Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sticky Coconut Chicken

We made this recipe for dinner a few nights ago. She uses chicken thighs, which are great. We decided to make kabobs instead this time. It turned out so good. It's pretty spicy though, so you might want to skip the last glazing part if you have kiddies eating it. I hate turning my oven on during the Summer, so this is a great way to keep the heat outside.

Sticky Coconut Chicken
from Mels Kitchen Cafe
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 cup canned coconut milk
1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Marinade chicken in coconut milk, ginger, pepper and red pepper flakes at least one hour (I let mine marinade four about four to five hours). Grill on barbecue.
3/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
While the chicken is grilling, bring above ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until mixture is reduced and thickened, about 8-10 minutes. Be patient because it takes a little while. But once it starts getting really thick, immediately take it off the heat! Glaze both sides of chicken the last few minutes of grilling and serve chicken over rice.
Sidenote: I used the extra coconut milk left in the can as part of the liquid in my rice and it was unbelievable! It was very mildly sweet and paired so well with the chicken. Yum!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

bananas foster bread pudding

i made this today for fathers day. super good if you like bananas foster and bread pudding.
i made a caramel sauce to put on top. it was really good but really sweet. i forgot to buy some ice cream at the store yesterday ... that would be better (esp melted) i think. delish nonetheless. esp with a glass of milk. yum.

and here's an idea for a meal: mom's sweet and sour meatballs. andy requested them for f-day...coincidentally, so did dad. ha. seriously, i think i can make these faster than anything else (mix the meatballs in a kitchenaide). we love them. (recipe is in the family cookbook that kim made).