Summertime means BBQ, I've been quite lazy and didn't take many photos of all the glorious BBQ's at the various Cokar households. This photo quality isn't the greatest but I think you will get the point. They're chicken breast, bell pepper, and onion skewers.
I prefer to grill on a charcoal grill because of the flavor that the coals impart on the food- however I find gauging the temperature of the flame somewhat difficult so it's a good idea to get yourself a decent meat thermometer to ensure that the meat is cooked properly.
Tandoori Chicken Skewers
2 chicken breasts, cubed
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 inch piece of ginger root, crushed
2 tbsp oil
1 green bell pepper, cubed
1 yellow bell pepper, cubed
2 onions, cubed
This rustic looking home made apple pie turned out delicious and it really wasn't much work because I used a mandolin to slice all the apples into perfectly even thickness. The trick is to keep the butter cold when mixing it in to the flour, I used a pastry blender but a fork works just as well. You don't want to overwork the dough or allow the butter to melt too much because then the crust will not be light and flaky.
Double Crust Pie Dough
2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup cool unsalted butter, cut into pieces (does not have to be ice cold)
¼ cup cool water
2 tsp white vinegar or lemon juice
6 cups peeled and sliced mixed apples (such as Mutsu, Granny Smith, Royal Gala, Honey Crisp, Cortland or others) - about 5 medium apples
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 recipe Double Crust Fruit Pie Dough
2 Tbsp rolled oats
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 egg mixed with 2 Tbsp water, for brushing
sugar and cinnamon, for sprinkling
Double Crust Fruit Pie Dough
Recipe from the Food Network
This version of Brocolli Chicken Alfredo is 'healthier' than usual because I decided to use whole wheat pasta and the broccoli is good for you....right? I'm actually not sure if pasta is ever healthy but at least this recipe isn't loaded with cheese and grease.
Boil the pasta al Dante and steam the broccoli.
Prepare the chicken, season with red chili flakes, salt, fresh ground black pepper, white pepper and garlic.
Make the Alfredo sauce.
Put all the ingredients into a large pot, pour the sauce over it and mix.
Chicken Broccoli Alferedo
8 ounces rotini pasta
generous amount of salt (for the boiling pasta water)
1 small head of broccoli florets
1 tbsp olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thinly
1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
For the sauce:
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
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