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Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

This is a recipe I used last night, though I baked the Chops in the oven since the weather isn’t quite apt for cooking on the grill. The glaze didn’t turn out as a glaze and instead more of a marinade, but I was able to make it work by rubbing it into the Chops and making sure there was a nice layer on the meat in the oven. For a first attempt at the recipe it wasn’t bad, though next time I’ll have to remove/replace the ginger at my Wife’s request.

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By dhert
On January 19, 2011
At 10:44 am
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Grilled Chicken… sort of.

Grilled Skilleted Chicken So I was tasked with cooking dinner and decided to use a recipe from Cooking for Engineers with some slight modifications.  I used the Grilled Skinless Chicken Breast recipe and since I had pulled the chicken out of the freezer only about an hour and a half before hand I skipped the brine process and jumped straight to the rubbing and cooking.  When it came to the cooking I decided it was a better idea to cook it inside away from the heat of the outdoors (and the added heat of the grill) and instead stayed inside cooking the chicken on the skillet.

The dish turned out very well, in fact it still tasted like it come from the grill (I give the spices credit for that).  Thankfully I was also able to pull it off without completely drying up the meat.  I’d recommend this recipe to anyone willing to try it, who knows maybe next time I’ll actually follow all the steps to the letter and see if it tastes even better.

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By dhert
On June 10, 2008
At 9:28 pm
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Went Biking instead

New Bikes So my Culinary skills, or lack there of, didn’t get any use today. Instead we went and used some of the gift cards we got from our wedding on brand new bikes. We ended up calling a couple of our friends and going to one of the local parks to ride them around.

At the park we did 3 miles, which is about 3 miles more than I’ve ridden a bike in the past 7 years or so. It was a great time and we all had a lot of fun, I’m sure we’ll be doing it a lot more since I’m sort of on a health kick recently. Afterwards we went to Fridays to eat and while I did eat heathier than I normally would have, I certainly didn’t eat as healthy as I could have… someone slap me on the wrists, I’ve been bad.

On that note, while we were down in Florida we ate at Bahama Breeze where I had a beautifully done appetizer of Chicken wings in a sweet Habanero sauce. That wasn’t the best part because for dinner I had a jerk painted Salmon that came with the most wonderful salsa. It was called Apple Mango Salsa, and as soon as I sampled it I said “I want this on a burrito.” Thankfully due to the powers of the internet its entirely possible to do, so I present you with this recipe.

Apple Mango Salsa

½ pound – Apples Granny Smith, core removed, diced ¼”
½ pound – Mango, firm ripe peeled, diced ¼”
4 oz wt – Red bell pepper, diced ¼”
4 oz wt – Red onion, diced ¼”
½ cup – Orange juice, fresh squeezed
2 Tbsp – Lime juice, fresh squeezed
3 Tbsp – Cilantro, chopped ¼”
Salt to taste
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to evenly combine.
Serve chilled. ENJOY!!
Serves 6.
Filed under : Cooking,Exercise,Food,Health
By dhert
On May 29, 2008
At 10:22 pm
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Cooking trials start tonight.

So I’ve been wanting to take up cooking for a while, and after finding some delicious recipes through an old gaming friends website (Squidly’s site) I’ve decided to tackle it head on. Tonight I’m thinking of making Orange-Honey Glazed Chicken, if not that probably Chicken and Mushroom Marsala.

Anyway, the chicken is thawing now and I’m ready to cook later on tonight. I’ll post with pictures of the outcome later tonight (unless we end up cooking out at a friends… that did seem to happen a lot on Thursdays before the wedding).

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By dhert
At 12:00 pm
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