Sunday, May 16, 2010

Paprika Marinated Chicken, Sauteed Summer Vegetables with Toasted Israeli Couscous ,Served with Golan Heights Cabernet

My friend, Karen just moved into a new place and asked me to break in her kitchen. I decided to prepare a meal that was fast, fresh and healthy. Paprika Marinated Chicken, Sauteed Summer Vegetables with Toasted Israeli Couscous, and Mixed Greens with Lemon Vinaigrette. I was given a fabulous bottle of Golan Heights Cabernet! (thank you Anita).What a great wine and a perfect evening.

Paprika Marinated Chicken
6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tablespoon Smoked Spanish Paprika
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 cup chopped Basil
2 Cloves Garlic crushed
Add everything to a zip lock freezer bag and massage chicken, rubbing all the ingredients together and pressing into chicken. Put in fridge for an hour. Then place each breast into a hot skillet. After a few minutes turn the breast and cook thoroughly. Place on cutting board and slice on diagonal. Place on bed of couscous, and dress each plate with side of Mixed Greens with cherry tomatoes .
Sauteed Summer Vegetables with Toasted Israeli Couscous
1 yellow zucchini chopped
A bunch of asparagus,  1/2" sliced on diagonal 
1 yellow and 1 green pepper chopped
1 red onion chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
Saute vegetables in little olive oil , dash of sea salt and pepper, add 1/2 tablespoon of paprika, dash of cayenne pepper. Saute till tender, do not overcook.
Toast the couscous in little olive oil, then prepare according to package. I use 1/2 chicken stock and 1/2 water, touch of salt and pinch of saffron threads.
When ready add to sauteed vegetables.
For the Lemon Vinaigrette I just whisked extra virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, juice of one lemon , sea salt and pepper . 
Simple and Tasty!
I have everyone hooked on quality paprika and Israeli Couscous! Buy Israeli wine! You will think differently about Kosher wine!

1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic meal and the paprika marinade made the chicken so smokey tasting! Cant wait to see what you cook for us next! xo