I’m always looking for new, creative recipes to try – and you guys inspire me with your creativity! Whenever I read my favorite blogs (and you know who you are 😉 ), I bookmark any recipe that captures my fancy. Currently, my list of recipes I must try is longer than my arm … and my leg … and Maddie’s leg …
When I first saw Lazaro‘s Tostone with Braised Chicken, I knew I had to make this savory dish as soon as possible. The genius of this wildly international dish is its beautiful multilayered presentation. Check out Lazaro‘s blog for his tasty version – and see below for my take on the dish (restricted mostly by ingredient availability 🙂 ).
I began by braising the chicken breast … Lazaro, I know you’re a chicken leg man, so just ignore this part. Then I worked on the various layers. I don’t have Lazaro‘s secret pickled onions – so, caramelized onions it is!
Preparing the roasted tomato layer:
I had leftover broccoli in the fridge, so my economical tendency pushed me to combine it with an avocado to make: green super mash! I added a little olive oil, sweet paprika, and salt & pepper to the mix.
Smooth and rich.
And of course, the FRIED PLANTAINS.
I used a potato masher to flatten the fried plantain slices, which left them looking like inverted waffles.
Also, I only fried the plantain slices once. What?? Future-RD here, remember?
Constructed stacks, drizzled with a sauce made from deglazing the braising pan with chicken broth and white wine.
My taste buds are very glad I decided to make this dish. Cheers, Lazaro!
Next up in the recipe queue: muffins from the Muffin Queen!
With a name like Chocolate Mud Muffins, how could you go wrong?? And, I didn’t 🙂
Chocolate chip shot!
And, of course, a Scooby Doo version for Peter:
Thanks for the great recipe, Kelsey!
Q: Where do you get your recipe inspirations? What’s your favorite online recipe? Feel free to provide a link!