Thursday, September 22, 2011

{ cooking along with chef michael smith }

Today on the Canadian Living website they had a live broadcast of celebrity Chef Michael Smith cooking up a few recipes. Yesterday I printed off the recipes and bought the supplies so I could cook along! Unfortunately, I just caught the tail end of the show, but made the recipes anyway and they turned out so gooood!

If you cooked along, too, I'd love to know what you thought of the recipes.

Coconut-Crusted Chicken with Mango Ginger Mint Salsa was the main course. And, for dessert... Caramel Milk Chocolate Mousse! YUM. The salsa was so incredibly light and refreshing with really bright flavors. Ginger, lime and mint go so well together. Who knew?! I guess that's why Michael Smith is known as the flavour chef. I cut the chicken into strips so the kids would think they were more like chicken fingers and perhaps want to eat them! (They are not fans of coconut).

For the mousse, I put the sugar and water on to cook it into caramel... and walked away to work on the kitchen. Suddenly there was a horrid smell in the kitchen! At first I thought it was just the oven stinking from something that spilled over a few days ago so I ignored it. Big mistake! I now had blackened, hard-as-a-rock "caramel"! I started over and this time stayed near the stove until it was done!

If you're interested in trying these delicious recipes yourself, you can click here for the printable from the Canadian Living website.

Here's the pics of our lovely dinner, thanks to my daughter and her fancy camera! Please, if you have a moment..."like" her photography page! Thanks so much. Here's the link: Cinnamon Swirl Photography.

 Notice the cat carrier in the background? It just adds to the charm, don't you think?!

 Everything is cuter in canning jars tied with red and white twine!

That looks good enough to eat! And, it was!

What did you whip up for your family for dinner tonight? 

-Cindy

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