Showing posts from June, 2014

BBQ Chicken - Hawaiian Style

I have no idea how authentic this recipe is, despite having been to Hawaii, but I can tell you this much: it's as tasty as Hawaii is beautiful. As Kat put it, she's not a fan of chicken thighs, but this marinade was made for them.


6 chicken thighs1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 cup water1/2 cup soy sauce2 cloves of garlic (fine mince)1/2 onion (chopped, I prefer a fine dice)1/2 tbsp fresh grated ginger1/2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper1/2 tbsp oregano1/2 tsp pepper flakes1/2 tsp paprika (smoked paprika is nice)1/2 tsp cayenne Whisk all of the ingredients (less the chicken) in a bowl until thoroughly mixed and then add in the chicken to cover. I usually use large freezer bags for marinating, I find them really convenient for getting coverage, but either a bowl or bag is fine. Place in fridge and marinate for at least an hour, but longer is better.

When ready, preheat the BBQ to medium (about 375℉) and oil the grates. To be fair, this is probably much, much, better over charcoal,…

Tasty Lime Sorbet

I love the taste of all citrus fruits, but there's something especially intense in the flavours when it comes to lime. This recipe revels in the taste of lime and it's really very easy to make. So, here's what you need:
6 juicy limes2 cups water1 1/4 cups sugar (and another 1/4 cup if you want to reduce the lime intensity a little)2 tbsp rum (or vodka)1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract Mix water and sugar together and heat at medium to melt the sugar into the water. Once melted, remove from heat and let cool. You're basically creating a very thin sugar syrup.
While that's going on, zest half the limes. Then juice all 6 limes, getting as much of the liquid as you can. You can mix the zest and the juice, it's all going in the mix anyways. You should have about 1 cup of juice. Then add to the juice the rum and the vanilla.
Note: The purpose of the rum is to change the mixture enough to prevent the sorbet from becoming an ice cube, you want to be able to scoop it. If you …

Quick Tip: Great Instructional Videos

Sometimes it's much better to see how something is done rather than getting a description. While you can certainly search around YouTube (and I do), there's a great source for instructional cooking videos from an obvious source: Martha Stewart. I find the videos to be clear and concise, not to mention well shot as you would expect.