If you and your cat like to eat the same food (I just hope that you don’t have hairballs like your cat), then here is a recipe just for you to make a wonderful gourmet meal fit for you and your feline friend. The recipe is from “Real Food For Cats” by Patti Delmonte. Thanks Seattle PI for the recipe!
CHICKEN PAPRIKA (FOR CATS AND HUMANS)
Serves: 6 people, or 4 people and 2 or 3 cats
1 teaspoon corn oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons paprika
1 cup hot water
3 pounds of chicken, skinned, boned and cut into bite-size pieces
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
Fresh parsley, to garnish
Additional ingredients for cat portions:
1/4 cup cooked rice
1/2 teaspoon brewer’s yeast
1/2 teaspoon bone meal
In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over low heat. Add the garlic, salt, paprika and 1/2 cup of the hot water. Cover, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add the chicken, remaining water, carrot, potatoes and broth. Return to a simmer and cook another 10 minutes.
Add the tomatoes and red and green peppers. Stir well and simmer another 10 minutes. For people, garnish with parsley.
For cats, chop the chicken into smaller pieces, mix with rice, brewer’s yeast and bone meal. Allow to cool before serving.