Monday, September 14, 2009

Tasty Tuesday!

Ahhh, it's the middle of September. Summer has finally arrived in Chicago! Literally. Like Mister Man wore shorts to school the last three days after wearing pants since August 24. Like the air conditioning is actually on in our house today.

So we're back to grilling. Which is really ok because it means I marinate something quickly, and then my husband does the real work. But because I prepped it, he still does cleanup because he doesn't see grilling as work. See, win win!

Chicken Satay

1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1/2 c water
1/4 c soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, pressed
3 T lemon juice
2 T brown sugar
3/4 t ginger - freshly grated (put a root in your freezer, wrapped, then just grate off whatever you need each time a recipe calls for it. You'll thank me)
1/2 t red pepper flakes
4 chicken breasts
green onions for garnish

Combine the peanut butter, water, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, brown sugar, ginger, and red pepper flakes in a smal saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until smooth. Cool. Remove garlic from the sauce and discard. Reserve half the sauce for dipping.

Cut the chicken into 1 inch strips and marinate for an hour or two. Thread onto skewers (soak 'em if you're using wood!). Oil the grill, then grill the chicken over medium or so for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Baste twice with the sauce while cooking.

Serve with the reserved sauce garnished with the sliced green onions. And rice.


And check out more yumminess with Blessed By Grace and her Tempt My Tummy Tuesday! But before you do -- go visit my review site to learn about what L'Oreal is doing for ovarian cancer. Giveaway is going up in the next two days, too!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace September 14, 2009 at 9:33 PM  

Sounds tasty! Happy TMTT.

darnold23 September 15, 2009 at 5:44 PM  

Grilling is good. Summer is good. I love both. Fall is starting to show its head here in the south, but I'm still hanging on by the tips of my fingers to Summer. Thanks for sharing the satay recipe. I would like to invite you to participate in Crock Pot Wednesday at Any kind of slow cooker recipe will work. Come check it out.

Brenda September 15, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

Looks really yummy!

septembermom September 15, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

That is a win, win arrangement that you have going on in your house! Good for you :) This one looks yummy. Thanks, Michelle!

Unknown Mami September 15, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

Thank you! I've been wanting a recipe for a peanut sauce.

Adventures in Mother Venture September 15, 2009 at 9:58 PM  

You should not read this before going to bed (and also when you only have a string cheese stick as an option in your fridge). :-)

Jerri September 15, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

Very interesting. Sounds good!

Michelle September 16, 2009 at 7:07 PM  

Lisa - It's a great way to ummm celebrate summer. Enjoy!

Debbie - I shouldn't have said anything about summer. Today, the high was 69 degrees. Bye-bye summer!

Brenda - It is, and right up your alley, too, I think!

Kelly - Absolutely. In fact, my husband is currently washing the dishes from dinner as I type. Few things work out perfectly, but this is definitely one of them!

Unknown Mami - Hey, so glad I can oblige. Any other requests? :)

Adventures in Mother Venture - Hmm, good to know I'm not the only one who relies on string cheese as the emergency backup ration!

Jerri - Interesting, good and easy -- you forgot the easy part!

Angela September 26, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

We usually get a nice "Indian summer" here in Sept/Oct. I'm still hoping for October, because I think we've had rain here Every.Single.Day in Sept. Ugh!!!

The recipe sounds awesome! I do the same freezer trick with ginger but peel it first. Do you bother peeling it? I've never tried not peeling it but it's a pain, so if it works for you without peeling I'll trust ya!!

Michelle October 3, 2009 at 6:42 PM  

Angela - I don't bother to peel it. When you grate it (I use the microplane zester), the side of peel just kind of stays on the ginger because of the woodiness of it and the ginger part grates. Bummer on the rain... we've had it here now lately, which means probably more headed your way!

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