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    Another cold, wet, windy day on Lake Huron..... bored, but booked on Saturday for better RD climate.

    This is a good one that we enjoy regularly......

    Chile Chicken

    Chicken w/ or w/o Skin
    Pieces or halves

    Brine
    12 Cups water
    6 tblsp Kosher salt
    1/4C each sugar and honey
    1 tblsp soy sauce
    5 thyme sprigs
    6 cloves of garlic, crushed/peeled
    1 small hot chile of choice

    Seasoning Blend
    1/4C mild chile powder
    2Tbsp eack paprika and dark brown sugar
    1/2 tbsp dry mustard
    3/4 tsp each of garlic salt & fresh ground black pepper & kosher salt

    Sweet/Sour Chile Glaze
    1 C water
    1/2C each - cider vinegar,sugar,honey
    1/4C thinly sliced chiles of choice - jalapeno, serrano, etc
    1 clove crushed garlic
    1 tsp fine grind black pepper

    Finishing Dressing
    1/2 C olive oil
    1/2 lemon(no seeds)
    1/4C chopped chives
    Fleur de Sel

    1/3C vegetable oil
    1/2C apple juice & water spray


    Brine the chicken - whole or in parts for 4 hrs or more in a sealed bag

    BBQ to 300 ready for indirect cooking (smokey fruitwood if possible)

    Remove chicken from brine and lightly pat dry.
    Coat generously w/ the seasoning rub blend then brush lightly w/ the vegetable oil

    Cook indirectly for 45 min, spraying w/ the apple spray every 15 mins

    Prepare a well oiled hot section of the grill.

    Put the chicken on the hot/direct heat grill for 3 min each side

    Remove from the grill &
    Dredge or baste the glaze on.

    Place back on grill, indirect heat, presentation side up and spoon on the sliced chiles from the glaze

    Cook for 10 minutes more.

    Drizzle the cutting board w/ the olive oil, squeeze the lemon on, and sprinkle w/ Fleur de Sel.

    This may be served whole (as cooked) or pulled from the bones like pulled pork.
    Dredge the final pieces thru the board dressing.


    Another Adam Perry Lang / Lindsey Kaufman experience.
    This is really good... you should try it. We find the RD chickens benefit from the brining.

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    My mouth is watering, WW! Just to clarify,.....you wrote "spray with the apple spray." I believe you are referring to the apple cider vinegar sweet/sour glaze.

    And for the novices....it looks like a lot of work. It is, but only the first or second time until you get the method down. Then it is easy and goes smoothly.

    And is soooo delicious!

    Lindsey

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    No, spray w/ the apple juice and water mixture....

    We had it last night on a 1/2 chicken..... delicious.

    And I added your board dressing - especial

    I wrote that and then went to the kitchen to eat the leftovers

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    Yes, of course you are right. Sorry. I was trying to read your post while multi tasking. Should never do that.

    Happy eating!

    Lindsey

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    I actually made a much simpler version of this today. Your recipe is amazing by the way.

    Chicken Breasts with Soy Garlic Butter Sauce

    1. Set oven to 375

    2. Rub butter sparingly on bottom of glass baking pan

    3. Cut 2 chicken breasts in half or butterfly them if you prefer

    4. Combine 4 tbsp of soy sauce, 4 diced cloves of garlic and 4 tbsp of butter

    5. Heat sauce in saucepan on low until the butter's melted

    6. Drizzle half of the sauce over the 4 halved breasts taking care to retain the garlic in the saucepan with the rest of the sauce to be used later for basting

    7. Bake for 20 minutes at 375

    8. Turn breasts and drizzle with the remaining sauce taking care to evenly distribute the garlic on the chicken

    9. Broil on low until the chicken sizzles and the garlic crisps to a golden brown taking care not to let it burn

    Serve over egg noodles or white rice with a cooked vegetable and a salad

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollogringo View Post
    I actually made a much simpler version of this today. Your recipe is amazing by the way.

