Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pretty Food

Today I'm home from work, sick with this "thing" that won't go away. So looking at pictures of past pretty meals is going to be as close as I get to cooking one today.

*BUT* before I show you the yummy chicken skewers from a few nights ago, I do have to give you a quick update: We didn't get the house. :( All we know is that there was a cash buyer. That's a whole heck of a lot of cash to have hanging around! So we're pretty bummed- but I think it's toughened us up. We're going to keep looking but we've learned not to get too attached until we have an accepted offer. We also know that God's in control, and He has the perfect home picked out for us. We just have to trust that when the doors close on one place, He'll open them on another.

So anyway, on to the point of the post:

Satay Chicken Skewers, found here

One 10-ounce jar satay sauce or spicy peanut sauce
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 11⁄2-inch cubes
Salt and pepper
Cayenne pepper
1⁄2 cup peanuts, finely chopped
1⁄2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 scallions, trimmed and finely chopped (about 1⁄2 cup)


Pour 2⁄3 of the satay or spicy peanut sauce into the medium bowl and add the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes; 2 hours is preferable for optimum flavor. While the chicken is marinating, preheat the oven to 375°F.

Twenty-five minutes before serving time, remove the chicken from the refrigerator and divide it into 6 portions. Slide pieces onto skewers (depending on size of skewer, this may mean 1 or 2 skewers per person) and place on baking sheet. Discard remaining marinade (raw chicken juices in it make it unsafe). Dust the skewered chicken with salt, pepper, and cayenne.

Bake for 20 minutes. For the final 2 minutes, turn on the broiler and broil the skewers close to the heat, until the edges look crisp but not burned.

To serve, place the skewers on a serving platter and sprinkle with the peanuts, cilantro, and scallions. Pour the remaining satay sauce (not marinade) into a bowl on the side for dipping.

I served these with roasted potatoes. Just put the potatoes on 1/3 of the baking sheet and pop them in the oven about 15-20 min. before you add the chicken.

Pretty, right??


Lindsey said...

Yummy! I was looking for a recipe to make for my parents tomorrow and I think this is the winner! Thanks for sharing!!

Lucy Marie said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get the house. This just means God has something better in store for you.

Those chicken skewers look so yummy!

Brittany Bankhead-Kendall said...

those look SO GOOD! i can't wait to try them!!!

Cristina said...

Those look so good! Nice presentation by the way :)

d.a.r. said...

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get the house, but you have such a great attitude about it!! I am going to be coming to you for advice once we start looking, I have a feeling!!

Brett Alexandra said...

umm, this looks DIVINE! I'm going to have to try this. I love that cute little white dish.

Brett Alexandra said...

Awww, so are you two going to get one?! Email me sometime if you have ANY questions! I'm still in the learning process since he is only 11 weeks but if I can help in any way let me know!


The Ratpack said...

that chicken looks delicious!

I'm sick today too...did you give it to me? ; )

homeinthecities said...

Sorry to hear about the house, but I'm sure that something *better* will come along!

And, that chicken looks delish. Mmm....