1.18.2011

Tasty Tuesday

"Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort."
-Norman Kolpas


Hello! It is freezing in my neck of the country, so comfort food is very welcome. Here is a new take on a classic recipe, it is sure to make your day a bit "SPICIER!" Enjoy!

“Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable.”
-Ina Garten



Chicken Pot Pie: Tex-Mex Style

Ingredients:

* 8 cups chicken broth
* 1 cup + 3 Tbsp cornmeal, divided
* 2 green onions, finely diced, divided
* 4 Tbsp butter
* 2 Tbsp Tabasco sauce (I use the green one)
* 2 cups mixed vegetables, (tex-mex style)
* 1/4 cup poblano peppers, finely diced
* 3 1/2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
* 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Equipment Needed:

* Stockpot
* Large oven-proof skillet

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Add broth to pot; bring to rolling boil on medium-high.
2.) Cook 1 hour on low boil, until stock is reduced by half.
3.) Reserve 1 cup.
4.) Add 3 cups of hot stock to large saucepan on medium-high heat.
5.) Slowly add 1 cup cornmeal, stirring constantly, bringing to a low boil.
6.) Cook and stir about 5 min, until mixture is smooth and thickened.
7.) Fold half of the chopped green onions into cornmeal.
8.) Remove from heat; let stand while preparing remainder of recipe.
9.) Place butter and Tabasco in an oven-ready skillet; heat on medium.
10.) Stir in 3 Tbsp cornmeal until mixture is bubbling.
11.) Raise heat to medium-high.
12.) Cook, stirring constantly, 1 min; watch carefully to prevent scorching.
13.) Add vegetables, peppers, and reserved cup of stock to skillet.
14.) Stir to combine.
15.) Bring to a simmer, 4 min, or until sauce thickens.
16.) Turn off heat.
17.) Fold chicken and remaining green onions, stir until well-mixed.
18.) Smooth surface evenly.
19.) Fold cheese into cornmeal/onion mixture & spread over Tex-Mex mixture.
20.) Smooth surface, as if frosting a cake.
21.) Transfer skillet to oven.
22.) Bake 30-35 min, until golden brown on top and edges bubble.
23.) Rest 10-15 min before serving.

Thought of the Day:
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
-Edith Sitwell


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

5 comments:

PoetessWug said...

Now why didn't I think of this recipe?! What a great idea! I'm sure it tastes great too! Thank you!

Wandering Whimsies said...

Looks delicious! I can't wait to try it!

Kelli Nicholson Herrington said...

My favorite food is anything Mexican so I know this is going to be amazing! thanks for sharing!

donnarose said...

that looks very good

The Blooming Thread said...

oh yum! this looks so good! Excited to try a new twist on pot-pies!