Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dish-free Dinner

Tiny kitchen sans dishwasher means we have turned into some grilling machines to tone down on the clean up. This dinner is easy and totally clean up free - except for the plates you eat off of!

Asian Grilled Chicken

2 cups soy sauce
grated fresh ginger (use about a golf ball sized piece)
juice of 1 lime (I throw the two halves in with the marinade after I've squeezed the juice)
3 tablespoons of honey
salt and pepper to taste

  • best if you marinate at least several hours before - if you are organized and can do it the night before, even better!
  • I use a large ziplock bag - helps the meat marinate well and again, little clean up!
  • Add more or less to any of the marinate ingredients depending on how many chicken breasts you are fixing and what your tastes are - this is just a concoction I put on the meat. The more lime you use, the more it will break down the meat making it more tender.

Grilled Asparagus

1 bundle of fresh asparagus (the thinner they are, the crispier so plan according to your taste)
generous spash of olive oil
salt and pepper

We have a grill basket that we always use for this but if you don't have one you can also use tin foil - they just won't be as crispy. Cook for about 15+ minutes on low grill heat.

Tinfoil Taters

new potatoes (I use the tiny, baby ones so I don't have to chop)
olive oil
rosemary (dried or fresh - use what you have on hand)
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (more of less depending on your level of kick)
salt and pepper

Make a little tinfoil bowl and toss the potatoes in. Drizzle in the olive oil and add the rest of the ingredients. Toss this on the grill first and cook for about 30 - 45 minutes on low heat before you add on the asparagus and the chicken.

1 comment:

  1. Wish I had been at your house for dinner last night! YUM!


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