This quick and simple recipe is one of Chef Michael’s (aka Baby Brother) delicious creations. But, I was actually the first to make it and photograph it and blog about it, so I want some of the credit.
In between his (April) and his wife’s (June)birthdays I sent them a little care package with a jar of Homemade Lemon Marmalade, Red Hatch Chile infused Honey from Temecula Valley Honey Company and a 300 piece Duck Dynasty puzzle I found at Dollar Tree.
Aren’t I just the sweetest big sister ever?
Upon receiving the box, he promptly sent me a text message to let me know it had arrived safely… and to give me grief.
I informed him I bought the puzzle FOR the cats. Yes, this is normal for my brother and me. In retaliation he will probably send army men or Legos to my son for a present for me to step on in the middle of the night.
Though the injected turkey sounded incredible, I bought the last jar of the chile honey at the store for him. Plus, it sounded like a lot of work and I knew no one in my house would touch it. On the other hand, that Lemon Marmalade Chicken idea had plenty of promise. But, first I had to look up “coulis”:
a form of thick sauce made from puréed and strained vegetables or fruits
Oh. That sounds easy. And it was. The whole dish came together in less than 30 minutes.
Of course I already had the Lemon Marmalade prepared. Making that takes a day, because you need to let the lemon peel marinade in the lemon juice overnight to soften it. But, once that part is done, it is very easy to make. And it uses lots of lemons. Those that have lemon trees are smiling at that thought. And those that don’t have a lemon tree, like me, are jealous.
I got my lemons from one of the moms in J’s class. She gave me over a dozen huge ones to make the Super Mario Shine Sprite Lemon Cake. But, you can easily use a store bought marmalade, either lemon or orange or a combination of citrus fruit. Or use any other jam or jelly that your family likes.
The tomatoes were not cherry, but some Early Girl’s picked fresh from my garden a few minutes before preparing. Ditto for the cilantro.
And there you have it. Four simple ingredients (not including the sugar to make the marmalade) you get a fabulous looking and tasting dish that can easily be prepared on a weeknight.
Until next time, happy eating.
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