Thursday, June 29, 2006


We are going to have a party on July 1 for Canada Day Celebration. So I did this taste test to decide which recipe to use for the day. There were 4 different marinates for the chicken drummettes: lemon and pepper, teriyaki, five spice and honey garlic.

Lemon Pepper:
Sprinkle salt and lemon pepper spice onto chicken drummettes. Marinate for at least 1 hour. Grill.

Marinate drummettes in one to one mixture of light soya sauce and mirin for at least 1 hour. Bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked.

Five Spiced:
For each pound of drummettes, marinate with:
1/4 tsp five spice powder
1/4 tsp tumerica powder
2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
1/3 cup of red wine
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 bay leaves
Again, marinate drummetes for at least an hour. Set oven at 220oC and bake for 20 minutes.

Honey Garlic:
Marinate 1 pound of drummettes with 2 cloves of garlic (chopped),about 3 tbsp of light soya sauce and 2 tsp sugar. Bake at 220oC for 15 mins then brush 2 coats of honey on the chicken and bake for another 5 mins or until golden brown


Friday, June 02, 2006

Tips for making beef stir fry

From Today's Apple News Daily:

"想 牛 肉 炒 得 嫩 滑 , 就 要 用 薑 汁 令 牛 肉 肉 質 變 得 鮮 嫩 。 首 先 只 要 將 薑 片 攪 碎 , 再 將 薑 末 放 入 紗 布 中 擠 出 薑 汁 , 然 後 拌 入 牛 肉 中 攪 勻 , 在 室 溫 下 醃 製 約 半 小 時 , 讓 薑 汁 滲 入 牛 肉 中 軟 化 組 織 , 再 以 大 火 爆 炒 , 就 可 令 牛 肉 變 得 鮮 嫩 無 比 , 食 落 除 香 味 濃 郁 外 , 又 無 生 薑 辛 辣 味 。"

To tenderize beef, add ginger juice to beef. Let it stand under room temperature for half an hour. Then marinate beef with soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. Stir fry beef.