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Roaming Taste: Scurvy Free Chicken

August 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The low GI diet rules out nearly all pickles and chutneys. One that is OK is Lime Pickle. Tesco does a version called Spicy Lime Pickle (ask in store as it isn’t with the other pickles) and you can also get a version from Asian food shops.

I did the dish below as we crossed Biscay and it was well received. 15_Scurvy_free_Chicken.jpgCan also use the pickle in other dishes eg omelettes.

Ingredients (generous portions for 2)

500g Onions
Refined Olive Oil (the best version for cooking – other oil OK)
5 cloves garlic
2.5 heaped teaspoons of the lime pickle
Salt and Pepper
500g Chicken
2 peppers any colour OK. 1 green and 1 red looks good
Optionally 1 pepper can be replaced with a courgette
Juice of a lime (optional but does add a lot)

Chop up the onions. Fry in plenty of oil in a deep frying pan. The aim is to have them well cooked by the time you serve the dish
• Chop up the Garlic and add.
• Add salt, pepper and lime pickle.
• Add meat in cubes. (Onions will have been cooking for about 15mins at this stage
• Slice up peppers and courgette. Add (meat will have had time to seal = about 10 mins)
• Cook for about another 30mins. 10 mins before serving add the juice of the lime.
• Serve with Potatoes, and a vegetable like broccoli or beans. Rice would be a bit heavy for the delicate flavours.

Tags: Atlantic Leg · Roaming Taste

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Glenys // Sep 16, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Mmmm! Looks good but what a pity I have just made oodles of plum chutney – good job I am not following the low GI diet.
    Happy days

  • 2 Lesley and Gavin // Sep 17, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Greetings Mary, David and Giselle. Great website. Giselle looks absolutely fabulous; the most beautiful yacht roaming the oceans.

    We had an exciting time sailing with Chris, the day you left Oban. Lets just say, what happens on the yacht, stays on the yacht, but he was feeding the fish the next morning (hee hee!). Gavin absolutely loved sailing, but we’re in the process of buying our little cottage in the country at the moment and when the choice is sailing or oil central heating prices, our modest council wage means that the heating wins. We’re hopefully on the move pretty soon. Have a provisional offer and acceptance to sell the flat. Exit date 5th Nov 08. We’re hoping to move into a wee hoosie that we’ve had our eye on for a couple of months. It’s in a place called Davoch of Grange near Keith. Big garden, forest walks just out the back door and beautiful views. It also means we’re a bit closer to Dad, but I don’t know if that’s a good thing for him! Well, that’s our news. Enjoy every day and we’re with you all the way.

    Much love. Lesley and Gavin. xxx

  • 3 Fiestas, fireworks and farewells | Roaming the // Sep 19, 2008 at 8:13 am

    […] Cederia felt like home because we had been there before, and knew the best place to anchor. David cooks his favourite dish scurvy free chicken . Kirsty is impressed. Next day and it’s a sail into La Coruna marina, pick up a hire car at the airport, meal out, mixed in with lots of chat to other sailors, some back from the Azores others off to Brazil, stories from a couple who had sailed to Dakar then on to the Gambia river,  just makes you want to go!  La Coruna is a cross road/sea.  It is also home to Torres de Hercules, the world’s oldest working lighthouse, first lit in the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan, and according to legend built by Hercules.  Anyway it was a long time ago and they used to carry the wood for the light by cart up the ramp that went around the lighthouse, you can see a diagonal band on the outside of the tower that mimics this ramp.  The light house was renovated in the 18th century and now the light can be seen 24 miles away and on foggy days there is a fog horn that sounds and can be heard 7 miles away!  Its an important place for boats. […]

  • 4 kirsty // Sep 23, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    mmmm…. it was tasty and great enjoying wine with dear mother as dad slaved away in the galley!