Meals with Mayhew


Apple Salad with Lemon Vinagrette
January 20, 2010, 11:28 pm
Filed under: Appetizers & Sides, Entrees

For Dressing:
½ c olive oil or salad oil
1/3 c lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp dry mustard or 1 tsp dijon
½ tsp of salt
¼ tsp of pepper
½ tsp garlic powder or 1 crushed garlic clove
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

For Salad:
2 gala apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1 small can of mandarin oranges, drained
½ c dried cranberries
bleu or gorgonzola cheese crumbles
½ c pecans (optional)
1 bag spinach or butter lettuce

  1. Mix all dressing ingredients together. Whisk well in a bowl or put in a bottle and shake well.
  2. Wash lettuce and dry well. Place in large bowl.
  3. Place toppings on salad.
  4. Pour lemon vinaigrette on salad, tossing until dressing is evenly spread.
  5. Chill and serve cold.

Tip – Make extra dressing and store in fridge. It will keep for a month. The vinaigrette also makes a great marinade. Marinade chicken, sauté, and serve on salad for a twist.

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Pan Seared Chicken with Apples
January 12, 2010, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Entrees

2 boneless chicken breasts
1 shallot
½ tsp thyme
2 gala apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1 c chicken broth**
4 tsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp lemon juice

**If you don’t have chicken broth, dissolve bouillon into warm water**

1. Pound chicken breast flat until ½ inch thick. Slice in half.
2. Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in pan with 1 clove crushed garlic and pinch of salt and pepper over medium high.
3. Brown chicken on both sides – don’t cook totally through.
4. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
5. Reduce heat in the pan to medium low.
6. Add remaining olive oil and garlic.
7. Slice shallot thinly and add to pan stirring occasionally until soft and golden.
8. Increase heat to medium. Add thyme, lemon juice, and apples.
9. Cook for 1 minute until juice begins to release from apples.
10. Add chicken broth and chicken.
11. Bring to a light boil and cook until chicken is cooked through stirring occasionally.
12. Remove chicken from pan and spoon apple mix over. Serve warm.