I just started harvesting one of the garlic for this year, so I thought it was time to post this Garlic Chicken recipe. This is the version of this recipe for those that LOVE the stinking rose, so be warned that the garlic level is pretty high on this one. The other spices are pretty tame for one of my recipes because, in this dish they are just supporting actors and garlic plays the lead.
While I have been using fresh from the garden garlic cloves, this recipe is just as good with decent store bought, or even using the chopped garlic in a jar from Costco. The resuting dish just comes out a little different, that's all. In fact, I rather lke the results with the jarred garic as it seems to carmelize a little better than the fresh, but you give up that fresh garlic bite.
This is my version of the simply wonderful recipe that I found in The Chinese Kitchen by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo. This is one of those cases where I stick very close to the original recipe, as it really is that good.
Traditionally this dish is made with chicken thigh meat, but I find it is just as tasty using breast if it is what I have on hand.
There are just about as many ways to make jambalaya as there are ways to make chili. This is a Creole-style Jambalaya that uses tomatoes so it comes out with a sauce that is very red in color. I keep planning on playing around with recipes to make Cajun-style without the tomatoes, but this one is just so good that I never seem to get around to making it any other way.
After looking around for a good, dairy-free, chicken pot pie recipe that used quality ingredients, we came up with this one. As always, using veggies fresh from the garden makes it better, but it is still mighty tasty if you use frozen peas and carrots and such.
We choose to use spelt flour, but whole wheat works just as well. We figure that commercial foods tend to use wheat, so we generally use spelt in all our home made goods for the nutrional variety.
I love Thai Satay. Beef or pork is good stuff, but it is the chicken satay that I really love. A plate of these skewers served up with a dipping bowl of Peanut Sauce is the perfect appetizer for a thai dinner.
A traditional Mexican dish combining the wonderful flavors of tomatillo, green chiles and cilantro.
This recipe is much closer to how Kung Pao chicken is cooked in China, instead of how it tends to be cooked in restaurants here in the United States. Once you try this version, you will almost certainly stop ordering it at your local Chinese eatery.