Leftovers.

August 12, 2014 by  
Filed under General

Leftovers @ 7:21 pm:

 

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Leftovers @ 7:42 pm:

 

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Nobody likes leftovers.  Fake yourself out with a good-lookin’ plate.

 

p.s. yes I omitted an ingredient.  Planned an avocado fan, but it was a little too far leftover.  

 

Sweet-Hot Grilled Chicken Satay

August 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Summer Meal

Just so so good.  Like wow.    

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Slice boneless skinless chicken thighs into strips – probably get 3 or 4 strips from each.  Toss in canola oil, sea salt, cracked pepper and garlic powder.  Thread onto skewers.  

The sauce – on stovetop 3 parts teriyaki sauce, 1 part hoisin sauce, 1/2 part rice wine vinegar and a good squeeze of Sriracha.  Throw in some smashed garlic and ginger if you are feeling that.  Let all it simmer for 10 mins or so and taste – looking for sweet/salty/sour/spicy.  A touch of honey if you need some more sweet.  

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Grill the skewers until nearly done, remove from grill and brush all over with the sauce.  Return to the grill for just a minute.   Served this with jasmine rice and grilled zucchini (below).  No leftovers.  None.

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Thai-Style Spicy Mussels

July 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Summer Meal

Last week was “classic” mussels, let’s mix it up with a not-so-classic Thai style –  a little One Night in Bangkok after your April in Paris.  A little sweet, a little spicy - coconut milk, pineapple, fresh ginger, lime and hot hot serrano peppers – what’s not to love….

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Sauté chopped shallot, fresh ginger and serrano peppers in a bit of oil in a big pot or dutch oven.  Add one can coconut milk and the juice from a can of pineapple chunks.  Chop up the chunks a bit and add to the pot.  Add zest of a couple limes.  De-beard and steam mussels in your broth of awesomeness until just opened.  Turn it all into a dish (or serve in the dutch oven, as above) and garnish with chopped cilantro.

p.s. you can see the “classic” mussels from last week’s post in the background – we did a 2fer