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      In the Kitchen with Sandra: Barbeque Treat

       
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      Aug. 30, 2013

      Summer may be winding down, and the kids are back in school, but that does not mean barbeque season is over! From vegetables to meat to fish to pizza… anything can be cooked on the barbeque today. All you need is a little imagination and your taste buds will be very happy campers. Sometimes to make a dish just right you need to spend a little more time in the kitchen. So here we go, this dish is full of fresh ingredients right out of the garden, with a little surprise garnish I could not wait to use!

      Barbequed Chicken & Vegetables

      INGREDIENTS
      1 tsp prepared honey mustard
      2 tsp balsamic vinegar
      1/8th cup olive oil
      2 artichokes from a can
      30 fresh cherry tomatoes
      2 cups fresh lettuce leaves washed and chopped
      2oz cubed brick cheese
      2 sprigs fresh parsley
      1 fresh zucchini sliced in four lengthwise
      1 fresh red pepper cut in four and seeded
      1 chicken breast cut in half lengthwise
      1 tsp barbeque seasoning
      1 tbsp olive oil
      2 tsp pickled daisy buds (optional)

      Begin by whisking together the honey mustard, balsamic and olive oil. This will be your dressing for your salad.  Toss together the lettuce, cherry tomatoes, artichokes and brick cheese. Set aside in the refrigerator until the meat and vegetable are ready.

      In a big bowl, toss together the zucchini, red peppers and chicken with the barbeque seasoning and olive oil.  On medium high heat on your barbeque, cook the chicken and vegetables thoroughly. About 15 to 20 minutes in flipping only once. Remove from the barbeque and put aside while you prepare the salad. Toss the salad with half the vinaigrette. Plate the chicken, vegetables and salad. Sprinkle with coarsely chopped parsley and drizzle the remaining vinaigrette.

      My surprise garnish is pickled daisy buds! What a treat! Found these on one of my road trips in our lovely province of Quebec. They resemble capers but are so much sweeter. Enjoy!

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