Sticky Chicken Thighs with Soy and Mirin

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A few years back I was asked by the men in my family (3 boys and a husband) what I would like for my birthday. “A garden grill” I answered in front of 4 pairs of surprised eyes. They didn’t let me down (as always) and my grill had been my partner in my cooking experiments ever since. Grilling meat or veggies is really (I mean really) easy. All you need is a good marinade or a flavorful spice rub. Marinating chicken in soy is a definite win. Adding mirin just makes it perfect. This chicken is so delicious it’s hard to describe. It’s sweet and spicy, sticky and moist. Perfect for a quick meal. Just serve with rice or a summery salad. Continue reading

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

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The combination of honey and mustard is like a long term relationship. A happy marriage really. Combining these two ingredients, can elevate chicken or pork dishes to another level. While chicken cooks, a sweet/spicy crust forms which adds all the taste. The Tabasco gives it the right amount of heat to balance the sweetness of the honey, so be generous. Continue reading