Saturday, February 23, 2013
I think that one of the reasons that I love ethnic food (Mexican, Asian, Indian etc.) is that is so well spiced. I'm not talking hot spicy, I'm talking well seasoned and delicious. Even "bland" foods are made delicious with all sorts of magical spice combinations and cooking techniques.
Samosas have always been a favorite Indian food of mine because the the insides are made primarily of potatoes and they just have a really wonderful texture. Normally, they are fried. At this point, I've established my dislike/fear of frying things and my love of attempting to bake them.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Every year our friend Jeremy hosts an event called Rake at the Lake up in the Poconos at his family's cabin. Friends and family get the cabin ready for winter--cut wood, rake leaves, etc. and in the evenings, the family feeds and provides beer for everyone. One of the foods that they always make is called Mike Wazowski Chicken, named after someone who used to eat a lot of it.
Basically, Mike Wazowski chicken is chicken breasts cooked in a mixture of buffalo sauce and catalina dressing. I know it sounds a little weird, but it is amazingly tasty. It's spicy like buffalo chicken, but the catalina dressing mellows out the heat and adds in a delightful tangy flavor. It's hard to describe, so you'll have to make it yourself.