We are on a Tex-Mex kick here on the blog and the next condiment that Dana and I wanted to make was Guacamole. I love Alton Brown so I wanted to try out his version of the classic dish. I must say that he hit a home run with it. We used this recipe. it was well balanced, not too spicy and downright delicious!
Dana and I love southwestern food. For that reason, one of our favorite condiments is Salsa. To quench our thirst for salsa, I decided to create a fresh salsa. This salsa is crisp and refreshing, all the things jarred salsa are not. If you have never made fresh salsa, I totally recommend it.
We recently got a new rice cooker. It is a zojirushi rice cooker and it is freaking awesome! and I wanted to expand our repertoire of rice dishes beyond just white long grain rice. So I decided to come up with a new recipe that would utilize the rice cooker but impart a ton of flavor. So I substituted the water for chicken broth and then added herbs and onions to enhance the flavors. This was some of the tastiest rice I have ever made.
Since the snow has melted we have been itching to grill. So I decided to dust off the Weber Grill and make some chicken. I wanted to use only the ingredients that I had in the house, so I raided the pantry. I had soy sauce and honey. Boom, honey soy chicken. Sounds like a winning combination to me. Since I wanted to maximize surface area of the chicken that absorbed the marinade, I decided to cube the chicken and skewer it. This was a great combination which is going to be added to our regular dinner rotation. You have to try this.