I liked the dish, and would have liked it even better with basil in it (I left it out because Steve doesn’t like basil). But it wasn’t great and Steve hated it (so maybe I should have just left in the basil!). So I’m not sure […]
Month: March 2016
I felt like having shrimp today and also wanted to try a different shrimp recipe. I used Yummly to find shrimp recipes and settled on this one from Turnip the Oven: http://turniptheoven.com/easy-baked-shrimp-with-garlic-and-herb-butter/ I loved the crunchy topping made with herbs (parsley and thyme), red […]
An easy dinner tonight. I had some flat iron steaks from Barham Family Farms, some cilantro and garlic, and while I didn’t have any fresh limes, I did have lime juice.
A friend had posted this recipe a long time ago and I only just got around to trying it. It is an easy way to prepare chicken that is tender and moist.
Serve with a warm ginger-soy vinaigrette and a tuft of pea shoots or micro-greens—or simply piping hot in a bowl of broth with snippets of chives. Serves 4
Rinse and dry 1 (4-pound) chicken and discard giblets. Tie the legs with kitchen string. Put the chicken in an 8-quart pot. Add cold water to cover, about 5 quarts. Add 2 tablespoons kosher salt. Cover pot. Cook over high heat for 20-25 minutes until you hear the water in the pot boiling rapidly. Do not lift cover. Remove pot from heat; let sit 3 hours. (No peeking!) Remove chicken from the broth. Cut into pieces, discard skin and bones. Don’t forget the meat from the wings. Serve warm with sauce below.
Warm Ginger-Soy Vinaigrette (optional): In small saucepan, stir together 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1/3 cup rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons mirin, 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon dark Asian sesame oil. Heat until just warm. Stir in 2 tablespoons minced scallions and 2 teaspoons slivered fresh ginger. Serve warm. Makes about 2/3 cup.
There are plenty of options for how to use this chicken.
I love Mexican Shrimp Cocktail–that wonderful mixture of shrimp and avocado, usually some onions, probably cilantro and lime, all in a V-8 style juice mixture. In my case, actual V-8. I had not made it at home before, but I had shrimp, avocado, cilantro, and […]