There is no season like autumn!
I simply love the atmosphere, the colors, the scent and the turning weather. Its nothing less than perfect. Last week we had an awesome drama-sky (they should have filmed a new season of vikings right here) and I spotted a few stems stretching them towards it.
Skewers! I needed to cook skewers! First, the idea suggested itself. Second, every guy on this planet simply loves all kind of skewers. Third, if you have hungarian heritage you are bound to choose cooking skewers as soon as the idea have been on the board.
As an autumn-fanatic I needed to cook skewers that represented all the cool autumn-shit: colorful, rich, not too loud, a little dizzy and refreshing.
What do you need?
- 1000g (~ 2,2 lbs) chicken breast (you may use turkey too)
- 1 zucchini (no need to take the round ones)
- 1 pumpkin, preferably butternut
- 3 onions, preferably red
- 6 slices of bacon (for six skewers)
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 lime
- 250g (~0,55 lbs) 1,5% yoghurt
- 1 cucumber
- salt, pepper &
- some mustard
- some balsamico
- some olive oil
- some thyme
You also need a trashcan.
A trashcan dressed in fur of course.
Unlucky him he eventually found out that all the delicious stuff he was hoping for was just … veggies and veggies and veggies. He slept the whole saté-part and just woke up for watching me cooking my autumn-ratatouille. Sad boy! (His master carefully removed the spits and invited the fur-trashcan to eat two whole satés ;-))
But let’s keep going.
What do you do?
- Unpack, rinse and dice the chicken (or turkey) breast
- Skin the onion and slice into quarters
- Skin the pumpkin and dice it
- Rinse and dice the zucchini
- Build the skewers out of onion, zucchini, pumkin, bacon & chicken
- Put two ! pan liners onto a baking tray
- Slice the tomatoes and put them onto the pan liner
- Add all of the skewers and add some thyme as well as the spices
- Sprinkle some olive oil over the skewers and wrap them into the pan liner
- Do you remember my oven chicken? Here you can have an additional look on how the pan liner stuff is going to work :)
- Bake everyting for about 30 minutes at 180° (356F)
- For the tzatziki you need to combine the yoguhrt with the limejuice and add some spices such as salt, pepper and onion. Rub the cucumber and add it. Let it rest in the fridge for at least one hour before serving.
Above you can see how to build the skewers.
Play some Saté-Yenga :-)
And finally, the Food Couture!
Oh, forget to tell ya: if you have some parmesan left, add it. Wonderful combination!
PS. Did I mention this fucking awesome meal is clean? No? It is clean.
PPS. One more autumn impression.