The Friday Family Meal: Freakishly Easy Tuscan Feast (plus a microscopic Italian language lesson)

This is one of those meals that teaches kids the very important (and under taught) lesson that dark chicken meat is much more flavorful than breast meat and thus needs much less adornment. It also takes about 17 minutes to make.

Pollo alla Griglia (Why not teach them how to say “grilled chicken” in Italian while you’re at it?)

One package organic chicken thighs, boned and flattened
One sprig fresh chopped rosemary
salt and pepper
A little olive oil
A lemon, cut into wedges
salt and pepper

generously salt and pepper the chicken, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with rosemary, and grill over medium high heat (or saute over medium high heat) until done. Serve with lemon for squeezing over it.

Pane alla Griglia (yes, “grilled bread” in Italian)

Get some rustic white bread. Cut it. Grill it (or toast it, or broil it). Brush with olive oil. Rub in a clove of garlic.

Pomodoro y Basilico (uh huh, “tomato and basil” )

Tomatoes
Basil
salt and pepper

Chop them both up. Salt and pepper ‘em. If it’s not tomato season, drizzle with balsamic to boost the flavor.

—Hugh

Share
This entry was posted in recipes, The Gastrokids. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to The Friday Family Meal: Freakishly Easy Tuscan Feast (plus a microscopic Italian language lesson)

  1. matthew says:

    Wanna know a funny thing – we cooked exactly the same thing tonight, except instead of chicken we just added fresh made pesto to the bruschetta and munched on fresh mozzarella.
    great minds I guess….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>