I love beer can chicken… It’s unorthodox grilling technique results in some of the most moist meat I’ve ever had. Also, I love that we get to combine steaming with grilling… two cooking methods that are almost contradictory by nature.
Here’s a simple recipe that will make you the star of any summer cookout. Continue reading →
I like Chicken. I like waffles. I LOVE the combination of the two on one plate. The perfect forkful`– a balance of sweet, hot, crispy, salty… like American “Thai/Vietnamese” food.
So here’s a recipe… It’s the best version of this “classic” combo I’ve ever made… I dedicate it to Richard Blais who I was rooting on in the finale of Top Chef All stars while eating it tonight. Continue reading →
Every cook should have some basic butchering skills: breaking down a chicken, cutting chops, filleting a fish, and frenching a rack of ribs are all good skills to have. One of my favorite transformations is a butterflied and partially deboned chicken. It cooks quicker and more evenly, and it’s a perfect way to seperate bones for stock from meat for eating. Here’s my method:
I love Kung Pao chicken. This Chinese classic was [and still is] my mom’s favorite order. I wanted to create this at home tonight, because I have not found a place in Houston that makes it as good as the local Beaverton, OR restaurant my family would order it from growing up. I took inspiration from one of my favorite chefs, Martin Yen. If you’ve never seen Chef Yen break down a chicken… click the link and buckle your seatbelt! I took a look at his Kung Pao Recipe and adapted it to match the tastes I remember from going out with my family.