Happy Birthday to the USA, and here's what's cooking this week to celebrate the incredible melting pot that is uniquely American.
Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches
MondayVietnamese chicken sandwiches
, using a new recipe for Vietnamese-style grilled chicken, namasu
, shredded carrots, mayo and sriracha on green onion slab bread. With leftover Hawaii Homestyle Mac Salad
, this variation had diced green peppers. I hope to post the grilled chicken and another grilled pork recipe later this week.TuesdaySpicy Turkey Burgers
and sweet potato fries with peach/ginger catsup from a recipe I got from another client who also happens to be my egg supplier.Wednesday
Annual 4th of July potluck. A smaller affair than last year. The menu is still TBD, but there will be Spam Musubi
for sure.ThursdayCornmeal Fish
with fresh Tropical Fruit Salsa
Or leftovers from the 4th. Hmm, probably
leftovers from the 4th.FridayEdamame Rice
with fresh tofu and ponzu sauce. Cool and light for the end of the week.
From California to the New York Island, this land was made for you and me.Eat Well. Be Well.
I love Indian food, but don't make it from scratch. First of all, there are tons of reasonably-priced Indian restaurants and take-outs all over the Bay Area.
Second, I have no problem using jar sauces or spice blocks. The Feeding My Ohana cooking philosophy is to get a good family dinner, without going through crazy cooking hoops to make it.
However, whenever I use jar sauces as a base, I always doctor it up somehow--and the chicken tikka masala venture was no different.
On the results front, unanimous thumbs up from kids, husband and mother-in-law
, and made in about 35 minutes, start-to-finish. The first 15 were ruminating about what ingredients I had, cutting an onion, defrosting the chicken, cutting the chicken and cooking the chicken and onions in the sauce. The other 20 was adding a little milk, agave nectar and finally throwing in half a bag of frozen cubed mangoes we happened to have.
It rather looks like peach cobbler in this picture, so you'll just have to trust me that it's really chicken tikka masala, with onions and mangoes, sprinkled with crushed peanuts, and later drizzled with a little Sriracha sauce.Click here
for the complete recipe.