Friday, April 13, 2007

Not the ideal use but still very good
--Huli-Huli Glaze

Huli-Huli Glaze
The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking & Entertaining Copyright 2006

¾ cup soy sauce, regular or low-sodium
¼ cup ketchup
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
3 tablespoons dry sherry
2 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 to 3 plump garlic cloves, peeled

Puree the glaze ingredients in a blended, then pour into a bowl.
I left the long drawn-out directions on how to use this glaze out since I was feeling lazy. I used this on chicken breasts. This would have been much better on chicken pieces but I didn't have that kind of time and this was lighter and still very flavorful. It has a nice Asian flavor too it.
Basically, you want to cook your chicken, whatever part of the chicken or whatever cooking method you use (due to bad weather, I had to use the broiler), until the chicken is nearly done and then start basting it with the sauce. You don't want to wait too long to start basting or you won't as much flavor into the chicken but if you start too early, you'll end up with burnt chicken, due to the sugars in the glaze.
I can't wait to try this on chicken pieces on the grill, when I have more time and the weather is nicer. They're calling for snow (SNOW!) this weekend so I have no idea when that will be. At least this cool and damp weekend will be a good time for me to do some baking.
Blast From The Past: Sherried Shrimp from January 2006, another recipe that used sherry. These shrimp were great but we're holding off on shellfish around here, until my son is a bit older.

Question of the Day: Are you having normal or wacky weather where you live?


Brilynn said...

It's ridiculous here! Two nights ago we had flurries and when I woke up yesterday the ground was white. By noon it was 10C and I went for a bike ride. I woke up again this morning and the ground was white again. This isn't right.

Heather said...

We have a chance of snow for tonight at tomorrow here in Kansas as well. Just last Monday it was 80 here... the tulip festival has been called off, plants are dying and people are trying to mow before the snow hits. It has been gray, and rainy all week. BOO HISS!!

However, the chicken looks pretty good.

Unknown said...

Wouldn't it be fun if everyone who un-lurks for giveaways would comment everyday!? :-) Last week for easter we had 50's (which is about 20 degrees below normal for here). Before that we were near 90 (which is around 15 degrees ABOVE normal). Right now we're getting ready for a storm to come through and then have some seasonal temperature.

Anonymous said...

This monday it was in the fifties, but today it was 85 in FL. Crazy!

- Kelly

Anonymous said...

Pretty normal for the SF Bay area this time of year, but I hear we have a drought going on.

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Normal for here. Hot, hot, and ... hot! It is starting to cool down a bit but it won't get 'pleasant' for another month or so and it never ever gets cold.

Anonymous said...

Since I'm in Texas, we ALWAYS have wacky weather. It changes on a dime. Easter was cold and rainy, which it sometimes has been on other years too, sometimes not. And there have been many Christmas' that we have the AC on. Also lately have been a lot of thunderstorms and a tornado or two. Never dull here!


Jackie said...

Seeing the sun this morning for the first time in weeks is uplifting. (From the suburbs of Pittsburgh.)