Last weekend we attended a wedding in Melbourne Florida.
On Saturday evening we joined friends for dinner at Yellow Dog Cafe.
We enjoyed one of the best meals we've had in a long time. The restaurant has been famous for their Onion Crusted Chicken with a Caramel Citrus Glaze. They recently changed the menu offering to Grouper rather than Chicken. It was to die for..
Here's the recipe.
Onion Crusted Chicken or Grouper Makes 2 Servings
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 lb. boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to a ¼ inch thick
Salt and Pepper
1 egg, beaten
Crusted Onions (recipe below)
(For shortcut, use any store-bought crispy onions)
Caramel Citrus Glaze (see recipe below)
In a nonstick skillet, heat oil. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Dip chicken into beaten egg then into crusted onions. Place chicken in skillet. Cook for 10 minutes, turning once or until golden and cooked through. Spoon Glaze over chicken.
Serve over mashed potatoes or rice, if desired.
Crusted Onions Makes 2 Servings
1 large red onion, peeled and sliced
1 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp pepper
1 cup vegetable oil
In a large bowl, place onions in milk. In another large bowl, combine flour, cayenne and pepper. In a non-stick skillet, heat oil, in small batches, dredge milk coated onions in flour mixture. Place in skillet, fry for 5 minutes or until crispy. Remove and place on plate lined with paper towel (to blot excess grease); cool completely. Finely chop fried onions.
Caramel Citrus Glaze Makes 2 servings
4 strips of bacon, finely chopped
1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 tlbs. tomato puree
1 each orange, lemon and lime, juiced
In a non-stick skillet, cook bacon and onion 5 minutes or until onion is translucent. Add sugar, water and tomato puree. Reduce mixture until thick. Add citrus juices.
Chicken would be divine...but the grouper was absolutely awesome.
We started with a Baby Bleu Spinach salad with blueberries and ordered a bottle of Brancott Sauvignon Blanc. It was all so delicious and easy to make at home as well.
This is a $12 bottle of wine at the liquor store and really light and good.
(When it comes to cooking I'm all about shortcuts, so it will definitely be the store bought fried onions for me.)
The table is all set...
It's your turn. Let's talk.
Images via Yellow Dog Cafe, Providence Ltd. Eclectic Revisited