Thursday, September 16, 2010

Baked Saucy Chicken

  • 1 chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp wasabi sauce
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
Whisk together water and flour on stove. Add brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, lemon juice, and wasabi sauce. Bring to boil and cook a few minutes until sauce thickens. Add chopped onion, mustard oil, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Place chicken pieces in baking dish and cover with the sauce. Marinate 2-4 hours in the fridge. Take out of fridge for half hour before baking. Bake at 400 degrees for ~45 minutes (check for done-ness).

Modified from this recipe.

Spinach-Cheese Pastry

  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1/2 block cream cheese (or neufchatel)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 package chopped spinach (10 oz.)
Beat water and egg. Brush onto puff pastry sheet. Mix cream cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and spinach together. Spread over puff pastry sheet. Roll the sheet tightly with spinach mixture inside. Slice into 1/2 inch slices. Place slices on baking sheet, spiral side facing up. Brush with egg mixture. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Honey Apple-Pear Peanut Butter Tart

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 3 fruits (any combo of apples and pears)
  • 2 Tbsp honey (and extra for drizzling as a topping)
  • 1/2 heaping cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
Head peanut butter in microwave until soft and liquidy. Add honey. Spread mixture over puff pastry sheet. Layer with apples and pears. Drizzle with extra honey and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for ~35 minutes.

Original recipe.