Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Dairy

When I think of dairy, cheese is the first thing that comes to my mind. I LOVE CHEESE!!! "There are hundreds of different types of cheese that can be differentiated both by the type of milk - raw, skimmed or pasteurized, and by the animal - cow, goat, sheep, buffalo, horse or camel." (Cheese.Com)

There are so many types of cheeses and there is no better cheese resource than Cheese.Com. This website is a wealth of info about pretty much any cheese. You can search cheeses by name, country of origin, texture, milk, and it's even got some great cheese recipes like this:

Parmesan Chicken

Serves : 4

Ingredients :

4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
25 g plain flour
olie oil for frying
225 g / 8 oz Mozzarella cheese, sliced
60 ml / 4 tbsp Parmesan, freshly grated
30 ml / 2 tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs
salt and black pepper
TOMATO SAUCE
15 ml olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 celery stick
1 red pepper
1 garlic clove
400 g chopped tomatoes with basil
150 ml chicken stock
15 ml tomato puree
10 ml / 2 tbsp caster sugar

Steps :
1. First make the sauce. Take a frying pan and heat the oil, adding celery onion, pepper. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. 2. Wash the meat properly and cut it into two small pieces. Put the flour in a shallow bowl and coat the chicken lightly. Then preheat the oven. 3. Heat the olive oil. Cook the chicken escalopes for 3 - 4 minutes. Spread half the tomato sauce in a large baking dish. Add the escalopes, the rest of the sauce and Mozzarella cheese. 4. After mix the Parmesan with breadcrumbs and sprinkle over Mozzarella. Put it into the oven for 20 - 30 minutes.

No matter how you slice it there is a cheese for every occasion! Join me next week for the theme Doughnuts and Pastry.

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