Category Archives: chicken

Delish dinner to top off a crazy night of paper-writing

Well, grilled chicken, really.
I marinate the chicken breasts in my awesome cilantro sauce (cilantro+garlic+ EVoo into the blender), then pound them thin and grill them on high.
French fries tonight are Red Fire Farm potatoes, skin and all, sliced into 1/4″ little logs and fried in canola oil until golden. The secret to crispy fries to drying them off both before AND after frying and never, ever, ever salting them before you cook and dry them.
In other news, a week from today I’ll have my MBA.

Sorry about the crap phone picture!


Chicken Satay

We love getting chicken satay in restaurants. When I had some boneless/ skinless chicken thighs, I thought it would be really fun to try making the satay ourselves!

They went fast, so pretty staged pictures for you 🙂

You will need:

Chicken, thighs or breasts, cut into strips

For the marinade (measurements are approximate):

2-3 inches ginger

3-4 garlic cloves

juice of 2 limes

scallions, chopped

1 small onion, diced

soy sauce (maybe about 1/4 cup)

1 Tbsp sesame oil

You will also need a grill pan and some wooden skewers


– Marinate the chicken overnight, or at least of couple of hours

– Soak the wooden skewers in water and lime juice for at least 40 minutes

– Skewer the chicken, drying it off and shaking off the chunky marinade

– Grill ’em for 3-4 minutes per side (I used a grill pan)

Serve with a Spicy Peanut Sauce (this is a variation on the one on the Food Network website)

Spicy Peanut Sauce:

3 Tbsp smooth peanut butter

1/4 cup water

2 tsp fish sauce

1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp agave nectar

Whisk until smooth!


Dinner: Hearty Egg-drop Soup

No joke, I’m still eating this soup as I type this – it’s too good not to share!   AND it takes less than 30 minutes!

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VIA cooking


Oh man.  This past weekend was a daze of cooking, tasting and Fluff festival. By end of Sunday I was swearing profusely at social networking websites and thus endlessly amusing my boyfriend.

But you know what, it was totally worth it 🙂  I learned more about cooking savory dishes with coffee than i ever hoped, and we definitely ate some tasty stuff!

I cooked everything, from wings to chili, from pork shops to ribs and tiramisu!

See all of the dishes on my Recipes page. If I were to recommend a Beginner Coffee-and-Meat venture I would go either for the marinated steak or the beef stew. If you’re brave, try the Coffee-Crusted steak!

And now, here is what I’m wondering:

Cooking meat/ tofu with coffee? Weird or wonderful? (click to polldaddy to let me know what you think!)