1-3 lBS of boneless skinless chicken thighs chopped The marinade
1 teaspoon tarmac powder
1 teaspoon gar masala
1 chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin
salt & pepper
2 cups of plan yogurt
Combine all ingredients including chicken into a large mixing bowl. Stir until all the spices are worked through the yogurt. Set aside and let marinade for 1-2 hours. On a stove-top grill or cast iron skillet cook chicken pieces for 3-5 minutes on each side until the chicken is browned. The sauce
1 15oz can of tomato sauce or tomato puree
1 8oz can of evaporated milk
4 cloves of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes
1/2 teaspoon of tumeric
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
2 diced peppers (chillies)
In stove-top pot on medium heat combine all ingredients and chicken and stir together. Cover and let simmer for 15-25 minutes and serve over rice.
3-4 cups of flour with ¼ tps cornstarch and ¼ tps baking
power mixed in
to clean the chicken:
In an extra large bowl or pot add the chicken wings and
several cups of apple cider vinegar until the chicken is covered. Add ¼ cup of
kosher salt and ¼ cup of lemon juice and stir until the salt dissolves. Cover
and place and the fridge for at least 3 hours to overnight. Skim off white
film/foam off the top with a spoon before draining the chicken.
In the same bowl or large Ziploc bag combine wings, soy
sauce, chilli garlic sauce, 5 spice, ginger, and garlic. Marinade chicken for
Preheat oil to 325°F in a deep fryer or stove top Dutch oven/hard bottom frying pan .
There is no egg wash needed for this recipe just coat the
chicken in the flour mixture and fry until chicken in dark brown and crispy.
Drain the a strainer lined with paper towel.
Puff pastry turkey
2 lbs ground turkey
1 tps cumin
1 tps chilli powder
salt & pepper to taste
2-4 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed and lightly floured
in a large skillet coated with a few tablespoons of olive
oil combine the ground turkey, scallions and spices. Over medium heat cooked
turkey until lightly browned. Set aside and let cool.
In the meanwhile, on a floured board cut puff pastry into 4”
squares. In each square add 1-2 spoonsful of the meat. In a small bowl or dish
prepare an egg wash of 1 egg, 2-3 tbps of water and 1 tbps of melted butter.
Dip a finger in the wash and go around the inside edge of the pastry, fold on a
diagonal (triangle) and press to seal. Once all the patties are complete brush
them with the remaining egg wash and bake them in an oven that been preheated
to 350 for 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown.
When I think of comfort food I think of something warm, filling, and easy to make. I was trying to think of my favorite and many things come to mind, Mac & Cheese, Soup, pasta and butter sauce. There’s one comfort food that cuts across many cultures, dumplings bitch! I love me some dumplings, from anywhere but for those of you who don’t know I’m about to school you!
Now if you’re like me and grew up with a southern family then you grew up with these:
Chicken and dumplings is a staple southern comfort food. It’s creamy, it’s filling, and has a unique mild flavor that’s great for winter meal. Now I haven’t had this dish in years! Mostly because after grandmother passed there was no one that could make quite like she could. But this recipe is a great close second https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/old-fashioned-chicken-dumplings-recipe
Another variation on this recipe is with backbone (pork riblet) which is a little harder and tangy. I’ve made this recipe myself and it’s amazing!
We definitely cannot talk about dumpling with talking about asian dumplings. Whether steamed or fried, Chinese or Korean we’ve all had these and I can’t get enough them. They come with various filling from pork to shrimp or vegetables depending on which region of asian we’re talking about.
This is my personal recipe for asian shrimp dumplings
Last be definitely not least is my personal favorite Trinidadian dumplings with Oxtail. Trinidadian dumplings are closer to what American’s call biscuits. They’re light, fluffy and delicious, along with the stewed Ox-tail it’s a meal that will fill you up and never let you down. It’s a little spicy but that never hurt nobody!