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Chicken Adobo

This is a real easy and flavorful dish to make that people really love.  It is a very common dish in the Philippines so I hear and I can see why.  One of those dishes that is simple but very good.  You can serve this to friends and they will want the recipe. 


What You Can Do Ahead of Time:

1. Make the marinade

2. Slice the onions and Peppers


What You Need For Marinade:

1              c.             White Wine Vinegar

1              c.             Soy Sauce

½             c.             Honey or Maple Syrup

4              cl.            Garlic Crushed

¾             tsp          Red Pepper Flakes

2              Bay         Leaves


What You Need:

1 ½         lbs         Chicken

½                            Onion (sliced)

1                             Red Pepper  (sliced)

½             c.           Chicken broth


What You Do:

1.  Add all the ingredients for marinade together

2.  Add the Chicken and Marinade for 2 hours

3.  Brown the Chicken in a sauté pan

4.  Add the Onions and Peppers and cook for about 10 minutes

5.  Add the marinade back in and simmer for about 30 minutes



Asian Beef and Cabbage Salad


I forget where I got this from but it is really, really good and I can’t wait to have it again. It follows my rule of being easy but I’m not going to call it easy because there are a few steps. I put it together in about 25 min. so I won’t categorize it as fast either but it wasn’t that bad. This is a heckuva good salad – so simple but so good.

What you need:
The Meat
2   Lg.   Carrots – diced
1    Lb.  Ground Chuck
1/4 cup  Blackberry Allfruit (or whatever you like)
Soy Sauce to taste

The Dressing
1/3 cup Rice Vinegar
3   TB   Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

The Salad
4   c.     Shredded Napa Cabbage
4           Scallions – sliced
1   c.     Cilantro Leaves

What you do:
The Meat
1. Brown Meat over med-high heat (5-6 min.) with the carrots
2. Add Jam and Soy and mix all up

The Dressing
1. Whisk the Vinegar, Oil, Salt and Pepper to make the dressing

The Salad
1. You can probably guess this.  Mix all the salad stuff together
2. Mix the dressing with the salad

Put the Salad on the plate and top with beef and anything crunchy that sounds good.  We put cashews on it but toasted sesame seeds or sunflower seeds or almonds would be good too.

It is a delicious salad.  The sweet in the beef mixture mixes nicely with the tart dressing.  I thought you could add some fried shallots but it was great the way it was.

Asian Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs deliver a lot of flavor, and the sauce adds just the right amount of punch to this Asian-inspired dish.

Serves: 5

What You’ll Need:
•    3 TB.  pure maple syrup
•    3 TB hoisin sauce
•    2 TB olive oil
•    2 TB low-sodium soy sauce
•    1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
•    1 tsp prepared minced garlic
•    1/2 tsp ground red pepper
•    2 pounds skinned and boned chicken thighs
•    1/4 tsp salt
•    1/4 c. water
•    2 TB cornstarch

What To Do:
1.    Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.
2.    Sprinkle chicken thighs evenly with salt; place in a lightly greased 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Poor sauce mixture over chicken.
3.    Cover and cook on HIGH setting 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW setting, and cook 5 hours or until chicken is tender.
4.    Remove chicken to a serving platter, using a slotted spoon. Whisk together water and cornstarch in a small bowl; add to sauce in slow cooker. Increase heat to HIGH setting; whisk constantly 4 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Spoon sauce evenly over chicken.