Butter Chicken (BA’s Best)

Bon Appetit

Hands down the best indian food I’ve ever made. Blending the sauce is key. Combined with rice and some Naan (or cauli for Keto), this recipe will make about 7-8 servings. Does great frozen. Will be a go-to for meal prep.

120 mins including marinade.

For ease of use, I’m copying the ingredients below. Go to the link for process.

Marinade

  • ½ cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

Sauce and Assembly

  • ½ cup (1 stick) cultured or unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 5 green cardamom pods
  • 1 whole clove
  • 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 serrano chiles, split lengthwise
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 28-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Chopped cilantro, steamed basmati rice, and naan (for serving)

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/butter-chicken

Carnitas (lil’ meats!)

Food Wishes and Damn Delicious

I’m marrying two recipes for this. I used a slow cooker (DD) but all ingredients, brazing technique, etc. was taken from FW. I also added the lime from DD, along with some dried chipotle peppers. It was good. Goooooooood.

All Day – slow cooked on high 5 hrs. I broiled for 10 minutes, but 8 may have been better…

http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2014/10/crispy-pork-carnitas-these-little-meats.html

https://damndelicious.net/2014/10/10/slow-cooker-pork-carnitas/

Edit – I also took chunking the meat from the FW video. I didn’t braise the butt whole. I really think this helped with both cooking and finishing this dish.

Turkey Bolognese – Theory

Delish

Look – I think we can agree that carrots and celery don’t belong in pasta sauce. But I subbed in some bell peppers and jalapeños… switched out dried herbs for fresh oregano, basil, and thyme… Added some red pepper flakes, more salt… Ok, I really fucked with this recipe, BUT I followed the general phasing and theory. Worked good. Flavors.

Could be 60 mins, could be all day. Depends on how much you want to simmer. More simmer, more flavor.

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a50639/ground-turkey-bolognese-recipe/