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Chicken marinated in whiskey

Hello,

Recently was my birthday and one of the presents I’ve get was 2 bottles of whiskey, while one of them was fine for me I didn’t like too much the other one so I’ve started to think about recipes to use this whiskey, and tried this one. Easy and full of taste, and as a bonus a good choice for carry on a tupper. Nice!

Ingredients:

  • Chicken
  • Whiskey
  • Soy sauce
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary

Place the chicken pieces on a tray suitable for oven and make some incisions with a knife on the chicken. This will allow all the juices penetrate inside the chicken making it more tasty. Then add salt and ground pepper on each side of chicken pieces. Add also some soy sauce, rosemary, thyme, about 5 garlic cloves previously broken with some hand bangs, the juice of half lemon a bit of olive oil and finally some whiskey.

If you want some garnish, you can also add onion, potatoes, pepper, your favorite choice. Let rest one night on the fridge.

Next day take your oven to 350ºF (180ºC) and cook the chicken for one hour. I placed the chicken on a grill tray and under the chicken the tray with all the juices, you can flip the chicken pieces several times and carefully irrigate the chicken with the sauce.

Chicken marinated in whiskey

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

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Focaccia

Hello,

Focaccia is a typical bread in Italy served on a lot of places like a kind of fast food. At the end is similar to the pizza but using a thicker dough and less ingredients above than on a pizza. With this recipe it is really easy to prepare a tasty focaccia because there is no need to knead the dough, just mix with a wooden spoon or spatula.

The quantity of ingredients on this recipe depend on the amount of flour:

  • 10% of olive oil
  • 70% of water
  • 1% of baker’s yeast
  • 2% of salt

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Baker’s yeast
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary

First step is to weight the flour on the mold you will use later to bake the focaccia. Just cover the mold taking the flour a maximum height of about 1 to 2 centimetres (like 1 finger).

Then prepare a mix of 10% of olive oil with basil, oregano, rosemary and one garlic clove. I used a mix of olive oil and olive oil from a tin of dried tomatoes giving a nicer taste to focaccia. Process it with a mixer.

Add the flour on a big bowl, then add 1% of baker’s yeast (you will use double if it’s fresh baker’s yeast and will add later dissolved in water), mix well, add 2% of salt and mix again. Add the mix of olive oil and spices, reserving a small amount. Finally add 70% of warm water. Now just mix well the ingredients with a wooden spoon or spatula without the need of kneading which makes this recipe easier.

Cover with transparent film and let rest for 1 or 2 days.

After resting give it  a litte mix just to remove the gas formed during the fermentation. Paint the mold with a bit of olive oil painting the base and also the walls. Add the dough on the mold, trying to distribute all over the mold, cover with a cloth and let rest for 3-4 hours.

Then paint over the focaccia with the reserved oil and spices mix, make holes over the focaccia with a finger and if you want throw some ingredients above like for example I did with kalamata olives, you can also use onion cut on to stripes or a winner combination like tomato and fresh basil. Finally bake on the oven at 390º F (200º C) for about 20 minutes, and you have your focaccia ready.

Focaccia

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Chickpeas snacks

February 13, 2013 1 comment

Hi,

Sometimes you expect to do some recipe and you end up with another different one, this was one of these times. I was trying to cook a chickpea hamburguer and ended with these snacks, awesome.

Ingredients:

  • 200 gr chickpeas
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • A bunch or parsley

You need to left 200 gr of chickpeas on a big recipient with water all night, the recipient needs to be big because chickpeas will grown considerably. Strain the chickpeas and then crush them on a blender until the size of the crushed pieces are like 1/8 of a chickpea.

Add the crushed chickpeas on a bowl, and add also 2 crushed garlic cloves, a bit of chopped parsley, a bit of salt and one egg. Mix well everything and the add  enough breadcrumbs to dry a bit the mix.

On an oven tray place the chickpeas mix with the help of a mold, and then press them them strongly. Cook in the oven at 350º F for 25 minutes and your  chickpeas snacks are done.

Chickpeas snacks

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Marinated baked chicken

Hi,

This is for me a top recipe, it is easy, requires you near no time, it’s delicious, tender and juicy.

Ingredients (for 1-2 people):

  • Chicken (better drumsticks)
  • 2 onions
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Whine wine
  • Soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves

Let’s start putting the chicken on a food bag, and lets add salt, rosemary, thyme, a bit of soy sauce, a bit of olive oil, 4 or 5 garlic cloves crushed with your hands, 2 onions cut in about 10 pieces and finally cover all with white wine, do your best to close the food bag and let rest for one night in the fridge.

Next day place the chicken on an oven recipient, better with the skin on the up side and cook in the oven at 350ºF (180º C) for 90 minutes.

Marinated baked chicken

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Important potatoes

Hello!

This time I come again with a vegetarian recipe, but a really good one for winter cold days. It’s a typical spanish recipe original from Palencia, and very economic.

