Well, time for a much-needed change of tone! I was tagged by Meredith’s toblerone and berry cheesecake, which was tagged by Nicole’s Chicken Mikaela, which was tagged by Ally’s pumpkin and apple risotto. I don’t actually know these people, except for Meredith – but they make some fine looking foodstuffs.
The rules of this meme are:
1. Choose one ingredient from the previous recipe and post a recipe using this ingredient on your blog, linking back to the previous blogs that have posted a recipe.
2. Then tag four new people, and we will see how it grows.
3. To keep it exciting please post within a week of receiving the tag.
The ingredient that I shall choose is sugar. Last year for Christmas, I put together a little one-off book for Bec, called “Fine Espresso-Based Cooking”, full of recipes that use espresso coffee…
Here is a recipe that I included in that book – it’s basically a deeeeeelicious BBQ sauce:
Chicken Pieces with Espresso Barbeque Sauce
Ingredients for Chicken:
- 12 chicken pieces, split and scored to the bone in several places
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp dry rosemary
- 1 tbsp dry thyme
- 1 tbsp dry oregano
- zest of 4 lemons
Ingredients for sauce:
- 1/2 cup espresso beans
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- 5 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 cups ketchup
- 1 1/2 cups tomato puree
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 tsp celery seed
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 whole oranges
- 1-2 whole lemons
- 1/2 bunch fresh coriander (optional)
Sauce (can be made ahead of time and stored for ages):
In a medium sized pot over a high heat, add honey, sugar, and espresso beans, and cook for four minutes or until fragrant. Reduce heat and add vinegar, ketchup, tomato puree, soy sauce, and dry herbs. Cook for about 30 minutes. Turn off heat. Finish with coriander and freshly squeezed orange and lemon. Leave pips in for 10 minutes to infuse. Strain before using.
Marinate chicken with olive oil, dry herbs, lemon zest and salt and pepper (up to a day in advance). Grill on barbeque or in rotisserie oven for 15-20 minutes, turning two or three times. Brush with espresso barbeque sauce and continue grilling for 5 minutes. Serve with more sauce. And then MORE sauce. Keep eating until ridiculously full. Complain about how full you are.
Well, that’s about it. I think trying to tag 4 people for this mem would be ambitious, given my blogroll… so I’ll just tag the only two half-Hispanic non-college educated bibliobloggers who also blog about other interests such as music, food, video games, and other such stuff that I know about. I don’t know if they’ll go for it, but I guess we’ll see: