Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Honey Barbecue Chicken

This was dinner tonight and here is the recipe...
This recipe came from a book/magazine called American Classics Easier-Than-Ever Chicken and Poultry and is published on page 24.

The first change was just that I bought chicken pieces (thighs).  I didn't have enough soy sauce. The recipe calls for 1 cup but I didn't realize that I only had a couple of tablespoons. The day after marinating I added Hoison sauce to the barbecue marinade. I also used Beringer Pinot Grigio.  I broiled the chicken instead of grilling.

It was tangy and delicious. If you love barbecue this is definitely worth a try.

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Drive up Route 1 North in Branford

I was driving on Route 1 North in Branford and I came across this vehicle near Hilltop Orchard.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Panko-Crusted Salmon

Tonight for dinner I had sockeye salmon for dinner. It was yummy. Here it is...
The original recipe came from Tracey's Culinary Adventures.
Here is the recipe...

Panko-Crusted Salmon
⅔ cup panko breadcrumbs
4 (6-8 oz) salmon fillets, skin on
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
grated zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon canola (or vegetable) oil
lemon wedges, for serving
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Combine the panko, parsley, lemon zest, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper in a small bowl.  Add the olive oil to the bowl and stir until all of the crumb mixture is evenly coated with the oil.
With the salmon fillets skin side down on a work surface, use a pastry brush to spread the mustard generously over the tops of the fillets.  Season the fillets with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, then distribute the crumb mixture evenly over the fillets and press to adhere.
Place the fish in a pyrex baking dish. Brown the crust in the oven for about 5-7 minutes.  Take the fish out of the oven and cover the pan with aluminum foil. and place it back into the oven. Bake in the oven for another 5 to 7 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven, and let rest for 5-10 minutes.  Serve with the lemon wedges.

We really enjoyed the dinner. Hands down it was better than last night's Shepherd's Pie.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Back to Trader Joe's

I have been busy. Between at work and at home I can not stand TOLL FREE CALLS. They have a better chance of me picking up the phone if the caller ID has a company name. I attached an article I wrote sometime ago. In the world of caller ID it is useless to keep calling anyone. The reality is if they call a home 15 times and no one answers, it is more than likely no one wants to talk to them. It is also harassment.

I did wrote an article or two. I have an affinity toward social media and became interested in Klout. So I wrote an article of some of what I observed. There are so many social media metrics they all give you some bit of information that can be useful.

I also wrote an article on some products that are useful with my ipod nano. I love to play my ipod in shuffle mode. My mother told me that the ipod uses more power when you have it shuffle and so I don't run on out of when listening to the ipod in the car. I also like to be able to charge my ipod in the wall socket as oppose to the computer all the time. So I thought I would share.

The last bit of information I have to share deals with a meal I bought at Trader Joe/s.

Trader's Joe's Shepherd's Pie. You have the choice of cooking the meal in the microwave or in the oven. I choose the oven.

Here is the meal out of the box, icy and cold.

Here is the cooked meal, and unfortunately I would not recommend buying it. It was very bland and watery. I believe the water came from all the ice from it being frozen. It did not do it for me.

Trust me this meal is not that great.

On another note, recently on saw the movie Inside Job. It is very interesting. Matt Damon narrates this documentary.
Inside Job

That is all for now. The weather is nice, spend some time outside.

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