Tuesday, November 29, 2011

All Grown Up: Chicken Fingers for Adults

All Grown Up: Chicken Fingers for Adults


1½ cups mayonnaise
¼ cup honey
2 tbsp. roughly chopped dill
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. dry mustard powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3"-long-by-1"-wide strips
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
1½ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
1 cup flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups finely ground fresh breadcrumbs or panko
Canola oil, for frying

1. Make the dipping sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise with the honey, dill, mustard powder, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, and stir together until smooth; set honey-dill dipping sauce aside.

2. Make the chicken fingers: In a medium bowl, toss together chicken, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and mustard; set aside. Place flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs in 3 separate shallow dishes; set aside. Pour oil to a depth of 2***8243; into a 6-qt. Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat until deep-fry thermometer reads 325°. Working in batches, coat chicken in flour, shake off excess, and dip in eggs; coat in breadcrumbs. Fry chicken until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining chicken. Serve with dipping sauce.

Grilled Lamb Chop

Grilled Lamb Chop

Lamb chop 6 pieces
Some cooked seasonal vegetables

Thyme powder 1/3 tsp
Chicken powder 1/2 tsp
Cornflour 1/2 tsp
Pepper to taste

Rinse and wipe lamb chop.
Spread marinade on lamb chop evenly and wait 1 hour, set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp of margarine, fry lamb chop until cooked, serve with vegetables.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like buffalo chicken wings. It's best served hot with crackers and Celery sticks.

2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup Ranch dressing
3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot®)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces
1 (8 ounce) box chicken-flavored crackers


1. Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

Serve 20

Prep Time:
5 Min

Cook Time:
40 Min

Ready In:
45 Min

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rice Cake

Rice Cake

Ingredients (serves 8):
- 200 g (7 oz) rice
- 800 ml (28 fl oz - 3 2/3 oz) milk
- 100 g (3 1/2 oz) sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 40 g (1 1/2 oz) sultanas
- 60 g (2 oz) unsalted butter
- Pinch cinnamon powder
- 1 organic lemon
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Salt

preparation: 15 minutes
cooking: about 60 minutes

Bring the milk to the boil with a pinch of salt. Add the rice and cook until al dente stage. Switch off the gas. Don't drain the rice!
Meanwhile soak the sultanas in warm water for about 20-30 minutes. Then squeeze of their soaking water.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a baking pan (Ø 22 cm - 9in) with waxed paper.
Add the butter cut into pieces, sugar, sultanas, vanilla, beaten eggs, and the grated skin of the lemon to the rice. Stir accurately.
Pour the mixture into the pan, level the surface and springle with dry breadcrumbs and granulated sugar.
Bake for almost 25-30 minutes or until the surface is golden.

- It's a very tasty cake, easy-to-do, typical recipe from Val d'Aosta (Italy), well known also as gateau de ris.
- Serve it with a cup of tea or coffee or after a meal with a glass of dessert wine.
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