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27 July, 2009

Eleven Herbs and Spices Revealed?

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Ron Douglas, author of America’s Most Wanted Recipes, claims he has discovered the secret recipe after lots of chicken, and years of testing. According to an article in The Guardian, the secret ingredients are : 1 teaspoon ground oregano 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground sage 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
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30 October, 2008

“Spatchcocking”

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What I called butterflying in this recipe I posted in July is apparently really called spatchcocking. It’s basically cutting a whole bird down its back, removing the backbone (which I reserve for stock) and flattening it to a relatively even thickness for even, fast cooking. Whether you use a grill, or your oven, you can
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12 October, 2008

Chicken Cacciatore with Risotto

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Cacciatore means “hunter’s style” in italian, and it’s typically a braising method for chicken (or rabbit) with tomatoes and other vegetables, including mushrooms, onions, and herbs. The chicken part of this meal was the simple part to the much more complicated risotto, but even that’s not so bad. I chose whole wheat short grain rice
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21 May, 2008

Easy Chicken Stew

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Saw this recipe for a chicken stew with wine demonstrated on a cooking show last weekend, and thought I’d give it a go. The results were ok, but I think it could use some tinkering, as the broth was a little too astringent for my taste. The recipe called for oyster mushrooms, but one of
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14 May, 2008

Experiment : Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Made this recipe up in the grocery store, though ultimately, it was a waste of some expensive cheese spread. Marinate 3 chicken breasts using the salt/buttermilk & onion method described in the recent southern fried chicken recipe, below. Pat dry, and pound ¼” thickness, trimming excess to form uniform rectangles. In a food processor, mix
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