I doubt anyone will read whatever I write on this tiny part of the internet, but I'll do it anyways because it is a good way to share my thoughts with you netizens (is that how you spell it?) whatever.
For the first dish.
As a poor college student ...
I bought some chicken, tomatoes, canned corn, that was on sale at Ralphs. Yay sales!
This dish should only take about 30 minutes with prep work.
1 whole chicken
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 of a shallots
1/2 of a brown onions
2 Roma Tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic
1 cup chicken or beef stock (depends on which one you make or have ready)
1 green onion
1 can of corn - drained
2 tablespoons of miju (chinese rice wine)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
dash of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper (moderate to your own judgment ...)
a little flour or cornstarch (thickener)
Prep work (keep your station clean!):
Non-meat - I like to prep meat and vegetables separate
1. mince shallots and onions
2. Mash garlic with blade of the knife (basically peels it automatically when you do that)
3. Dice tomatoes
4. Slice green onion into thin pieces
1. Quarter chicken - easy I don't get why people don't do it and it's cheaper too to buy the whole chicken
If you don't know here's a link
2. Salt and pepper chicken
1. Preheat oven for 450 F°
2. In an ovenproof skillet, heat on high and put in butter
3. Throw in quartered parts of the chicken (breasts, and legs/thighs) skin side down
4. Brown the skin and turn over and put it into the oven
5. Cook for about 10-15 minutes in the oven. Check the meat with meat thermometer if you have to.
1. Heat skillet and put butter
2. Throw in shallots, onion, and garlic until translucent
3. Throw in corn and cook until no liquid left or aroma of the corn comes out
4. Add tomatoes, stock, cayenne pepper, Tabasco sauce, rice wine, and sugar
5. Reduce liquid until thickened
6. Add flour or cornstarch a little bit at a time if sauce is not thickened.
7. Salt and pepper to taste
Voila there you have it!
I really need to get a better camera or stop using my cell phone camera to take pictures xD.
Enjoy! Eat with long grain rice, bok choy or cauliflower. Drink with chicken soup listed below.
What to do with the leftover bones from the quartered chicken?
With the discarded chicken bones after you have quartered it...
Make chicken soup by throwing it in a big pot of boiling water and add in onions, garlic and ginger and simmer for a couple hours.
Salt and pepper
This is good for when you are sick.