I have a real weakness for Pinterest. It keeps my over active mind engaged in the evenings especially at the moment when there is little on television apart from sport. I rarely pin recipes as many of the Pinners I follow are in the US and the recipes are often hard to translate due to their different measurements and with ingredients I can’t find.
However, the other day on a particularly warm evening I came across this recipe, Chicken Escalope with Olive, Caper and Tomato Dressing, which was just the right thing to cook on a summer’s evening when the thought of another salad or BBQ was too much. The recipe, is on the Simply Delicious blog written by Alida Ryder. It seems Alida was trying to come up with a recipe to use some Calamata Style Olives which she had to develop a recipe for.
The recipe is wonderfully simple so requires little time in a hot kitchen. You escalope the chicken breast, flour it and fry in some oil. You make the dressing with cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice – you can access the actual recipe here. The dressing is the star of the show – the combination of ingredients gives a nice blend of sharp, salty, bitter and fresh taste. It is very refreshing.
I added some new potatoes and yes I know I will win no prizes for presentation, there is too much dressing on the chicken and possibly too many potatoes but the meal was only for me so it doesn’t matter. I have made the dressing again already this time to go with some pork escalope. I think it might also go well with oily fish such as mackerel or sardines – maybe I will give that a go next week.