So my friend and I have been on a bit of a cooking spree. We've only seen each other a handful of times this summer...but each time we always end up in the kitchen trying out some new recipe we just found online.
These two have been favorites of ours, and I can't not pass along the goodness.
The first is this awesome chicken marinade with honey and soy sauce. We made chicken and vegetable kabobs one night with this marinade, and I can't seem to bring myself to even think about trying out a new marinade. This is just too good. Also, I never would have thought of the combination of honey and soy sauce, but wow doesn't that sound amazing?
We didn't have any cloves of garlic, but we found garlic powder to be just as fine, adding a very nice flavor. We didn't stick too much to the exact measurements. We tended to eyeball it all, going heavy on the ingredients we knew would add a ton of flavor. We had under and hour for the chicken to marinate, but had no trouble tasting the marinade once it was all grilled.
The second recipe has pretty much become a family favorite. My father keeps requesting this one over and over again. This Mexican Grilled Corn is the lovely brainchild of a former classmate of mine, Amanda Shulman, who has her own food blog, Hungree Girl. Butter, lime and cilantro make an incredible combination--I can't get over it. I mean, never mind that cilantro is probably my most favorite ingredient ever. This is a summer must.
|Here is the corn right after I brushed it with the butter/lime/cilantro sauce and added the cheese. I then usually sprinkle a TON of cilantro on top.|
With just about a month left of summer break, I can't wait to try out some more recipes. Maybe I'll experiment with different ways to cook shrimp. Or I'll go on a quest to find the perfect chocolate cake. Or I'll try recreating this super-awesome cilantro rice that I had at a wonderful restaurant called Havana Central.