Monday 20 October 2008

Recipe - Creole Cordon Bleu

This is an old favourite of mine, one that I haven't revisited for a fair few years. Something that needed rectifying.

It's a very rich dish and I'm sure that your doctor would have a stroke himself if he looked at the ingredients. But hey, sometimes you need to treat yourself a bit. You can't eat things like this every day, but every now and then do cook somehting like this just to keep yourself happy.

Ingredients (serves 6)
6 skinless chicken breasts
Creole/Cajun seasoning
Olive oil
275g freshly grated parmesan
100g finely diced smoked bacon, fried
75 finely chopped spring onion
500 ml double cream
1 tsp black pepper
100g cold butter
Cooked white rice

Preheat the oven to 180c.

Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the seasoning. Heat the oil in a pan on high heat and cock for 6 - 7 minutes, turning once. Transfer the chicken breasts to a baking tray and put into the oven for about 5 minutes.

When the time is up, turn on the grill and sprinkle the chicken breasts with a couple of tablespoons of parmesan cheese and put them under the grill until the cheese has melted.

In the meantime put the bacon, onion, cream and pepper in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Keep it simmering for 5 - 6 minutes to reduce, then stir in the butter on tablespoon at a time. Once the butter has melted, stir in the remaining parmesan cheese.

Put the rice and chicken on a plate and cover with the sauce.



  1. Det finns ju ett 'ordspråk, eller kanske snarare talesätt som lyder: "Man kan äta allt, men inte alltid."
    Det stämmer väl ganska bra i jjust det här fallet?

    Låter mäktigt, men väldigt gott!

  2. Det talesattet funkar perfekt for det har tillfallet ;)

    Det konstiga, eller kanske bra, med den har ratten ar hur bra allting funkar tillsammans. Nar man laser receptet och/eller lagar den sa later det valdigt stoffigt. Men nar du har den pa tallriken so hjalper alla smakerna varandra och det hela smakar helt underbart som Askungen hade sagt... ;)

  3. anything with double cream and bacon is a winner in my book!

  4. Michele, it's true - you can't really fail with those two... ;)


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