I’ve been relatively quiet these days, outside cleanup has taken a lot of my time just getting outside without bundling up is great. Lyn and I took a road trip, the ultimate test of the Prius, and gave a new meaning to a tank full of gas trip. We drove from Milford MA to Washington DC on about 10 gallons of gas about 58 MPG. Spent more of tolls than gas, heck spent more on what they pass off as food at service areas than on gas. You get closer to DC and it is rural and you soon come to the realization that there is nothing at the exits and the service areas are the only choice. Traffic gods were nice to us on the way down but on the way back they laid out one traffic jam after another. Amazingly enough after all these years of together we can still stay in a confined place together for long periods of time. Anyway we made it to DC and Missi even gave up her parking spot for us she guided us in over the phone as we drew close. It was a wonderful visit laid back and comfortable, individually they are great, together they are pretty perfect. Missi gently pounded the chicken as the 4 of us along with the cat and dog sat around the kitchen talking. Ever notice that the kitchen is the hang out room? This chicken immediately made it to my favorite list and yesterday we tried to duplicate, did a good job but I just could not duplicate that missing ingredient “Missi Love”.
Simple and delicious
- 4 (6-ounces) skinless boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped dill
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
- 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
- 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over hot charcoal (medium-high heat for gas)
Pound chicken 1/4 inch thick between 2 sheets of plastic wrap with flat side of a meat pounder or with a rolling pin.
Whisk together oil, dill, shallot, mustard, and vinegar in a large bowl. Set aside 1/4 cup.
Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, then add to dill mixture, turning to coat.
Toss tomatoes with reserved dill mixture and salt and pepper to taste if you want.
Grill chicken, turning once, until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes total.
Serve topped with relish.