Oh boy did I have fun in the kitchen today! I had a mission to experiment and that’s exactly what I did. The result was a light yummy summer meal using lots of produce I got from the farm.
I LOVED it. Then again I made it. Not sure what everyone else will think but I thought I’d share anyway. It was only Little Guy and I for dinner and he wasn’t too too impressed. He ate the chicken with some coaxing but after one bite and a nasty face I decided he didn’t have to finish his Turnup Radish Puree. My rule is one bite and he did try it with an open mind. Oh well.. as I always say.. more for me! I got two lunches out of the deal! :)
Here’s what I did. Take this one as an idea and make it your own. Measurements are all approximate.
- About a 2 cups of turnips
- About 1 cup of radishes
- About a tbsp non-fat cream cheese
- About 1 lb of boneless chicken breast cut into tender like pieces
- About 1 cup fresh parsley
- 1-2 lemons
- About 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
Here’s my turnips and radhishes from the farm. Aren’t they beautiful?
I scrubbed and cut them in half. Placing them in a pot covered with water and boiled them over high heat. While they were cooking I made a parsley puree with the parsley, juice and peal of the lemons, and the soy sauce. I also added a bit of water to help it in the blender.
I then coated the chicken in the parley mixture and set it aside.
Meanwhile I checked in on the turnips and radishes. I waited until they were tender when pierced before removing them from the heat.
Then I put them in the food processor with the cream cheese plus some salt and just a touch of fresh ground pepper.
Once the puree was done I cooked the chicken in a skillet over medium high heat. They only took a few minutes per side and the the parsley made a great fresh crust on the outside.
I served the chicken on the puree and….
…added some Quick Sugar Snap Peas. :)
I did a quick nutritional analysis with the estimates and I’m getting this meal in at about 4 points for each of the 4 servings. It makes sense. I mean it’s just chicken with some fresh veggies! Totally satisfying though and tasted like summer to me. If that makes sense. :)