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.


Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Wow. All of my favorite flavors together! This looks great!

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makescoffeenervous said...

thank you for this. this is what we had tonight and we LOVED it. i am now a fan of sambal and hoisin.. and of course, your site!

p.s. even our dogs went crazy over the smell of the skewers!

Marysol said...

It is so wonderful that you did this!!! I would eat it again tonight, mmmmm, peanut sauce.

makescoffeenervous said...

hi again, marysol! having the chicken skewers again tonight. :) left half of the chicken pieces marinating since the first time i made this.

also just reheating the peanut sauce. i'm thinking maybe the remaining peanut sauce (i think i made too much!) can also be mixed in fried rice. what do you think? :)

Marysol said...

I say try it! I have been craving peanut sauce for days... maybe it was your first comment that triggered it.

Wouldn't be a bit like pad thai? mmmmmmmmm. pad thai.

makescoffeenervous said...

yes! pad thai but with rice instead of noodles! :)

thank you for all your wonderful posts. reading and dreaming of trying out what you make is helping me get through a really sad time.

i am deeply grateful for the yummy diversion.

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