Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sarah's Thai Noodles

Another from a friend.

Boil 8 oz. Wide Rice Stick Noodles.

Meanwhile saute:
1 1/2 tsp green curry paste for 30 seconds.
3 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbsp finsh sauce
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp vinegar
Saute for about 45 seconds.
Add one can of coconut milk.
Add a bunch of veggies. (i use broccoli, carrots & peppers)
Add cooked meat (i like chicken & shrimp.)
Add noddles.

Mix 2 eggs, and pour into 1 Tbsp oil in another frying pan. Sprinkle with basil and cook. Cut into strips and toss with other stuff.

(the more curry paste you add the hotter it will be, so the less the more mild)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sticky Chicken

This comes from my a friend Jody.

4-6 chicken breasts
1/4 cup corn starch
1 egg

Beat egg sligthly to break up the yolk. Then dip the chicken in the cornstarch and then the egg. Fry in a bit of oil.

Mix together for Sauce:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp chicken oxo
4 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp soya sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp corn starch

Place chicken in 9x13 pan and pour sauce over top. Bake in oven at 350 for 1 hour. Serve with rice.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

1/4 cup sundried tomato and oregano dressing or italian dressing
4 small chicken breasts
1 tomato finely chopped
1/2 cup of shredded cheese
1 tsp dried basil

Place foil over half of BBQ; preheat to medium. Pour 2 Tbsp of dressing over chicken in resealable plastic bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat chicken with dressing. Refrigerate 10 min.
Grill chicken on uncovered BBQ 6 min. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, cheese, basil, and remaining dressing.
Turn chicken over; place cooked side up, on foil on BBQ. Top evenly with tomato mixture. Close lid. Grill additional 8 min or until cooked.
I know I don't have a BBQ, but it is still good on a kitchen grill, and I'm sure even better on a BBQ!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Parmesan Chicken

12 chicken drumsticks
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt

1. In a shallow bowl, mix together salt, pepper, and cheese. In a separate bowl, beat egg until lemon colored. Dip chicken in egg, coating well. Roll in cheese.
2. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until brown.

(Really easy and really quick)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Baked Peanut Tandoori Chicken

1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 Tbsp tandoori curry paste
3 Tbsp tikka curry paste
2 Tbsp grated ginger root
3 cloves of garlic
juice of 1 lemon
4 bonless skinless chicken breasts
Garnish: peanuts & fresh cilantro

In a blender, combine yogurt, coriander leaves, peanut butter, tandoori paste, tikka paste, ginger, garlic amd lemon juice. Puree til smooth.
Put chicken in shallow glass baking dish. Pour marinade over and turn to coat. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours (or up to 24).
Preheat oven to 450•. Transfer marinade coated chicken to a baking sheet. Bake chicken in center of oven for 15 - 18 minutes or til cooked through. (throw away the rest of the marinade.)
Let chicken rest for 4-5 minutes before serving. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Favorite Pasta Salad

This ons is totally different that other pasta salads.
Love it.

1/2 lb spiral pasta (fusilli)
Olive oil
1 lb medium diced ripe tomatoes
3/4 cup good black olives, pitted and diced
1 lb fresh mozzarella, medium diced
6 sun-dried tomatoes on oil, drained and chopped

5 sun-dried tomatoes on oil, drained
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
6 TBsp good olive oil
1 garlic clode, diced
1 tsp capers, drained
2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp pepper (freshly ground if you have it)
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (if I don't have it I use that fake stuff sometimes - but fresh is best!)
1 cup packed basil leaves (or substitute some dried basil)

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Boil for 12 minutes or according to the package. Drain well and allow to cool. Place pasta in a bowl and add tomatoes, oilves, mozzeralla and chopped sun-dried tomoatoes.
For dressing, combine sundried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt and pepper in a food processor til smooth. (i do mine in a cup with one of those standing up mixer thingies -kwim?)
Pour dressing over pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and basil, toss well.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Summer Salads!


I hope everybody is getting use of this here and there. I'll be getting back into it since no one is cooking for me anymore. I'm loving every single recipe I have tried!

I thought it would be fun for everyone to put up their favorite summer salad for your next one. Even if it's the easiest thing ever, put it up. Wait, especially if it's the easiest thing ever put it up. I'm sure everyone has had this yummiest ever salad I just put up, but maybe you never had the recipe for it. Now you do! Soon we'll have to do a dessert post too!

Can't wait!


2 bunches of broccoli cut small
1 medium purple onion
6 strips of bacon cooked crisped and chopped
1/2 cup of raisins (optional)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (optional)

1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt