Yesterday, I took my kids down to a local beach with a friend and we sat and watched a beached whale. He was only a year or two old, which was sad as he died so young. Walking in jeans up to your thighs is not the most comfortable feeling but it was really neat getting up pretty close to see such a spectacular creature. Just look at this beautiful baby.
Don't worry, I didn't cook up whale tonight! I just wanted to share with you what I saw today. Well, by the time I got home my tummy was growling and I was ready to cook up a yummy dish.
2 boneless chicken breasts, cooked
1/2 red pepper
1 small onion
5-6 garlic cloves
4-5 basil leaves
1 bay leaf
1 jar tomato sauce
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1 cup red wine
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
In a pan, cook up 2 boneless chicken breasts in a couple of tbsp oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper
Once chicken is cooked, add 1/2 red pepper, 1 small onion chopped and 5-6 garlic cloves, minced. Cook for 2-3 minutes
Pour in 1 cup red wine or use red cooking wine from your grocery store (please do not make the mistake of using red wine vinegar!)
Chop up your basil leaves and add to pot along with a bay leaf
Pour in a large jar of tomato sauce, 1/2 tsp red chili flakes and 1 tbsp sugar
Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Let simmer for at least an hour. This meal would actually be a great slow cooked meal as well. The longer it cooks the more flavor you will get. Before serving, cook up some linguine noodles according to package.