Double the trouble…Cravings!

This has to be the most complicated kitchen experience we’ve ever had. It was complicated because of a multiple of factors like the fact that this is a very slow recipe, I mean it took us about 4 hours in total to get from ingredients to an actual dinner. Why we did so many things? Well because I craved sweet potatoes and D craved honey turkey breast. Did I ever mention that D lives this pregnancy all the way? I mean extra kilos, cravings and sleepiness. Therefore, we both needed to get satisfaction out of our dinner and we ended up cooking an entire day just to devour our plates in maximum 10 minutes – yes, we were starving by the time everything was done.Needless to say that this dinner was extremely satisfying for both of us.

The entire day started with me craving sweet potato in basically an form and D wanting to eat some sauce infused turkey breast. The entire cooking experience started with D breaking two glass bowls, my favourite glass bowls, which did not result in a fight, if you might think that. No matter how much I like a certain breakable object, especially if it’s from the kitchen, I’m actually glad when it breaks accidentally because in my mind it means that all my bad luck just broke. So no harm done!

Back to the recipe, or should I say recipes, because this really is a double recipe post. This is by no means a difficult dinner, I mean, come on, we managed to do it, but as I said, it does take a good chunk of your day to do it. You can try and do it like we did, attempt at doing more than one thing at a time, or just do one or the other. Either way, each dish, be it the potato or the meat, will take you about three hours in total. There will be no nutritional information this time as my UP app decided to crash a bit and I can’t really add any of the ingredients. Maybe I will update it later.

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Here’s what you will need for both dishes:

  • 1 turkey breast
  • 30 gr ginger root
  • 6-8 hot peppers
  • 300 gr fresh mozzarella
  • 1 garlic head
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 200 gr sour cream
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 200 gr sweet corn
  • 30 gr chives

Since there are a lot of ingredients, a lot of instructions will come your way, but trust me, at the end, every effort that went into this recipe will be so worth it! From this point on, I will treat each recipe different.

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The Sweet Potato

  1. Cut all the potatoes into halves.
  2. Mince half of the garlic, all of the chives and cut the mozzarella into small cubes.
  3. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius and put the potato halves in it for about an hour. You should check if they are done by using a fork: if it goes in easy, they’re done!
  4. Take out all the potato core being careful not to ruin the skins as you’ll use them for the next step.
  5. Mash all that potato goodness while adding a dash of butter and the sour cream.
  6. Then it’s time for all the other interesting ingredients to come: the chives, the garlic,the corn and the mozzarella cubes.
  7. Mix everything well and, using a spoon, fill the potato skins and off into the oven they go again for another 20 minutes.
  8. That’s it for the potatoes, and it should take you a total of 2-2 1/2 hours.

The Turkey Breast

  1. Cut the meat into bite sized portions.
  2. Grind the ginger root, mince the remaining garlic and finely chop one chilly pepper.
  3. In a bowl mix 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce and 2 tbsp honey and stir everything well.
  4. Add the ginger root, minced garlic and the chopped chilly pepper and stir well.
  5. Put the meat into the bowl making sure that it is well covered with the sauce, cover it with foil and leave it in the fridge for at least one hour.
  6. After the meat absorbed all the wonderful aromas, put everything (sauce included) into a cast iron pan, cover it and leave it on a small fire for 20 minutes.
  7. Take the cover off and leave it until almost all of the sauce is gone.
  8. On a grill pan put the remaining chilly peppers for 5 minutes and be careful as they tend to pop from the heat – D got attacked by them!

Basically that is it! All you need to do is carefully arrange everything on a plate ,take lots of photos and enjoy.

L.

 

 

 

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