Friday, December 11, 2009

Pie of the Tiger

Friend and guest blogger, Ellen Yoshi Tani, provides this bit of awesome:


So, we were all sort of taken by this Tiger Woods downwards (or upwards) spiral of a scandal. In honor of his burgeoning harem, in honor of a man who wants to have his cake and eat it too, we made some meat pies. Bad jokes were thrown, tails were grabbed, and golf clubs stayed in the closet (ha). Meanwhile, the Tiger's minx lair continued to grow.


Pomegranate Guacamole
Chicken Pot Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chicken Pot Pie
Makes 3 pies

4 pre-prepared pie crusts – 3 for baking, 1 for making stripes!
3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 T. olive oil
2 T. butter
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
5 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
Sherry or white wine

giant bowl of vegetables

2 T. fresh sage, chopped
1 stick (8 T.) butter
2 cups yellow onions, chopped (2 onions)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup heavy cream or milk
2 c. medium-diced carrots, blanched for 2 minutes
2 c. red-skinned potatoes, chopped, barely cooked

them some small potaters

1 c. celery, diced
1 c. chopped mushrooms, white or crimini
1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas (2 cups)
2 T. fresh rosemary, chopped
2 T. fresh thyme
1/2 c. minced parsley

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake 3 pie crusts according to package directions.

Heat a pot of water to a boil. Place carrots in a steamer basket and lower into the water for 2 minutes. Remove steamer basket, and throw the potatoes into the pot – cook until crisp-tender but not mushy.

Heat oil and butter in large sauté pan; season chicken generously with salt and pepper. When butter foam subsides, add chicken and cook 6-10 minutes, turning once, until cooked through (cover with a lid to avoid splattering). Remove from pan and set aside to cool. When cool, shred chicken.
Stir it up

Tiger stripes!

Pomegranate guacamole

Trust us, it's delish.

6 snack-size avocados, or 3 normal avocados
2/3 pomegranate's worth of seeds
1 jalapeno, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
juice of 1/2 lime

Serve with cornchips. this was a revolutionary dip.

Chocolate chip cookies

No way fools. I told you, you're going to have to kill me...

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