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Pan-seared poultry & peas. Prepared promptly.

Posted by chris on May 28th, 2009 2 comments

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  • All-natural, free-range chicken. Pan-seared. Olive oil, paprika, salt & pepper. (Complicated, isn’t it?)
  • Organic petite peas, nitrate-free pancetta, shallots.
  • Drizzled olive oil.
  • No butter.

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Serious Salmon & Quick Asparagus

Posted by chris on Feb 12th, 2009 add a comment

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My dinner tonight: salmon poached with lemon & lime slices, pinot grigio and minced shallots. The white wine made me feel like a grown up, but I’m not totally sold on the idea of poached salmon, yet. It tasted great, but I don’t think there was a lot of difference between poaching & other cooking methods. I’ll give it another shot sometime.

The sauce (pictured below) was created by reducing the liquid I used to poach the salmon. With some added juice from an orange, brown sugar and honey.

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Asparagus. Quicker.

Ready?

  1. Turn on your broiler
  2. While you wait for it to heat up, toss asparagus with olive oil, minced garlic, salt & pepper — you must get your hands dirty, don’t try to fight it
  3. Get baking sheet. Add aluminum foil. Add asparagus.
  4. Place the asparagus 4 inches away from broiler’s heating element
  5. Cook for 8 minutes, rearranging asparagus half-way through

Much better than all the boiling/steaming nonsense (which I’ve tried plenty of times). I’ve cooked asparagus several different ways, but this is the method I’m going with from now on. It’s faster, easier and tastes better. [resists urge to add something vulgar]

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Chicken, my hero!

Posted by Ana on Feb 10th, 2009 3 comments

Roasted Garlic Chicken

This was dinner last night. I have realized now that having a whole chicken in the freezer at all times it great for backup. You can’t ever go wrong with baking a whole chicken. You just marinade it and pop it in the oven! I followed this Roasted Garlic Recipe and it came out soooo good! Very easy to make too! My husband loved it. His eyes rolled to the back of his head when he took the first bite so that tells ya something! hahaha
ps. Sorry about the sucky picture quality. I took it with my cell phone.

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Mango this!

Posted by Ana on Feb 3rd, 2009 add a comment

Mango Chicken Curry
Everything is going my way (as far as the kitchen goes) this week. I’m not a very organized person at all. That includes the kitchen and food menu in my house. Every day wonder, “What am I going to cook today?” Guess what usually happens? We always end up eating out. So we end up spending more money, obviously.

This weekend I decided it was time for a change! Time for me to get organized in the kitchen and be a good cook! I sat down, and made a menu. My sister had mentioned this site called Simple Recipes by www.elise.com to me on IM a few weeks ago. She showed off to me a picture of her honey glazed chicken over iChat. Ummm… yes, she actually took a picture of her nekid cooked chicken and showed it off to me. It looked so good! She’s very organized in the kitchen and she cooks delicious. She inspired me so I decided to try that recipe myself. It was good! So when I was making a food menu this weekend, I decided to refer back to the same recipe website and pick some more recipes to include in my menu. This was one of them. The Mango Chicken Curry. My husband and I love Indian Food and since we don’t have an Indian Restaurant here in town, this is as close as it’s going to get. It was very easy to follow and it turned out great! OMG, the smell of the ginger… the curry… the garlic… Oh gosh! I swear I think I burnt my nose hair just sniffing that stuff simmering in the pot! LOL

My husband loved the Mango Chicken Curry. So much so, he growled at me when I went to serve myself seconds! He wanted to make sure I was leaving him enough to take to work for lunch the next day. haha I can already tell this recipe will be a favorite in this household. Mmmm…