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Grilling Magic: Rubs, Butters, Marinades, Sauces, and Salsas for Easy Gourmet Meals

Grilling Magic: Rubs, Butters, Marinades, Sauces, and Salsas for Easy Gourmet Meals
All Photos: Kelly Rossiter I have to admit that I have come to grilling fairly late, because I always had my husband do it. I fell for the cliche that the grill was the domain of the man, but in fact, my husband doesn't really cook. Now I actually think about recipes for grilling instead of just tossing something onto the barbie. 1. It doesn't get any easier than using a spice rub to make your chicken, steak or pork tenderloin fantastic. Cajun Spice Mix: 3 tbsp dried thyme; 2 tbsp each paprika and packed brown sugar; 1 tbsp each ground cumin, dry mustard and hot pepper flakes; 1 tsp salt. Bombay Spice Mix: 3 tbsp each ground coriander and turmeric; 2 tsp ground cumin; 1 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp each cayenne pepper and dry mustard. Mediterranean Spice Mix: 3 tbsp dried rosemary; 2 tbsp each ground cumin and coriander; 1 tbsp dried oregano; 2 tsp cinnamon; 1/2 tsp salt. Mix the spices and then rub them onto the meat (or tofu!) The finished product below. 2. 3. 4. 5. I loved this salsa verde. Related:  chicken

Coca Cola Chicken Wings It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. Each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and in turn someone else will be assigned your blog. All you have to do is choose a recipe, make it and blog about it on the specified date. The only rule is to keep it a secret! Recipe type: Appetiser Cuisine: American 900 gms – 2 lbs. chicken wings (wings and drummettes separated) 60 ml - ¼ cup soy sauce 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp dry sherry or rice wine 175 ml – ¾ cup Coca-Cola Chopped chives for garnish Put the chicken wings in a zip lock bag with half the soy sauce. (Linkup closed) Print Spiced Chipotle Honey Chicken with Sweet Potatoes I have been reading the most fabulous book. In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite is by Melissa Clark, author of "A Good Appetite" for The New York Times. I already loved her column, so I have been lusting after this book for quite some time. So the writing is superb, but the recipes are even better. I started with the Spiced Chipotle Honey Chicken with Sweet Potatoes. I've already made a few other recipes from this book, and I can't wait to make and share many more! One Year Ago: Sausage Stuffed MushroomsSpiced Chipotle Honey Chicken Breasts with Sweet Potatoesadapted from In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite, by Melissa Clark serves 6 In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, chipotles, garlic, honey, vinegar, salt, cumin, and cinnamon. Scatter the potatoes on the bottom of a roasting pan, and bake 15 minutes. Stir the potatoes. Divide the potatoes and chicken evenly among serving plates and drizzle with remaining honey and garnish with cilantro.

The Perfect Sunday Afternoon Sandwich Weekends come and go so fast, don’t they? By the time Sunday arrives, it seems like all of the things I needed to accomplish on the weekend are still hanging around- laundry, grocery shopping, and preparing for the work week ahead. Since my fridge is pretty bare once Sunday rolls around, it’s easy to fall into the trap of stopping at the sandwich shop on the corner by our apartment before we go grocery shopping. But if there is one thing we always have on hand in our freezer, it is bacon. I don’t use it very often, but Adam always seems to sneak a pound in our grocery cart “just to have on hand.” That boy loves bacon way too much! Before assembling the sandwiches, crisply cook slices of bacon. Before I started assembling the sandwiches, I cut avocado slices. Use a spoon to scoop out the cut pieces, and voila, you have perfectly sliced avocados to use on the sandwiches. Now to assemble: start by buttering one side of each piece of bread that will make up your sandwich.

