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.
During the late summer months, when the tomatoes, chiles, onion and garlic are all starting to ripen, I can just about live on this stuff.
It was actually a bit of a freak chance that I discovered how much better this salsa was when using cherry tomatoes. They were the first to ripen a couple of years ago, and the extra sweetness combined with the thin skin and small seeds made for a really wonderful salsa.
A traditional Mexican dish combining the wonderful flavors of tomatillo, green chiles and cilantro.
This is your basic green sauce for use on just about any sort of Mexican food.
I got hooked on the commercial Inner Beauty Real Hot Sauce back in the mid 90s while living in New England. I would buy it by the case. Then a few years ago, my supply ran out, and every place I checked was out of stock, so I found this recipe on the web. As it turns out, this was the recipe that the commercial version was based on, but with my own twists added.