Saturday, October 25, 2014

Orange Chicken

Serves 2-3

1 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into chunks.
1 Cup Cornstarch
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Cup Canola Oil
Sesame Seeds
Spring Onions


1 Cup Chicken Stock
1/2 Cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
1 Tbsp Orange Zest
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1/4 Cup Light Soy Sauce
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tsp Chili Flakes
1/4 Tsp White Pepper
1/4 Tsp grated ginger

Make the marinade by whisking together the chicken stock, orange juice, orange zest, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, chili flakes white pepper and grated ginger.

In a large bowl, combine chicken chunks and 2/3 cups of the marinade; marinate for at least 30 minutes.  Drain the chicken from the marinade. DO NOT KEEP the marinade.

Heat up a frying pan and pour the remainder of the marinade. When it reaches a simmer, stir in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch combined with 2 tablespoon of water. Stir frequently until thickened. Keep warm.

Coat chicken in egg and the dredge in cornstarch. Coat evenly.

Heat canola oil and fry chicken until cooked and golden brown. Be careful not to let it burn because there's sugar in the marinade and can burn easily.

Toss onto the sauce to coat evenly. Add green onions and sesame seeds.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Penne Al Telefono

One of my favorite pasta dish from Cibo is the penne al telefono a delicious no meat recipe that is creamy, cheesy and super hearty. Made some last night for Andrew and the husband was absolutely impressed :)- So simple to cook, this will definitely be one of my go to pasta dish when i need something quick and yummy.

Serves 2-3

200 Grams of uncooked penne
2 Tbsp Garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp White Onions, Chopped
2 Tsp White Sugar
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Can Crushed Tomatoes
1/2 PC Chicken Bouillon
1/2 Cup Water
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
Olive Oil

Cook pasta in salted water according to package or until al dente.

In a pan, sauté garlic and onions in olive oil until soft and tender.  Add in crushed tomatoes and water.

Season with salt, pepper, sugar and bouillon cube. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until thick. ( Very important step )

Add cream and simmer for a minute or two. Add in the pasta, mix and add in the cheese. Stir lighty until cheese has melted and then turn off the heat.

Add parmesan and basil for garnish and serve immediately :))