Chicken Sliders with Yogurt Sauce Life of a food lover can never be boring! There is always something exciting right down the alley, whenever you need it. I am one of those who even dreams about food; I know for a normal person, I may come as way out of the boundaries of normal, but I do dream about food and wake up really hungry almost everyday. So as I said life of a food lover like me can never be boring!! Fattening… No Comments… Speaking of dreams, last night my dreams were invaded by ”Sliders” ,delicious mini burgers. Sliders are nothing but miniature burgers, small about 2-3 inches of bugery goodness; I like making strange words. These Chicken Sliders are really easy to make, I like to rest my mixture chicken and herbs for minimum 30 minutes for flavor to develop and get more mature but if you are in hurry make them right way, trust me they taste great. Perfect as party food, appetizers or even for the little fingers around the house, these Sliders are welcome by everyone with big smile… Ingredients Yogurt Sauce -

General Tso's Chicken Recipe At nearly any buffet or take-out place you can find General Tso’s Chicken. General Tso’s Chicken is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavors. It is a very popular dish throughout the United States and Canada. This is probably one of the best and easiest recipes around, you will be surprised at how little time it takes to prepare. I decided to get brave and use the boneless skinless chicken thighs, and I wasn’t disappointed. However, If you want to use chicken breasts that would work fine as well. Ingredients: 1lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1” chunks) 5 dried red chili peppers 3 green onions (sliced) 3 eggs (beaten) ½ cup cornstarch oil (for frying)Sauce-1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons rice wine 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch Cooking Instructions: Step 1: In a large mixing bowl combine cornstarch and beaten eggs. Step 3: Heat deep fryer or wok to 375 degrees and deep fried chicken bits in batches.

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Baked Four years ago I held him in my arms for the very first time. I still remember those little tiny toes and those big bright eyes. Today my precious little angle is a four year old little man. “Happy Birthday My Precious!!!” Today I want to share with you all, the recipe for my son’s favorite chicken nuggets, “Parmesan and Herb Baked Chicken Nuggets”. I hope you will try these and enjoy them!! Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets Ingredients Chicken Nuggets- Chicken boneless/skinless – 1lb, cut into small pieces (I use white meat). Dipping Sauce- Yogurt – 1 cup. Instructions Preheat the oven to 375F, lined the baking sheet with parchment paper. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Baked and Breaded Avocado Bites These vegan avocado bites are baked instead of fried, making them a healthier option for avocado lovers everywhere! How will you eat them? Try creating the perfect pairing by adding the bites to some fresh-cut French fries for a vegan version of “fish and chips,” using them to accent a light salad with a citrus dressing, or layering them on a baguette with tomato, onion, arugula, and vegan mayo for an out-of-this-world sandwich. 2 large Hass avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into bite-size pieces 1/2 cup Soy Milk 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 cup panko bread crumbs 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup flour Preheat the oven to 450°F.Whisk the soy milk and vegetable oil together in a small bowl.Combine the bread crumbs, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and stir well.Take a slice of avocado and roll in the flour. Notes Like what you see here? Follow OfficialPETA on Pinterest!

Butter Roasted Chicken with Rosemary and Sage I hope you’re eating turkey today. In fact, I hope you’re eating turkey, the sweetest of sweet potatoes, herby sausage stuffing, whole berry cranberry sauce, an ungodly amount of gravy, and pie(s). That’s what I’m doing, anyhow. But hopefully, when you’re good and done with your third plate of Thanksgiving dinner, you can begin to think about other birds. Chicken, for one. This recipe, buttery and so tender I dare use the word ‘succulent,’ is perfect for any season, any occasion, any guest. The chicken tastes garlicky, herby- a blend of sage and rosemary and thyme. If that last sentence sounded fresh, I meant it to. Enjoy Thanksgiving, friends. you’ll love it. 5 lb whole chicken1 lemon, halved3 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature3 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped3 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped1 sprig fresh rosemary, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepperPreheat your oven to 400 degrees F. serves 6

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls A few weeks ago I shared my recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pulls, a sweet pull apart bread. In the post I mentioned a savory cheesy version. I had several requests for the cheesy bread recipe. Well, you asked for it, you got it! I went with a cheddar bacon ranch bread. I knew these flavors would work well together since they are in my favorite dip, Crack Dip. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (a.k.a. 1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread 8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced 3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions.