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This is a very easy recipe to make.. I love making roast potatoes.. they remind of fries and since I don’t eat fries very often, I allow myself to eat these potatoes that I find irresistible. They were delicious with the roast chicken, Brussels sprouts and the yummy gravy!!! read more …
I love making roast chicken, especially on a gloomy day, preferably a Sunday. The house smells divine and the whole meal is delicious. I made this one with Indian flavors including cilantro and dill. I also added garam masala to the mix which really boosted the flavor profile. If you don’t have garam masala, just skip it and stick with the aromatics. Either way the chicken will be absolutely delicious. read more …
Another version of a fish curry. This is inspired by a bengali fish curry. It doesn’t have any tomatoes or yogurt as a base for the gravy. It is mostly flavored with spices including mustard seeds and onion seeds- which is one of my favorite combinations. It is quite simple and quick to make…
- 2 pounds fish fillets, (any white fish will do)
- Juice of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons salt
Marinate the fish fillets with the lemon juice, turmeric and salt.
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons kalonji (onion seeds)
- 2 tablespoons garlic, grated
- 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
- 2 medium yellow onions, chopped fine
- 2 teaspoons coriander powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cups water, fish or chicken broth
Heat a non stick pan with the 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Saute the fish pieces briefly on high heat. Keep aside. Add the leftover oil from the non-stick pan to a saucepan and add the remaining coconut oil. Heat the pan and add the mustard and onion seeds on medium heat. Saute for a minute. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the onions, coriander powder and bay leaf. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the liquid and salt and bring to a boil. Add the fish pieces and simmer for a few minutes till the fish is cooked through but not over done. Check for seasonings and serve with rice.
Here we are again- I am back to the Latin themed meal. I can’t help myself with these flavors- I am in love with smoked paprika. So, I decided to incorporate the spice in one of my favorite things to make- a roast chicken. I love the way the house smells when the chicken is in the oven. It kind of reminds me of Thanksgiving. It is especially nice as it gets a bit nippy outside. It is an ideal meal to make for a chilly evening or a weekend afternoon.
I usually love making my roast chicken with lots of citrus. I usually add zest to the butter which I rub all over the bird- even under the skin. I then cut up the citrus and stuff the cavity- it gives the chicken lots of flavor.
This particular one has all of the above and a Mexican rub my neighbor gave me. In case you don’t have a rub, I would use smoked paprika instead. It gives the chicken a delicious smokey flavor. I also used orange juice to make a delicious gravy. The whole meal was amazing. I served it with roast potatoes and roasted baby zucchini.
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If you are looking for a super flavorful turkey this Thanksgiving- this is the recipe for you. It has a bit of Latin flair to it and it is delicious!!
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Add the broth, orange juice, tamarind concentrate, orange zest, brown sugar, salt and smoked paprika to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes till it is reduced to 1 cup and thick and syrupy.
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- Zest of 2 navel oranges
Mix the butter, salt, garlic, zest and pepper in a small bowl until everything is incorporated well.
- 2 to 3 cups chicken stock
- 2 5 to 6 pounds turkey breasts
- 12 carrots
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the carrots at the bottom of a roasting pan. Add the chicken stock and place the rack into the pan. Place the turkey on to the rack. Salt and pepper the cavity and stuff with leftover oranges. Spread the compound butter under the skin, spreading it well all over. Salt and pepper the outside generously and spread the glaze all over the bird. Roast till the temperature inside the bird reaches 165 degrees F. Take out and place onto the cutting board and cover with foil. Take the carrots out and pour the juices into a measuring cup. Skim the fat off the top and pour the liquid to the prepared gravy. Taste for seasonings. Slice the turkey and serve with hot gravy.
Make Ahead Gravy
- 4 cups homemade or store bought turkey stock
- 1 large shallot, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
In a large frying pan, heat the butter and add the shallot and garlic. Saute for a minute over medium heat. Add the flour and turn the heat to medium high heat, stirring constantly. Cook the flour for at least 10 minutes or till it turns chocolate brown. Slowly add the stock, whisking vigorously at the same time. Bring to a boil and check for seasonings. Add salt and pepper accordingly. Once the turkey is done, add the drippings to the gravy and reheat.