Some days I feel like an amazing cook when it cobble together leftovers and make a fantastic dish.
The other day I made a roux for something else so I figured while I was at it, I’d make extra roux and save it for when I needed it. A few days ago I roasted a chicken and we only ate half of it so I saved it, even though I don’t like heated up roasted chicken, but figured I could some up with something to use it for. If nothing else, I’d make chicken salad and serve it in an avocado.
Wednesday when I made the Crash Hot Potatoes, I boiled the whole bag since I was pouring crab boil in the water. No need to waste crab boil.
Yesterday I decided to come up with a creation. I chopped the chicken, added more jalapeno to the roux, chopped green onions, cut the small potatoes in half and cleaned and cut up some carrots.
Since the potatoes had been boiled, I figured browning them in a bit of oil, with onions (which I didn’t have cut up yet when the first photo was taken) and the chopped jalapenos might give them a better texture.
Once the potatoes were a bit browned, I took them out of the pot. It would have been easier to brown the potatoes, remove them, then add the onions and peppers but . . live and learn.
Next, I added the roux to the pot, added about 2 cups of water, a bay leaf, salt, black pepper, chicken and the carrots, let that simmer for a while. Then I added the potatoes just to heat them up, and the green onions.
Vince came upstairs once, declared that whatever I was cooking smelled good all the way downstairs. He wanted to know if we were going to have rice. I told him I wasn’t sure . . it depended on how thick it ended up.
In the end, I served it over orzo with a bit of Parmesan cheese on top.
It was so delicious! I think I may heat up the leftovers and have it again today.