With me going up to Gothenburg the following morning – I didn’t want to shop anything.
And also to get raw shrimps, king prawns or scampi – is nearly impossible here in Landskrona. First of all we only buy shrimps boiled, king prawns we can get because the environment issues – we don’t have them in our waters and the farming of them are destroying the environment – scampi fare too expensive to buy fresh .. for an everyday meal.
So I decided to use chicken. Chicken breast or fillet is something I always have in my freezer. Had all ingredients at home. I cut the chicken breast in big chunks the seasoning with freshly ground black peppar and sea salt.
I followed Bebe’s instructions, but I change the recipe slightly I also added coarse grated parmesan, about 1 table spoons per portion, to melted herb butter and I also added a very small amount of Findus frozen chopped red chilli and Findus Herbs de Provencal. Plus when I use wine for cooking I always use small amount of sugar, to take the sharpness out it. Sure Mr Gordon Ramsey wouldn’t be too happy about that. First I had the dish covered with folio for about 10 min – after that I cooked the chicken future for another 10 min. For pasta I use dried Fettuccine and it needed about 7 min cooking time.
Fantastic dish – quick, easy and very tasty. I wished I had cooked a little more pasta because I had some of that fantastic herb butter left.
Have to rename the dish after changing Bebe’s recipe a bit, and it has to be – Garlic and Parmesan Baked Chicken served with Fettuccine.
This is something I will keep on doing, especially when I don’t feel for dash to the supermarket. My kitchen smelled so heavenly for hours after I had my meal.
Because my kitchen had that wonderful smell of Italian cooking for hours and of course for the pasta, I can only chose Italian music as my cloud. Even if it’s written for Hollywood in Italy by Nino Rota – I have chosen the love theme from “The Good Father”. Released in 1972 and on CD in 1991. Magnificent piece of music. Who can forget the scene where the car with Michael’s Italian wife, Apollonia, blow up??? Just like the scene with horse head in the bed. All 3 movies are very high up on my top chart of my most enjoyed movies. Have to watch them again very soon. Nino Rota was nominated for Oscars Best Original Score in 1973, but was disqualified. Nino died in 1979 and did the music to the first 2 films.
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
Don Vito Corleone
Photo provided by and thanks to – The Godfather Gallery: