Chicken Fajitas with fresh salsa. To make the salsa grill bell pepper, onion and garlic. De seed 4 vine tomatoes and a small handful of cilantro. Everything into the food processor with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. For the fajita filling slice red onion, bell pepper and chicken breast. Add a tsp of cumin and smoked paprika. Olive oil, salt and pepper with the juice of a lime. Grill on a grill pan until done, serve with whatever fresh ingredients you like.
Piri Piri chicken night! Rub chicken down well with Piri Piri and cook on indirect 400F for 2 hours or so. Crisp outside, moist inside.
Wasabi ginger chicken, with edamame, red peppers, corn and carrots. Cook down and onion and some fresh garlic in a wok, add chicken beasts and sesame seeds. Add the veggies and the sauce and serve over rice. Simple and quick.
Turkey soup! Take whatever bones and such you have and boil it hard for 4 hours with bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper. Add fresh mushrooms, Turkey, celery, carrots and pearl barley. Simmer for a few hours. Great way to use up the last of the bird.
Fixings for thanksgiving dinner. Cook a pound of bacon and a good couple pounds of sliced Brussels sprouts with wortchestire sauce and salt and pepper. Mashed potatoes, and stuffing. The turkey was moist and flavourful and my guests were well fed. Happy thanksgiving! (Canadian).
Thanksgiving turkey. Take 1.5 lbs of butter, and a good amount of fresh basil and Rosemary, also salt and pepper to make a lovely butter or the bird. Put about 1 pound under the skin and half a pound on the top. Put in the oven uncovered for 1 hour at 325f. Then add some quality bacon to the top, fresh rosemary, garlic and onion to the drippings. Cook coveted for 3hours or so. Then check the temperature of the breast. Once it’s 170F cook for 90 min uncovered at 400F. Remove the turkey and the bacon and put it on a platter covered in foil, then a couple towels overtop and let it rest for 2 hours. More to follow in the next post.
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Green Thai Curry. Peel and smash fresh lemongrass, cut and prep fresh ginger, cilantro, garlic, scallions, green chili, khafir lime leaves. Blitz them in the food processor with 3 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp fish sauce. This makes the curry paste. Finely slice asparagus and cube chicken breast. Cook the chicken breast and curry paste in a hot wok, then add a can of coconut milk and the asparagus and cook for a few more minutes. Salt,pepper and soy sauce to taste. Serve with fresh chopped red chili and cilantro leaves.
Blackened grilled chicken legs. Rub is kosher salt, black pepper, cumin, smoked paprika and chili pepper. Run liberally with the rub, and grill indirect for 2 hours or so at 400F. Crispy skin, moist meat. Great flavour.
Beef tenderloins, rubbed with steak spice, grilled hard and rested well. Served with veggies and wasabi ginger sauce and baked potatoes and fresh bacon bits. Check out the cook on the steak, proud of that.
Chicken, bacon and baby Bella mushroom Ragu. I use the term loosely because a Ragu is very specific. Cook bacon, boneless skinless chicken thighs, add a splash of balsamic and salt and pepper. Then add baby Bella mushrooms, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, oregano and basil and cook down. I felt like rice so that’s what I served it over. Could have used a bit more salt but it used a lot of things in the fridge up.
Souvlaki marinated pork chops and balsamic asparagus with bacon. Grill the chops on a grill pan, and start cooking the diced bacon. Add some balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper with the asparagus. Be careful to cook the pork all the way through, but not overcook to make sure it’s still moist.
Chicken mushroom Korma. Cook down onion, fresh garlic and ginger. Add chopped cilantro and a large green chili pepper. Then add chopped boneless skinless chicken thighs, chick peas, coconut milk and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and serve over rice.
Steak fajita salad. To make the salsa grill red onion, bell pepper and garlic. Put in the food processor with two large tomatoes, fresh cilantro, olive oil, salt and pepper. Season the steak with salt and pepper and grill. Slice the steak and serve over greens, with fresh bell pepper, cheddar cheese and the salsa.
Beef tenderloin steaks rubbed with steak spice, and grilled. Grilled green pepper and zucchini, seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Baked potatoes on the side.