Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chicken Makhani

Posting this for the same reason April posted her marinade. I'm tired of always having to look for it. This is my absolute favorite dish that I can cook. I think the recipe originally came from Rebecca Rampton.

2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
1 tsp. cumin seeds (crushed)
1/4 tsp. cloves (crushed)
1 Tbsp. cilantro
1 C. canned tomato sauce
1" cubed fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
1 C. heavy cream
1 tsp. garam masala
1/4 tsp. salt
1 fresh green chili (sliced)
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 stick butter
cashews (optional, I never use them)

Cook chicken breasts. Shred and set aside. Crush the cumin and cloves in a mortar (I suppose you could use already crushed, but I've never actually tried it). In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, ginger, cream, garam masala, salt, green chili, red pepper, cilantro, lemon juice, and crushed spices.

In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add ingredients from the bowl to the hot butter. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat for one minute. Add chicken, stirring to coat, and cook til reheated. Top with cashews if desired. Serve over rice.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Fajita Marinade

I got this from Allie Smith several years ago. When I had to dig around in my recipe binder to find it, I knew it was time to post it here to avoid future searches.

4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped (if I don't have one I use an onion)
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 large handful cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. each kosher salt and pepper
juice of two limes (I do about a 1/3 cup of the bottled stuff)
juice of one orange (about 1/2 cup of refrigerated orange juice)
1/2 cup olive oil

Put everything in a large container with lid or gallon size baggie and shake well to combine. Add meat (we use a flank steak or 4 chicken breasts). Marinate 3-8 hours and grill. Slice into thin strips and serve with fajita fixings.