Hainanese chicken is typically served with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and an array of highly-flavorful condiments. This dish is of Chinese origin; however, it is very popular in Singapore and Malaysia.
Moist and flavorful poached chicken is the secret to this wonderful dish.
The chicken is poached in an aromatic court bouillon. The accompanying rice is cooked with some of the chicken fat and stock-the end result is one super delicious rice.
The first time you make this dish it may seem to take a while to prepare, but it is well worth the effort. After a few tries you will see it is actually quite easy to make.
Here is the full text recipe for Hainanese Chicken, enjoy!
This bread is just fantastic, especially when it is served while still warm. It has huge flavor, wonderful texture and it is oh-so moist. Kimberley and I made this the other day and we ate almost half of it before we got a hold of our senses.
Chorizo sausage is mixed with Manchego cheese and green onions. These are then mixed with the usual eggs and flour, but there is also ricotta cheese and buttermilk for added moisture and flavor.
This bread is quite quick to make, considering how delicious it is. At least you don’t have to let it rise or anything. Just mix everything together and away you go.
If you eat it while it’s still warm, the cheese is all melty and chewy…yum! I can almost guarantee that you won’t be able to have just one piece. This bread is delicious on its own, but for a whole meal it would be great with something like a bowl of hot chili.
If you manage to have any leftovers, the bread is also great for breakfast. Once the bread is cold it is quite easy to slice in half. You can then toast it and top with a poached egg.
Here is the text recipe for this Chorizo-Manchego Cheese Quick Bread
Enjoy! Let me know what you think!
Ciao for now
This dish is said to be a regular item in the windy city of Chicago. Tender chicken and potatoes swimming in a garlicky herb white wine sauce. This one-pot meal is easy to prepare. Basically, you…sauté some seasoned chicken, then some potatoes. Next, you add some garlic and white wine. Then you let it cook and do its own thing.
After that, you can either finish it with sautéed mushrooms and green peas or you can add your own twist.
Another example of this Italian-American dish is to add lemon and artichokes, instead of the mushrooms. Again, go ahead and get creative. But no cheerios please!
Here is the full text recipe for Chicken Vesuvio that I made. Buon appetito!
(I guess if this is an Italian-American dish, I should really say “Ciao Homeys!”)
These soft and chewy cookies are the perfect balance of texture for me. They bake up slightly crispy, yet the inside is soft and chewy. I also added some chopped pecans and walnuts and a few chocolate chips for good measure, but honestly these cookies are great even when made without the added raisins, nuts or chocolate chips.
(click on the above photo for the recipe, or click here)
I was inspired to make cookies because Joe is away right now in Denver. He is on a Rouxbe-related business trip and, without him, life is just not the same. So, I thought, what the heck…I will bake cookies. They always seems to make everything seem better.
Of course I did not bake them all, I only baked a few and then froze the rest. That way, we can have a cookie or three whenever the mood strikes us.
I also took a picture of this new “Smart Oven” that we received from a company called Breville. It is so great! It’s basically a small convection oven. And, no, I am not getting paid to say anything about it. It is just a great little oven. Besides, any oven that has a cookie setting is clearly a “smart” oven :-)
Here is a link to the full recipe for the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.
Why not bake up a batch of these cookies and share them with friends or treat your co-workers. You just may be surprised at how a simple gesture of handing out a homemade cookie can change someones day!
Ciao for now