There are days, treasured, peaceful days, when there is not much else to do but potter around the kitchen. Yesterday was one of those days.
I’ve been craving Coby’s meatloaf for a while now, after going through my recipe folder and ‘finding’ the recipe again. If you’ve never tried Coby’s meatloaf, the star of the show, apart from the moist, full of flavour loaf, is the wonderful sauce which includes a teaspoon of coffee. I can’t taste the coffee in the finished sauce, though I’m sure it must add a certain smoky, savoury depth to it.
Incidentally, Coby writes for The Clayton’s blog which I really enjoy reading.
I also made kokkinisto yesterday to the delight of my hubby! Kokkinisto is a Cypriot dish, very basic, very rustic and most importantly very delicious! I made my kokkinisto (kokkino is red in Greek) using chicken, but it can also be made with pork or lamb.
The chicken was marinaded, only for a few minutes in half a bottle of merlot, though any other decent red wine would also do, as long as it is full-bodied, not too light, then fried until golden. The potatoes are then marinaded in the same wine while the chicken is frying.
Once the chicken and potatoes are both golden brown, they are placed in a large pan, the wine is poured over along with seasoning and enough water to just cover them. They are cooked until the potatoes and chicken are cooked though. What you are left with is a dish with tenderly cooked chicken and potatoes and lots of beautiful sauce, just right for dunking bread in…Yummy! Sometimes I also fry cauliflower florets until golden and add them too.
Being as my son and daughter-in-law were coming to visit in the evening, I also made my Mom’s orange cake. You can find the recipe here.
It’s a very plain orange cake, nothing frilly or fancy, just good orangey flavour. It’s a big hit with all my family and if it makes them happy, then it makes me happy too.