The theme of the current Contrast Podcast is The Legs.
That photo makes me recall how much I really, really loved my Barbie Dolls. Always walking around on tip toe.
But, I digress. The Legs.
Go and have a listen here to songs all about The Legs.
While you are listening and all in a leggy mood, throw together these really scrumptious (ha! that word) thighs. My photo doesn’t even begin to show how crisp and lovely the skin on the chicken is.
I absolutely love the sun-dried tomato/caper/cornichon accompaniment. I really should use cornichons more often. Just to be able to say the word. Cornichon.
Crispy Chicken Thighs With Sun-dried Tomatoes And Cornichons
7 Tbs olive oil
8 chicken thighs, skin on
1 tsp oregano
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 Tbs sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 Tbs capers
1 Tbs cornichons, chopped
Large handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped
Buttered new potatoes and arugula leaves to serve
1. Heat 1 Tbs oil in a large frying pan. Season chicken with sea salt and pepper. Sprinkle with oregano then place in the pan skin side down. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes. Do not turn the thighs during this cooking time.
2. While the chicken is cooking mix the lemon zest and juice with the sun-dried tomatoes, the rest of the oil, the capers and the cornichons. Season to taste. Add the chopped parsley.
3. Turn the chicken after 20 minutes. It should be crispy and cooked through. Fry for another 2 minutes.
4. Serve the chicken with the sun-dried tomato mixture, buttered new potatoes and a scattering of arugula.
Recipe from Great British Food Magazine
I happen to know quite a few songs that have to do with The Legs. But, I knew I wanted to play Sea Legs by The Shins.
I am a huge Shins fan. For a lyric lover like myself, their music catalog is heaven on earth.
Take these lines from Sea Legs:
“Girl, if you’re a seascape
I’m a listing boat, for the thing carries every hope.
I invest in a single light.
The choice is yours to be loved
Come away from an emptier boat.
And we got sea legs
And we’re off tonight
Can I’ve that to which they’ve no right?
You belong to a simpler time
I’m a victim to the impact of these words,
And this rhyme.
‘Cause when that dead moon
We’ve no time to start a protocol
To have us in.”
Also note that lovely transition in the music before the chorus. Fantastic.
The Shins-Sea Legs
Definitely check out The Shins on the band’s Website and buy their music there.