Ingredients (for 1 person):

  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • Saffron
  •  3 garlic cloves
  • A bunch of parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Paprika
  • 1 egg
  • Flour
  • White wine
  • About ½ litre of oil to fry

Let’s start peeling the potatoes and then slicing them, having slices about half centimetre thick. Pass each potato slices first through flour and then through a whisked egg.

Add oil in a pan or pot and wait for it to be hot, fry the potatoes in several batches for about 3 minutes. Then reserve them over paper towels in order to remove oil excess.

Chop an onion and put a bit of olive oil in a pot, then add the onion a bit of salt and 2 bay leaves. Stir from time to time and cook about 6-7 minutes. While cooking the onion put in a mortar 3 garlic cloves, a bit of saffron, a bit of salt and a bunch of parsly grinding them until well mixed.

Add a bit of white wine in the pot, the content of the mortar, one teaspoon of paprika and the already fried potatoes. Add enough water to cover the potatoes passing above like 2 fingers  and cook for 20 minutes. Instead of stiring it, just shake the pot in order to avoid break the potatoes.

Important potatoes

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Stuffed eggplant

Hi,

I’ve been thinking about a stuffed eggplant recipe for some time and finally I came out with my own recipe. This recipe is vegetarian, and probably you won’t miss to much meat here, I am not vegetarian myself, but I think it is also good to offer vegetarian recipes in my portfolio.

Ingredients (for 1 person)

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 100 gr feta cheese
  • 100 gr cheese for grating (Old Amsterdam, Parmesan …)
  • 100 gr cooked chickpeas
  • 3 garlic cloves

Let’s start preparing the eggplant cutting it in half, then make incisions with a knife on its pulp, one of them close to the skin. Those incisions are made in order to retire later the largest possible amount of pulp. Add also some salt and olive oil and cook in the oven at 350º F (180ºC) for 30 minutes. Once the eggplant is out of oven let rest for 20 minutes to prevent burning your finger while extracting as much pulp as you can, but being careful to not break the skin.

Chop the eggplant pulp as well as an onion and a tomato. To prepare the filling add a bit of olive oil in a pan and then add the onion, tomato and eggplant pulp. Stir it and add also 3 crushed garlic cloves, cook all for about 20 minutes at low fire, stiring frequently and adding some olive oil if the mix gets dry.

After that add 100 gr of cooked chickpeas with a bit of the water of the can, keep cooking until this water is evaporated and finally add 100 gr of feta cheese, stiring continously until the cheese is melted.

Now fill the eggplant with this mix and cook in the oven at 350ºF (180ºC) for 8 minutes, then activate the grill and add some grated cheese over the eggplant cooking it for 4 minutes more.

Stuffed egg plant

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

Chicken strogonoff

Hello,

Somedays ago I was just watching Gordon Ramsay’s recipe (click here to see) and it impressed me a lot so I reproduced it but with some differences ingredients. I bought Ras el hanout species some weeks ago and I thought about replacing the smoked paprika with this mix of species, and as long as I was not able to find sour cream (or even to know exactly what it is in Spanish) I replaced it with a yogurt. Well the results were amazing, so I am sharing with you this recipe.

Ingredients (for 2 people):

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 onions
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon Ras el hanout
  • 100 gr of mushrooms
  • ¼ litre chicken stock
  • ~ 125 ml white wine
  • 1 Yogurt (or sour cream)
  • A bunch of parsley

Let’s start cutting the chicken breasts into strips, put the strips on a bowl add a bit of salt and mix well. Now add 1 tablespoon of ras el hanout and mix again well. Ras el hanout it’s a typical mix of species from Morocco, you can find it for example in Amazon.com :). After mixing clean your hands with abundant water and soap, otherwhise your nails will be yellow for some days.

Now it’s time to cut the rest of ingredients, cut into julienne 2 onions, cut into strips two green peppers, having each strip about one finger of length, cut in 4 about 100 gr of mushrooms and laminate 2 garlic cloves. Be sure to wash well your mushrooms, because if it remains some ground it could ruin your recipe, and it would be a pity.

In a pan add enough olive oil to cover the base, before oil gets too hot add the chicken breast, stir and cook for about 5 minutes. Then remove the chicken from the pan and reserve for later. In the same pan add the onion, green pepper, mushrooms and garlic as well as a bit of salt; cook them for about 10 minutes and stir frequently. After these 10 minutes add a bit of white wine (about 125 ml) and cook  for 5 minutes more, also stirring frequently.

After these 5 minutes put back the chicken in the pan, add about ¼ litre of chicken stock, a yogurt (or sour cream) and a bunch of chopped parsley. Mix well everything and stir frequently while cooking for 25 to 40 minutes. You need to cook it until there is almost no liquid.

You can also use half chicken breast per person, and add some steamed rice.

Chicken strogonoff

Music played in the video (Airport Lounge) was composed by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), also he is the owner of song’s rights which are released under a CC-BY license.

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