Fresh lemon and briny capers come together in a piquant buttery sauce that can be served over chicken, pork, or fish for a satisfying meal any day of the week.
I was talking with a friend the other night who happens to also be a food enthusiast. We were comparing our ideas of the perfect meal.
Mine was significantly less impressive than his. His dream meal detailed a well-seasoned slab of wagyu, shaved truffles, microgreens, and a glass of wine to finish it off. I was impressed, but I wasn’t sold.
Without intention, I live by the words, ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.’ Price tag doesn’t matter much to me. My ideal meal, and many who know me can attest to this, is either a good old fashioned hamburger and a side of fries, or something creamy but not too heavy.
I’ve always been this way. Less is more is another motto I live by, which I know my mother reading this right now is probably rolling her eyes. I said this to my friend the other night during our food debate who was actually slightly disappointed with my answer, and he said, No, less is less.
I’m still of the mindset that it doesn’t take much to make a good meal, more so, an unforgettable meal. The ingredients are just one element to the process. There’s mood, company, music, and love. Cooking is complex but not abstruse.
Take for instance today’s recipe. Another chicken dinner but completely transformed with just a handful of ingredients. You’re taking pan friend chicken but kicking it up with a silky butter sauce that is seasoned with bright lemon, capers, caramelized onions, and a splash of white wine. These are staple ingredients but when combined transform into something more.
So, I’ll restate my earlier sentiment with one caveat- less is more, when done right. 😉