winter has arrived and we escape to Maldon for a long weekend with friends Carey and Graeme and new Labrador puppy Sookie .we head off Friday night and I opt to make our dinners and leave breakfast for Carey and Graeme , with lunches out at local cafés. We had a delightful lunch at the flying wombat cafe in the Daylesford botanic gardens.
After a long hike out and a wonder around Maldon we, along with the dogs Sam and Sookie spent around three hours on our feet and were all looking forward to a shower, a hot fire and a nourishing but filling meal.
I had cut out of the paper one of Bill Grainger’s a recipe for Chicken,with capsicum and cannelloni beans – it is one of those one pot wonders and a delight to make. A girlfriend who had been paid at one stage to test Bills work before he was published had always told me his food is very tasty, so away I set to work .
It was a delightfully easy recipe and more importantly it was delicious and along with a salad and some crunchy bread we had a satisfying meal.
My only change would be to thicken after or dust the chicken with flour before to help thicken the sauce.
Here is Bill’s recipe
CChicken with Cannellini Beans and Capsicum
2 rosemary sprigs 2 x 400g can cannelloni beans drained
2 thyme sprigs 2 roasted red capsicums from a jar ,cut into strips
2 garlic cloves crushed 200g cherry tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried chili flakes 1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup white wine
grated zest of one lemon
Place all ingredients into an oven dish and cook at 200c for 45 minutes