Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sesame-Teriyaki Chicken Thighs p. 209 and Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs p. 212 as well as Sugar Snap Peas with Miso Sauce p.247

I had lots of chicken thighs in my freezer so was looking for recipes to use them up - with hurricane season upon us, you never want too much stuff in your freezer!!

Made the teriyaki sauce from p. 197 which was really easy as was the chicken recipe. We all liked this chicken and I would make it again.

The sugar snap peas with miso sauce were really good and I will make these again and again. The most difficult part is finding the white miso paste - don't carry at my local Krogers so I headed off to my local asian market - H Mart on Blalock. Of course they had about 15 different varieties of miso paste and since I don't really read Japanese I just picked one! I think it was $4.95 for the smallest package and it is a lot of miso paste! Need to find more recipes that call for this but it definitely had a great taste with the snap peas - don't think you should skip this ingredient!

The maple-mustard chicken was super easy but not a repeat recipe. Didn't like the maple taste with the chicken and my kids did not like the looks of the grainy mustard! I served with sweet potato fries and edamame radish salad.

My daughter and her bestie wanted to be photographed for the blog! For some reason they feel they are famous when their picture appears on this blog - how could I say no?


Carissa said...

Thanks for the heads up on the miso paste...I was thinking that it didn't sound like a Kroger friendly item. Did I see a soup in there too that she uses miso in? I might be thinking of a different cookbook, I'll have to go back and look. Sounds like you have been busy cooking!

Janice Johnson said...

Great post Lou Ann--loved your comments and tips, and ideas for a complete meal.