Sunday, January 17, 2010

Faux "Chicken" and Dumplings

So far we've been good about keeping our dish a week pledge. But we have not, as of yet, shared any tasty food with our neighbors.  And we like them.  Soooo, Saturday we decided to have us a little dinner party! 



Joey and Rebecca 
poor neglected neighbors

 
bitty kitchen table

We made faux chicken and dumplings. This dish has always been one of my favorite cold weather comfort foods.

Faux "Chicken":
2 boxes Quorn Cutlets
4 cups water
2 cups Veggie or No-Chicken broth
3 carrots
3 stalks of celery
1 small onion
frozen peas
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
fresh ground pepper

Dumplings:
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk

Defrost Quorn Cutlets, chop into bite-sized pieces and set aside (when defrosting, add a little broth and cover so they don't dry out).   Pour broth and water into a large pot and bring to a boil.  Add salt and simmer chopped onions, carrots, celery and peas for 5 minutes.  Drain the veggies and set them aside also reserving the broth.





To make the dumplings combine dry ingredients and then cut in the shortening until it is the texture of a coarse meal.  Add the buttermilk and combine only until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Its not necessary to roll out the dough unless you just really want to use a rolling pin.


 

Put the reserved broth back into the pot and bring to a boil and add fresh ground pepper.  Pinch off 1 1/2 inch pieces of dough and drop them into the broth a few at a time.  Adding a bit of milk to the broth will help thicken the mixture.  Reduce the heat to medium low and stir periodically for 8-10 minutes.  Add the Quorn and veggies back to the pot and cook until warm.  


 
 

Everyone enjoyed the yummy results.  Yay for good food, good friends and sharing!


Rebecca and Joey
no longer neglected!


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3 comments:

  1. And now you have live witnesses to the deliciousness. Thanks!

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  2. It was indeed awesome, y'all. Thanks again for having us over! :)

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  3. Cute pre and post pictures with the bowls!

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