Yes! Yes! Yes! This was absolutely wonderful in every way, if just a little bit time-consuming to make. The two kinds of rice complimented one another beautifully. And the chicken and fennel was a winner too. The mustard and orange added a little something special to the mix. Would I make this again? Oh most definitely. I might even make more so we could all have a little more because it was so yummy!
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Ella: I’ve loved smelling this all afternoon.
Kirstin: Yes. It’s quite possible that I would cook this again, just for the wonderful smell.
Tom: What do you think made it smell so good?
Kirstin: I reckon it was the star anise. Unfortunately we didn’t have any juice left, so I will have to just make this again!
Miles: Goodie! I loved it!
Miles: Is this piranha? Gah! There’s a piranha on my plate!
Tom: No, Miles. This is Great White Shark.
Miles: Is it really?
Tom: No. It’s salmon. It’s pink. What do you think of it?
Maureen: Tonight we are having roast pork and Irish champ, which is just another version of mashed potatoes.
Nicholas (8): You mean strange mashed potatoes.
Maureen: They’re not strange! I think they’re delicious.
Andrew (12): The roast pork is nice. It tastes like sausages.
Maureen: Well, it should, since sausages are made out of pork.
Tom: I thought this was very nice. A bit lighter than our usual Friday night sausage sauce. Was that because there was no red wine in it?
Kirstin: Possibly. I cooked the sausages for more time than she said so they became a little browned. And I liked the addition of a small amount of flat leaf parsley to add to the green. That and the fennel were two interesting additions!
Anna: I am so glad this meal is over. I couldn’t be bothered to even eat it. But I think I lost weight preparing it.
Kirstin: It took an hour an a half to chop and fry all those vegetables.
Anna: And that was with two people doing it! Think how long it would have taken one of us on our own. I don’t think it was very Provencale, either.
Kirstin: There’s no coriander in Provencale food.
Tom: Well, Lucas hits it out of the park again. Yum!
Kirstin: Home run? That’s American, right? What’s the English equivalent of a home run in cricket then?
Tom: I am not an expert on sport. You might say. I don’t think there is a home run in cricket.
Kirstin: Getting a 6. Isn’t that the same thing in cricket? I can do tennis! But I don’t think they have a name for hitting the ball out of the court, for obvious reasons.
Tom: Right. Well, anyway, this was fantastic. Just what I like.
Kirstin: Yes, it made the house smell amazing. And you’ve already asked if we can have it again.
Tom: Well you did ask if we should do it with the chicken skin on.