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Chicken with Watermelon Cherry Barbecue Sauce

September 8, 2015

This is an amazing recipe- a bit involved but so worth it. Watermelon is still around, cherries on the hand are not- so use frozen if you like but definitely make the sauce. You can use it for all sorts of things including just plain old barbecue chicken, fish or steak!

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 pound left over marinated chicken pieces
  • Salt
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Heat a saucepan with the olive oil on medium heat and add the onions. Saute on medium heat for a minute and add the chicken pieces. Brown the chicken pieces on high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the sauce and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover with lid and cook for 20 to 25 minutes making sure the chicken is cooked through. Check for seasonings, garnish with cilantro and serve.

Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 large yellow onion, cut in half
  • 1 small head of garlic, cut in half
  • 2 poblano peppers, cut in half, seeds removed
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Roast the vegetables on a grill till golden brown.  Remove the skin off the onion, garlic and poblano peppers and chop into small pieces. Keep aside.

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of 1 to 2 limes (according to taste)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons salt

Heat a saucepan with the olive oil. Add the chopped up vegetables, watermelon, cherries, tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered with a lid for 20 minutes. Turn the heat off, transfer to a blender and blend till smooth. Check for seasoning.


Cranberry Orange Sauce

November 19, 2012

Cranberry Orange Sauce It seems to be kind of an orange theme this Thanksgiving. This easy, easy cranberry sauce from scratch is delicious and very quick to make. For those of you who traditionally open a can, please make this as well!

  • 1 dry quart cranberries
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 navel orange segments
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

Add the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, adobo sauce, smoke paprika and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or till the berries begin to split open and the sauce thickens. Taste for seasonings and cool in the fridge. Add the orange segments and cilantro once the sauce is chilled. Serve with turkey.

Indian Sweet Rice with Brown Sugar

November 11, 2012

Sweet RiceDiwali– Indian New Year is on Tuesday this week. For those who are not familiar with the holiday- there is just one thing you need to know- it a fabulous time to eat good food including something sweet.

Regardless of  where you live in India or what tradition you follow, it is a day to eat sweets and spend time with your family and friends.

We usually get together with family and eat lots of delicious food. As I just mentioned, one of the traditions is to eat something sweet.

I had this sweet rice recipe which I thought would be perfect to eat on such an occasion. Actually it is ideal for breakfast with a steaming cup of coffee.

I grew up eating this delicious rice flavored with jaggery, cinnamon, cloves, cardamon and cumin seeds. It has an amazing nutty flavor. In this recipe I have used brown sugar instead- just to make it more accessible. I love eating this rice hot with a dollop of low fat tangy yogurt- it is delicious.

Try this one- it has an amazing flavor…
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Baked Nectarines with Vanilla Creme Fraiche

October 6, 2010

Baked Nectarines 1

The nectarine lovefest continues with this delicious dessert. I don’t know how to begin- first of all, it is delicious. Simple, yet it includes layers of amazing flavors.

I started with fresh nectarines, cut in half and ready to be stuffed with a mixture of oats, walnuts and brown sugar. I laced the topping with ground cardamom and cinnamon. To me, the cardamom was the key ingredient. It was simply amazing with the walnuts, oats and the baked nectarines- floral and sweet.

It is a great dessert to make in advance. I popped it in the oven as we sat down to eat dinner. Ten to fifteen minutes later, the nectarines were ready to be taken out.

I served them with some creme fraiche. I love using this French style soured cream instead of ice cream- although ice cream would be amazing as well. I added a bit of vanilla sugar into the cream and added a dollop on top of the baked nectarines. The combination was delicious. The cream cut through the sweetness of topping and the soft fruit. All in all- it was a very successful try. I will be making this with other fruits as well in the future- sky is the limit…
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Mango Raspberry Crumble- A Memorial Day Dessert Recipe

May 19, 2010

Mango Crumble5 This is a dessert I recently made and think will be perfect for the upcoming long weekend. Next week I will be posting recipes for a burger and some side dishes including a fabulous drink- so stay tuned.

I love to make fruit crumble in the summer with all the gorgeous fruit in season. In this case I had tons of mangoes in my fridge. My daughter loves, loves mangoes and has at least 2 to 3 everyday.

We were going for a barbecue to a friend’s house and I offered to make the dessert. As I mentioned I had lots of mangoes- so that was a natural choice. I also had fresh raspberries and decided to pair them with the mangoes. I added some raspberry liquor which gave the fruit mixture a delicious flavor- yum!

As far as the crumble was concerned, I decided to doctor it up a bit. I had the usual suspects including oats, brown sugar and walnuts- I also added some sweetened, shredded coconut, ground ginger and nutmeg. Since I was using mangoes, I thought of coconut- a tropical theme.

I brought some vanilla ice cream along and the dessert was a big hit. Everyone enjoyed it. I thought the coconut was a great addition and I especially loved the raspberry liquor with the fresh fruit. Overall it was a huge success.

If you are having a big Memorial Day get together- definitely make this dessert- everyone will love it- guaranteed!
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