We went for a walk, tootled around the island, saw the sights, went out for lunch, and we visited the antique shop.
I found a Lalique piece of glass at the antique shop.
Which I planned to use as a candle holder
it was quickly re purposed as a wine coaster!
The Rioja Spanish wine was Julie's suggestion...
I had never tasted it before and it's really a nice wine.
Julie is a friend, whom I consider to be a real "foodie"
she is passionate about cooking.
I would call her a gourmet cook.
She has a catering business...
if you have been a long time reader of my blog you may remember that she catered my 60th birthday party.
So when we perused what was fresh at the grocery store we had many options...
but I was swayed when she described the simple pasta dish Aglio e Olio
which she described as Italian Fast Food!
I was already salivating!
Here is the link to Chef John's version of the dish.
Thinly sliced garlic cloves cooking very gently in a good quality olive oil.
The pasta water is already boiling on the back burner.
We pounded the chicken breast quite flat,
coated it in flour
seasoned it lightly with salt and pepper
before sauteing it in a small amount of oil.
(The pasta is added to the pot of boiling water so that everything will be done at the same time.)
We flipped the chicken breast after it was golden brown...
cooked it on the other side
then added it to the sheet pan with the roasted cherry tomatoes.
We drained the pasta and popped in on top of a platter
added a generous handful of arugula
sliced the chicken breast
and added it
squeezed a half a lemon over top
drizzled the entire plate with a wee bit of balsamic vinegar.
Here is our tasty dinner.
Thank you to Julie!
Hope you try this recipe and if you do, I would love to hear from you.
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