Sunday, September 25, 2011

Honeyed Ginger Chicken

2 lbs chicken breasts
½ c flour
½ t salt
1/8 t pepper
2 eggs, beaten
Oil for frying
1/3 c soy sauce
1/3 c honey
1 T sherry
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T sesame seeds
1 t ginger

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Cut the chicken into 2” strips. Combine the flour, salt and pepper. Dip the chicken into the eggs and then coat with flour. Fry the chicken in a frying pan in ½ “ oil until golden brown. 6-8 minutes. While the chicken is frying heat the soy, honey, sherry, garlic & ginger in a small saucepan. Drain the chicken briefly. Dip it in the honey mixture and place on a rack in a baking pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cook for a total of 20 minutes. Re-dip in the glaze after 10 minutes.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Strawberry Salad

I'm making this salad for a party tonight- it's my go-to party salad. Someone asks for the recipe every time I make it. The dressing is what makes it spectacular. The salad itself is super-easy: Romaine, shredded Monterey Jack or Mozzarella, sliced strawberries.

The dressing:
3-5 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Handful of strawberries

Throw it all in a blender and ZAP it. I bring it in a bottle and dress the salad right before serving. You'll want to drink it out of the bottle though. Delicious. Simple. Easy. You will be impressed with yourself.