    Chicken Breasts with Soy Garlic Butter Sauce

    1. Set oven to 375

    2. Rub butter sparingly on bottom of glass baking pan

    3. Cut 2 chicken breasts in half or butterfly them if you prefer

    4. Combine 4 tbsp of soy sauce, 4 diced cloves of garlic and 4 tbsp of butter

    5. Heat sauce in saucepan on low until the butter's melted

    6. Drizzle half of the sauce over the 4 halved breasts taking care to retain the garlic in the saucepan with the rest of the sauce to be used later for basting

    7. Bake for 20 minutes at 375

    8. Turn breasts and drizzle with the remaining sauce taking care to evenly distribute the garlic on the chicken

    9. Broil on low until the chicken sizzles and the garlic crisps to a golden brown taking care not to let it burn

    Serve over egg noodles or white rice with a cooked vegetable and a salad
    I need to verify, but I think I have this recipe from a Jamaican woman....
    Make sense ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    I need to verify, but I think I have this recipe from a Jamaican woman....
    Make sense ?
    You're asking if it's a Jamaican recipe?

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    Not sure -- you're insulted? Sorry if so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Not sure -- you're insulted? Sorry if so....
    Not insulted. Why would I be? Don't remember where I picked it up. Been making it for several years.

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    This really should be a sticky, so all recipes stay together.

    Now, one of my favourite dishes is the Chines deepfried porkdumplings in sweet&sour sauce, but the only one I found in the DR was horrible, so I found a basic recipe, and played around with it. Now it is the I missed and liked...

    Ingredients:

    3/4 pound thick chuleta or filete de cerdo
    2 - 3 teaspoons soy sauce
    Pinch of cornstarch

    Sauce:

    1/4 cup sugar (the dark kind is the best, if it has no sand in it...lol)
    2 tablespoons ketchup
    2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup water or orange juice
    1/4 cup vinegar
    1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 4 tablespoons water

    Batter:

    1/3 cup flour
    1/3 cup cornstarch
    1 egg white, lightly beaten
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1/3 cup icecold water (I prefer to use sparkling water, but is not necessary), as needed

    Other:

    1 carrot
    1/2 red bell pepper
    1/2 green bell pepper
    1 onion, chopped in bitesize pieces
    1 small carrot
    1/2 cup pineapple chunks
    3 cups oil for deep-frying, or as needed


    Preparation:

    Directions for sweet and sour pork
    Cut the pork into 1-inch cubes. Marinate in the soy sauce and cornstarch for 20 minutes (if chuleta, 1 hour as it softens the meat as well).

    To prepare the sauce, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, ketchup, dark soy sauce, salt, water or juice and vinegar. Set aside. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water. Set aside.

    Peel the carrot and chop on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces. Cut the bell peppers in half, remove the seeds and cut into cubes.

    Heat the oil for deep--frying to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

    For the batter, combine the flour and cornstarch. Stir in the egg white and vegetable oil. Add as much of the icecold water as is needed to form a thick batter that is neither too dry or too moist. (The batter should not be runny, but should drop off the back of a spoon).

    Dip the marinated pork cubes in the batter. Deep-fry in batches, taking care not to overcrowd the wok. Deep-fry the pork until it is golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Put in oven to keep warm.

    (If desired you can deep-fry the pork at second time to make it extra crispy. Make sure the oil is back up to 375 before you begin deep-frying again).

    To prepare the sweet and sour sauce, bring the sauce ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the vegetables, and pineapple. Bring to a boil again and thicken with cornstarch mixture, stirring. Check the sauce one more time and adjust seasonings, adding salt and/or vinegar if desired. Serve hot over the deep-fried pork. Serve the sweet and sour pork over rice.

    It is perfectly doable to make a large batch of the dumplings, and freeze the rest. They taste nice as a snack in the evening with the chili-sauce you can get here everywhere.

    Enjoy

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