Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Quick and refreshing...

For those that have been asking, we did go ahead and send in the treats today. Since we wrapped them individually with plastic wrap, they were not able to run all over and the stickiness factor was minimal. The feedback was great for the taste, but I just wish the texture would have been better!

Tonight's dinner, Chicken, Broccoli, and Lemon Stir-Fry, was a quick way to get dinner on the table, but still enjoy a dish that was brimming with flavor. Letting the chicken rest in a marinade of soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic and crushed red pepper was the first step in adding zing to this meal. As the chicken is sliced fairly thin, it only takes a few minutes for the marinade to work its magic - it also means the chicken will cook quickly too! Once the chicken is done, broccoli and fresh slices of lemon are added to the hot skillet until the broccoli turns a bright green. A touch of water is added and the broccoli gently cooks until tender. Some of the marinade mixture that was set aside is then poured over with a slurry of cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce. With spice from the crushed red pepper backed up with crisp-tender broccoli and bright lemon slices, this chicken dish was a refreshing end to a hectic day. You could stretch this by serving it over fragrant jasmine rice or enjoy it as is for a light dinner. Next time, I think we will add a couple dashes of toasted sesame oil for another depth of flavor.


  1. Joe, that looks great. Simple but great. And the sesame seeds always do me in. I'm a sucker for sesame :) I have to catch up on your posts. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Mona - We did - Thanks! We love sesame seeds as well, but don't use them near enough!