After a pretty busy weekend where I had visits, I attended the enogastronomic walk and on Sunday I had the summer party organised by my boyfriend’s political party; it’s nice to be back into a more calm routine. Yesterday I had my weekly lunch with my mother and usually I make something vegetarian since we both like it but this time I wanted to make something a little different and so I came up with these mince chicken skewers and this honeyed carrot salad. With the chicken I paired some Emmentaler cheese that has a relatively sweet taste and its flavour goes well with the chicken meat and the honeyed carrot salad.
Cheesy Chicken Skewers with Honeyed Carrot Salad
Recipe for 4
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10-12 min
For the chicken:
600 g chicken minced meat
2 tbsp. breadcrumbs
2 tbsp. thyme leaves
1 tsp. mustard powder
optional: cayenne pepper
4 tbsp. grated Emmentaler cheese
1 large spring onion – only the bulb
salt and pepper
2 tbsp. olive oil
For the carrot salad:
3 tbsp. olive oil
1.5 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tbsp. runny honey
salt and pepper
1 tbsp chopped parsley
3 grated carrots – not too large ones
1 finely chopped spring onion (white part only)
For the carrot salad, in a bowl combine the olive oil, cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Mix well and add the carrots and parsley. Toss and leave to macerate.
Meanwhile in another bowl mix the minced chicken, breadcrumbs, thyme, mustard powder, grated cheese, salt, pepper and optionally the cayenne pepper. Finely chop the spring onion and add it to the rest of the mix. Blend all together and divide the mass into 8 equal parts. Take one part and with your hands form sausage like shapes; repeat with the rest of the meat. Insert a wooden skewer stick into each “sausage”.
Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil and place the skewers to colour on all sides and allow them to cook through for 10-12 minutes.
Serve the salad with the skewers and some crusty bread.