If you follow my Twitter you may have realized that lately I have been working with the Cooking Channel playing in the background. Aside from being distracted and hungry, it's quite inspiring. At the very least, it introduces you to new recipes, techniques and ingredients.
When I went grocery shopping today, it was definitely on my list of recipes for the week, but since I had plans for other meals for the next few days, it wouldn't be until later in the week that I could make them. Since sometimes plans changed, I decided to get the spices and other ingredients needed, but wait to get the lamb chops the day I was going to make it.
Usually on grocery day I makes something quick or simple. I had planned to make baked chicken and use some leftover salad "fixins'" from earlier in the week for a quick summer salad. After getting home and putting away groceries, I put the chicken thighs in the oven. Usually I just sprinkle a little salt and pepper on them, but this time I decided to do something different.
One of the ingredients in the grilled lamb was Herb de Provence, a mixture of dried herbs typical of the Provence region of southeast France. After brushing oil over each piece of chicken, I sprinkled each with the Herb de Provence as well as salt and fresh ground pepper. I baked it in the oven at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
It was in the oven barely 10 minutes when the smells of heavenly goodness started to permiated the kitchen. Oh, my goodness! It was so amazing!
Herb de Provence is definitely a spice I will be experimenting with again ... And soon!!