Tonight, I was met with a small dilema. I had all of the ingredients for a really great recipe….Or so I thought. I was actually missing two ingredients. These are the times when you just have to figure it out. Our local grocery store around the corner is horrible and sparse on healthy ingredients. Running to the store was not an option.
This is the true test of a busy parent and home cook. My broiler is my bff when I’m in a pinch. I threw some chicken in for 10 minutes, seasoned with salt and pepper. The true star of this dish is the apple topping. I think this saved the whole dish! It would be great on any type of meat like chicken or pork.
Sauteed Apple Side Dish
- 3 Sweet Red Apples (Like Gala or Fuji)
- Basil Infused Olive Oil
- Fresh or Dried Organic Thyme (Both work.)
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Add olive oil to a large saute pan.
- Sprinkle the thyme leaves into the oil. Don’t go crazy. Just a pinch or two.
- Turn on the heat to medium high and allow the pan to get hot so that the apples sizzle when they hit the pan.
- Add the apples to the pan and stir frequently.
- Add a touch of pink Himalayan salt.
- Continue to stir frequently for 10 to 15 minutes or until the apples have started to turn a lovely, golden brown.
- Put on the top or side of any dish to enjoy!
This is just a simple trick to keep in your back pocket for nights when you need something extra delicious, without sacrificing hours in the kitchen. It’s fast to whip up and is out of this world! I think the basil infused olive oil gives it it’s extra oomph. You can find this ingredient at local tasting shops, online, or you might look into making your own. (When I learn how I will make sure to share my experience.)
I hope you enjoy this little tid bit of a recipe. I’m sending you sweet side dishes from my Common Sense Kitchen to yours. Make sure you come back next time to see what this Improvising, Infused Olive Oil Love, Common Sense Cook will do. Don’t forget you can subscribe for an email notification, follow me on Facebook and many more social media platforms.
-Ami M. Lee, The Common Sense Cook