Sunday, December 02, 2007
Eating In: Mmm, Chicken
Now, I don't know about other families, but in mine a BBQ just isn't a BBQ unless you have at least three different types of meat or meat-product. Last night I had a BBQ at my place with my dad and his lady-wench and, true to family tradition, I had meat three ways: sausages, steak, and chicken. Of course there's some salad involved as well - coleslaw, lettuce, tomato, cheese...
With the chicken I decided to try a variation on a idea Ollie (who I went to uni with) gave me years ago, so I cubed a single breast from what must have been some type of mutant chicken, based on the size of it, and marinated it in a small-jar's-worth of dijonnaise for an hour or so (personally I love Maille brand dijonnaise). I then threaded it on the skewers with pieces of onion and green capsicum. I'm really annoyed that I didn't take pictures - they looked lovely and fresh and yummy. Maybe next time. But what really blew my mind was my dinner tonight.
After making enough skewers for the three of us there was plenty of chicken, capsicum and onion left, so I threw it all together in the marinade and left it in the fridge overnight. Tonight I cooked it up in a frypan with a little added chilli, a little garlic, and a tiny amount of brown sugar and dished it up on top of jasmine rice.
It might not look all that pretty, but DAMN it was good. Try it - you won't be sorry.