There are some foods that combine well in cooking but there is no better culinary connection than that that exist between some organic free range chicken (Kuku Kienyeji) and some fresh green peas, best be organic too for the best taste or that of Coriander and carrots, the combos are just deadly. I call this my signature dish and I have worked a couple of years to master the recipe and cooking style of this delectable piece of edible art and need not to mention, it is super healthy and absolutely no chemical used at all. So, without much without further adieu, let’s get down to business.
Organically raised free range birds are free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) since they are fed with organic feed. Inorganic chicken are injected with all kinds of growth hormones to make them grow fast and these hormones have been proved to be cancerous so when you think that kienyeji chicken is expensive, it is actually cheap! because the psychological and economical costs of treating and managing cancer are very expensive in Kenya.
Green peas, like any other vegetable, is rich in antioxidants which are a good bet against cancer. Cultivation of green peas is also beneficial to farmers since this legume is world renown for it’s nitrogen fixing capabilities and hence one does not need to buy commercial fertilizers, Some organic farming tips :-).
Coriander-Carrot Salad Recipe
- 2 bunches of Fresh coriander
- 2 Medium-sized carrots
- 3 tablespoons of Italian Extra Virgin Olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 green lemon
Chop the coriander, grate the carrots, dress with the olive oil, honey and lemon juice. Season with the salt and you don’t have to use the peppers if you are not peppery but the other constituents are mandatory ;-). Nicely Wash the green lemon and grate out the zest (the skin/rind not only has the highest amount of nutrients, it also contains some nourishment that the inner flesh and juice lack). Marinate in the fridge for 6 hours max or 30 minutes if you don’t have the time. You can also put in an air-tight container and immerse in cold water.
Chicken Green Peas Curry
There are a million ways to cook chicken but my personal favourite is this curry with green peas which is unheard of to many cooks but combine perfectly and taste amazing on your palate.
- Free range organic chicken or kuku kienyeji preferably the thigh and/or breast which are my best cuts but a whole chicken will also do the job.
- 1 garlic bulb, 1 ginger rhizome, 2 red onions, 3 tomatoes
- 1 bunch of Asparagus, 1 bunch coriander both finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of oregano
- Spices; Paprika, pure ground curry powder a tablespoon of each
- Sea Salt and Black & Cayenne peppers for the seasoning