The Joys of Fried Chicken

May 23rd, 2011

Fried Chicken Recipe

I am a sucker for fried chicken and can't seem to get enough of it. I grew up eating mom's karaage, a Japanese version of fried chicken that has been marinated in a mix of soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. It was my absolute favorite okazu and always a special treat to find in my little bento box. A crispy, well-seasoned skin that has been rendered of excess fat is a hallmark of well-made fried chicken everywhere. Cantonese style crispy fried chicken, Korean fried chicken, Popeye's, it does not matter, give me the chicken. Even if I am not familiar with the establishment and my instinct tells me no, if I see fried chicken in the restaurant menu, it's difficult to deviate from the idea of putting my lips on juicy moist chicken with a well-seasoned crust as crisp and crunchy as a potato chip. Call it a bit of an obsession. Continue Reading »

Chicken Salad Recipe

December 17th, 2008

Chicken Salad

Being someone that cooks for a small household (there are only 2 of us), I know how uninspiring leftovers can be. Not to mention, I can't stand the thought of eating the same thing two meals in a row. Okay, I'll admit there are exceptions to that rule, but very few.

Having been raised by a frugal mother, I have always been very resourceful with what I have at hand. And in this economy I find myself even more conscious of using each and every ingredient to the fullest and not wasting anything. Continue Reading »

Beer Butt Chicken Recipe

January 14th, 2008

If you like cooking with beer, try the beer steamed mussels.

Beer Butt Chicken Recipe

Beer Butt Chicken Recipe

Okay, so I was hoping to post this over the weekend but football playoffs proved to be a little distraction. Speaking of, this Beer Butt Chicken Recipe may be what your next football gathering is missing!

Just like any other American who has numerous Thanksgiving feast experiences under the belt, I am a huge fan of the roast turkey. But the idea that we have to wait all year to have a roasted bird is just absurd. However, the commitment of brining and roasting the beast is more than just a quick chore. As a kid growing up in another country, the roaster of the choice for my family was chicken. Although it may not sound as grand, never underestimate the power of a perfectly roasted chicken. Continue Reading »