Wednesday, April 23, 2008
What's cooking Wednesday
I've been AWOL the last two Wednesdays. I had grand plans for both weeks and Wednesday night came and went and somehow I ran out of time to post, even though I had even prepared something. Anyway, I'm back. The recipe will be the last out of A Taste for Justice, the cookbook I've been revisiting the past four weeks. However, I will without doubt continue to come back to this book for favourites and new ideas.
4-5 lbs chicken pieces, skin removed
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cups plain yogurt
2 onions, finely chopped
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp turmeric
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
Rub chicken pieces with garlic, thyme and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken, turning to coat each piece thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours, turning occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350.
Remove chicken pieces from marinade and place in a single layer in a large roasting pan. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, turn chicken and bake for another 30 minutes or until lightly browned, basting occasionally. (You can also bake the chicken for the final 30 minutes on the bbq).
We liked this but we didn't love it. I think I would have liked it more if I had actually marinated it for 24 hours rather than 1 hour. Bad planning on my part. Still not bad though. I think done on the bbq it would be extra good. I did it on a grill pan on the stove top and that worked quite well.
A long time ago this was one of my favourite cookbooks and it still has a few of my favourite recipes (none of which I did on here because I wanted to try recipes I hadn't made before). Now, I have several more favourites out of this book and I know that I'm going to be using it a lot more than I have in the last few years.
Next week it will be time to Eat, Drink and Be Merry!