People who have near death experiences all talk about a peaceful, euphoric , bright light enveloping them. From the moment we are conceived, we are moving towards that light. This is my heels diggin' in, I don't wanna' go, reluctant journey, into the light. Stephen

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Food Chain

I grill ALOT.  For many reasons.  The mess is outside,  the house doesn't get hot in the Arizona heat, but mostly it's a flavor thing.  It's smoke.  Many times I add a few mesquite chips off to the side just to get a little extra smokiness. Like this chicken.

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Notice the chips on the side.  This particular pollo was basted with homemade BBQ sauce.  1 cup ketsup, couple tablespoons of spicy mustard, quarter cup worsteschire sauce, quarter cup molasses, quarter cup finely diced red onion, couple 3 or 4 tablespoons of basalmic vinegar, a little salt, pepper, garlic powder, red chili flakes, smoked paprika.  Sometimes I add lime or lemon zest for some zing, but I ALWAYS stuff the inside of the bird with aromatics. Sliced oranges, lemons, or limes, or sometimes ginger and green onions.  I never eat the stuffing, but it sure makes a difference on flavor and moistness.  I also always use the lined pan with cookie cooling rack.  The molasses gets really dark but it's not burnt char.

Too tender to slice.  Add a little salad and wild rice and it's dinner.

Smokey BBQ Chicken

Baby Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

Steamed Wild Rice


virgil xenophon said...

STOP IT! "Cruel and unusual punishment!"

Stephen said...

Smoked turkey next!