Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kaya's creme fraiche whole wheat spaghetti

Kaya requested that I share his abracadabra recipe with you and since I have (almost) adamant confidence in his cooking skills, I gladly accepted.

serves 4
total cooking time: aprox. 40 minutes

3/4 a pack of trader Joe's whole wheat spaghetti

Creme Fraiche
2 chicken breast
1 small squash
4 cloves garlic
1 large onion
leaves of aniseed root (if not substitute parsley)
10 hedgehog mushrooms
1 glass of quality white wine
black pepper
salt to taste
olive oil
canola oil

mix 1/4 part canola oil with olive oil on a nonstick pan and put the salted and black peppered chicken skin down on high heat for 3 minutes then lower the heat to turn over.
if the breasts are thick make two knife marks to increase heat penetration. Turn over 3-4 times as you cook then set aside. Don't worry if its not cooked entirely inside. Cube the chicken and set aside.

simmer the onion in the chicken pan within the chicken oil along with the garlic. Meanwhile in a different low pan boil the cubed squash with a lid on low heat for about 12 minutes
until a fork can easily penetrate the largest piece. Pour out excess water leaving about 5 tablespoons of the squash water

In a separate bowl whip 1 cup of creme fraiche with 2/3 cups water until foamy. As the onion and garlic turn caramel add black pepper and a little salt then add the cubes of squash
turn to high heat and pour in a glass of white wine let simmer for 5-6 minutes then add chicken and creme fraiche.
Let simmer for 7-8 minutes. then serve with spaghetti cooked 12 minutes aldente garnished with aniseed leaves.

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