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Hearty chicken loaf and weekend shopping spree

May 26, 2008

I remember clearly when my hubby had announced our new posting to Beijing two and half years ago, I could only think of shopping and nothing else cropped up my mind. I had heard from my friends that it is a shopper paradise and for a person like me who goes crazy to see the Knick knacks would just love the varieties of porcelain potteries, paintings.

Name anything you would desire under the sky, this is the right place and that too all of it bargain able. Since it is now time to bid adieu to Beijing after such a long sojourn my friends suggested visiting this flea market which is a house for all the antiques and great paintings at throw away prices.

It is truly the equivalent of the Mecca, for all Chinese arts and crafts. Bargaining is the biggest mantra & way to go in Beijing, It is skill which u need to excel at and this knack of yours will help u succeed in getting the price in your own favor.


Last weakened we visited a great place called Panjayuan flea market, this was truly remarkable with almost 3000 shops spread over 48500 square meters under one roof selling all that stuff u love to collect, a must see in Beijing


Hilary Clinton also could not escape paying a visit to this flea market.


We wanted to get some paintings so this was the right place to visit.


We had this quick loaf for brunch and were all set for the weekend shopping spree.


Ingredients

2 chicken breast minced
1 hard boiled egg
3 tablespoon coriander chopped
1 tablespoon mint chopped
1/3 cup bread crumbs
fresh chilies diced
3 tablespoon onion minced
1 tablespoongarlic mince
1 tablespoonb ginger mince
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 egg beaten
Handful of nuts ( pistachios and blanched almonds )

Method

Mix all the ingredients except the boiled egg and marinate for at least an hour. Grease a loaf pan and fill the mix placing the boiled egg in the middle. Bake at 180โ€™C for one hour in a preheated oven.


Check with skewer test and serve it with salad and spicy coriander chutney.

Coriander chutney

1 bunch coriander leaves chopped
2 fresh green chillies
ยฝ tomato chopped
salt and lemon juice to taste
2 cloves garlic
Blend all the ingredients and thick chutney is ready to go.

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13 Comments

  • Reply notyet100 May 26, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    wow yummy,..nd lovely pics,..1`1s`1

  • Reply Arundathi May 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    that’s quite innovative to see an egg whole in the middle like that.

  • Reply Asha May 26, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    We make Meatloaf like this with ground beef, looks fab! I would love to shop there for knickknacks, how beautiful!:))

  • Reply Happy cook May 26, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Looks delicious.
    I want to come to the flea market ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sangeeth May 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    hope u had gr8 time in flea market…btw lovely recipe and pics look yummy!

  • Reply Trupti May 26, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    chicken loaf looks delicious..I love the idea of putting boiled egg in middle.
    Hey I want to ask you qestion from so many days? Did you felt earthquake? are you guys safe?

  • Reply Uma May 26, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    I am visiting beijing tomorrow. Show me around that flea market! Just kidding. Looks like you had a wonderful time shopping so many collectibles. I remember all this when we used to live in Hong Kong where there were so many such flea markets.

  • Reply Cham May 26, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Wow, what great flea market tour in China… I love to shopping… The chicken loaf sounds very interesting with egg

  • Reply meeso May 26, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    That is really neat to have the egg in the middle, quite different and looks tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Pearlsofeast May 26, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks dear friends for constant support and encouragement.
    Trupti we are fine here in Beijing,we just felt the tremor.

  • Reply Sagari May 27, 2008 at 10:59 am

    eggs in the middle looks so beautifulllll ,nice pics shibani

  • Reply ranji May 27, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    wow!!this is one creative recipe!!!i have never seen chicken loaf b4…and the egg in betwenn ..what an excellent idea…awesome:)

  • Reply Nithu May 29, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks for your participation. All the best…

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