A Chick with Sticks
A Chick with Sticks
I love to have things on the grill. It doesn't matter much to me where the inspiration of the grilled dish comes from as long as it ends up on my plate. I am not a picky eater. Nor am I a person who hates to have food touching on the plate. After all, where does it all end up? All mixed up in your belly.
A few weeks ago, the weather was in the 80s and I could hear the grill calling me. Okay, okay, I confess. It's easy on my if I prep the food and hubby does the grilling. I do quick sides while he is running in and out of the house checking the food. I get to sit down and knit. I love to knit so I am always looking for short cuts in my day so I will have more time to dedicate to knitting.
I have loads of cookbooks and some I use seasonly and others are dependable year round books. One would think this one would be a seasonal cookbook, but I have found plenty of good recipes that are wonderful no matter what time of year it is.
One of my most favorite recipes is Scallion Chicken Skewers. This is such an easy recipe that it's just silly. So here is one of the easiest recipes I know for year round grilling. The photo to the left is taken from the book itself.
Scallion Chicken Skewers
8-12 Thighs, skinned and boned, cut into 3-4 pieces each (chicken breast work perfectly well with this recipe too.)
About 12 schallions, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 TBS ginger puree or grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup fish sauce or soy sauce (recipes says about 1/4 cup)
1 TBS sesame oil
1 TBS sesame seeds, toasted in a dry skillet
1 TBS sugar
1 TBS corn oil (I used canola)
24-36 wooden or banboo satay sticks, soaked in water for 30 minutes.
Thread 1 piece of chicken and 1 piece of scallion onto each skewer. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a flat, shallow dish. Add the skewers and turn to coat.
Cover and chill for 3 hours or overnight, turning in the marinade from time to time.
Light an outdoor grill or preheat a broiler. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until done. Don't they look yummy? I took wanted to add more vegetables to our diet so I added some red bell peppers to the skewers. They gave the kabobs more color and eye appeal. Then I sauteed some bok choy and made some rice to round out the rest of the meal. Dinner is served!