Category Archives: Appetizers/Snacks
I am always looking for different ways to cook chicken- I guess so is everyone else. It is easy to pick it up while doing your weekly shop- or in my case- daily shop. I have to admit- I prefer chicken thighs to any other part of the bird. I find it very versatile, forgiving and full of flavor. I especially use it when making ethnic dishes.
I love making chicken tikkas- my daughter loves them- and I feel good about giving her delicious, organic meat with some veggies on the side.
I felt like eating tikkas but I wanted to prepare them a little differently than my usual. The cooking method is the same- it is the marinade that is completely different- sky is the limit when it comes to flavoring the yogurt. I made a spice mix which is similar to pickling spices used in Indian pickles. It is a classic mixture of fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds with onion seeds, etc. It gives the chicken a delicious sweet, savory and liquorice flavor.
These are best if marinated over night- if you didn’t plan ahead, no worries- a couple of hours will be fine as well. Keep this recipe in mind as you start thinking of grilling outside- enjoy!!
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All I can say about this dish is that it is delicious!! I love shrimp and this is a great way to cook them. I made a spice mix of mustard seeds, cumin, coriander and curry leaves. I marinated them and then cooked them up in a delicious combination of aromatics including cilantro and dill.. this could be great for an appetizer or a meal!
These brownies are healthy and amazingly delicious. I urge you try them. The best part is that they take hardly any time to make and bake. My daughter has a major sweet tooth and try to come up with healthy options for her to indulge in. This is definitely one of them.. read more …
This is my first attempt at fried fish. I tend not to fry very often- usually twice a year when I make a specific meal for which I make pooris, which are fried breads. Other than that, there is no frying. read more …
This salsa has a bit of a kick to it. If you are not inclined to eat spicy food, go ahead and eliminate the chilies. I had these yummy looking, red, Thai chilies in my fridge that were calling my name. Foot ball food screams spicy, flavorful foods and this one delivers. It is perfect on the delicious tacos as well as accompanied by some tortilla chips…either way, it is a winner!
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 medium shallot, chopped
- 2 serrano chilies, chopped
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- Juice of one lime
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Transfer the tomatoes, shallot, chilies, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt and olive oil to a medium bowl. Mix well and let sit for an hour before serving.