Episode 220: Breaking with Tradition
Jacques breaks with tradition to make a Skillet Apple Charlotte cooked in a single pan. From a jar of mayonnaise, he makes a dressing -- that's his alone -- to serve with eggs, anchovies, and tomatoes in a Harlequin Salad. And when veal isn't an option for the classic scaloppine, Jacques chooses turkey breast for a twist in Turkey Scallopini with Morels served with Middle Eastern Couscous with Saffron.
Minute Recipe: Chicken Persillade
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When I'm in the supermarket and hear an announcement that there are chickens fresh out of the rotisserie, I buy one. Plump, brown, shiny, juicy, and eminently appetizing, these chickens are good cut into pieces and served on romaine or Boston lettuce with my personal enhancement, a persillade, on top.
Separate the leaves of packaged, prewashed organic romaine or Boston lettuce. Spread them out on a large platter. Sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Using kitchen shears, cut the rotisserie chicken into pieces, bones and all, and arrange on the salad. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet. When hot, add 2 tablespoons chopped shallots and 1 tablespoon chopped garlic. Cook for about 10 seconds. Add about 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley, cook for 20 to 30 seconds longer, and stir in the juice from the chicken container. Spoon over the chicken pieces. Serve.
4 to 6 main-course servings