Monday, April 5, 2010
chicken skewers, peanut sauce and cilantro cucumber salad
I get so excited at this time of year. I make the rounds every day - front of the house, flowers beds all around, garden... what is growing? Our lilac bushes are coming along really nicely.
Bbq also makes me really happy. Fresh salads. A bit of sun as we cook.
Tonight, we marinated chicken in lime juice, cumin and sambal. Cooked on the grill as little skewers. We ate them with peanut sauce, if you want a recipe, follow this one and adjust the taste to your liking. It tastes better with real PB (not kraft!), if you don't have hoisin, add a little sweetness with sugar, maple or honey.
The cucumber salad was pretty straightforward and was perfect for the spicy skewers.
1 cucumber, large matchstick
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup thick yoghurt
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 bunch cilantro, leaves
1 lime, juiced
2 tsp honey
Mix right before serving.