes at 400°F.
  2. In a bowl, mash the avocado and garlic together with a fork until well incorporated. Stir in the salt. Set aside.
  3. Slice small slits into each radish. Use a paring knife to hollow out each one to make more room for the spread.
  4. Stuff each radish with the avocado garlic spread. Sprinkle black pepper on top.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
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Radishes with Garlic Avocado Spread