What I may once have called stealing, I will now rename “Sharing the love.” I’m constantly seeing recipes from other blogs that I want to recreate. In some cases, I only wish I could make something that looks that good. Other times, I actually do recreate what I see, or at least I try to. Sometimes I get distracted and make so many substitutions that it no longer resembles the original. My apologies to the cook. A couple nights ago I had pulled chicken out of the freezer and had yet to decide what to make with it. I was looking through recipes at Group Recipes when I saw a picture for Cumin and Coriander chicken. But wait, I had seen this before… Upon closer inspection, I realized it was a recipe from Stefanie of none other than the Cumin and Coriander blog.
I remember thinking to myself that I should make that chicken sometime but I didn’t copy down the recipe and since I have a memory the size of a peanut, I forgot all about it. Until now. And unlike most recipes that I try recreating, I actually had all the right ingredients. And then I took those ingredients and I actually followed the recipe. I really should try doing that more often, because it was great! The only difference in mine was that I sprinkled basil on top instead of coriander leaves. I think it’s fair enough to say I didn’t change anything. Stuff that’s sprinkled on top qualifies as garnish and garnish is interchangeable. It’s a well known fact. Stefanie suggested serving the chicken with roti, naan, or any other Indian flatbread. I served it with jasmine rice and veggies. I’m deeming that a valid substitution as well and it therefore I still remained within the boundaries of the given recipe. I deserve a gold star for attention to detail on this one. Well done Brilynn, well done.