Taco Time

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”TacoBar510″] Was craving the fresh vegetal, spice of green chilies so, I went with a taco bar for dinner. Made fish tacos on MARTHA this week ¬†which reminded me how beloved this dinner is in our house–an awesome one because you can just assemble a bunch of ingredients–according to taste or what you… View Article
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JA JERK CHICKEN

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[picasa username=”lsq713″ albumname=”JAJerkChicken”] Following up on yesterdays post about the Kiln and Kitchen workshop in Jamaica–¬†here are the chicken pics. You can see the Yabba pot for the rice and peas behind the kettle grill–both being prepared for cooking. I like to marinate the jerk chicken (or pork) in the jerk paste for at least… View Article
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VINEGAR GLOSSED CHICKEN PLUS

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On the music front from yesterday opera didn’t win the airwaves after all but we did compromise starting with Jay Z and Alicia Keys New classic NYC anthem Empire State of Mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c. Jay Z was the musical olive branch and I love this version better than solo Alicia anyway. BUT–she so rules overall in… View Article
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TUESDAY NIGHT SUPPER

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The flat-roasted chicken aka “spatchcocked” is simply achieved by using kitchen shears to cut out the backbone. No brick or other gimmick is needed to get a great bird cooked in 40 minutes. Check the recipe and video here, http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/flat-roast-chicken and it is one of our fav recipes in Mad Hungry. Also, collard greens, cooked… View Article
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CHICKEN CURRY RECIPE

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Mike Sheldon asked for this Curry Chicken recipe from the December 12th post. It comes from the above book and is a simple West Indian version of the dish NOT a traditional East Indian version in which the spices would be individually mixed depending on the style/region of is origin. Curry Chicken 6 pounds chicken,… View Article

SATURDAY NIGHT SUPPER

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Low and behold, I dissed Apple prematurely as THIS time, they actually called me within 12 hours with news of a smooth “data transfer.” Had just finished dinner so I hopped in a cab and made it there just before closing time at 9 to pick up my new computer. I won’t lie–its here and… View Article

CURRIED CHICKEN AND A VEGE VERSION TOO

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pics rephotographed from Quentin BaconMy friend Jimmy called earlier asking for a Jamaican curry chicken recipe which sent me to my second book pictured here. It also reminded me of this great vegetarian pumpkin curry recipe which I use to make all the time. This is the time of the year in these parts of… View Article
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ALL IN ONE MUST MEAL

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If you’ve read the last few MH blog/FB posts you might regard me as a New York Times recipe beeatch but, it’s not true. Maybe we’ve tried 6-7 recipes over the last couple years and many have fallen short for different reasons. But, there have been a few stand-outs like this Hainanese Chicken with Rice… View Article
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DINNER ORGANIZED

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If you have your food shopping act together life is so much easier meaning–if the fridge is full, get up in the morning, throw the meat in a marinade and forget about dinner until its time to cook. This am–put 2 3lb chix (backbones removed by cutting up both sides of it with kitchen shears)… View Article
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