Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cooking on the fly

Here in temporary accommodation, we have a kitchen and therefore want/need to cook. On the other hand, we don't want to buy a lot of spices and whatnot given that we will just have to move it all when we find a house. So I bought the basics and tonight I made something up with what little we had. We didn't have any cheese or spices beyond salt and pepper, but somehow dinner worked out well, so I thought I'd share.

olive oil (2-4 Tbsp)
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/2 each red, yellow, green bell peppers, deseeded and chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
your favorite organic tomato sauce

Heat olive oil in pan until hot. Add chicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste as they cook in the oil. Cook until lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan.
Add a bit more olive oil. Lightly saute the garlic. Don't let it brown or the flavor will be compromised. Stir in the bell peppers. Lightly saute for a few minutes. Stir in tomato sauce. Stir in chicken. Let sauce simmer while you prepare the couscous. Sauce will be chunky and relatively thick.

Bring 1.5 cups of water to a boil. Stir in couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Spoon couscous into a bowl. Spoon sauce over top. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Karly said...

Sounds good! I'll have to give it a try.