Friday, January 25, 2008

Think Spice- Think Garlic!

So decided to try the monthly think spice challenge hosted by Sunita's World.
It was when i saw the clove of garlic I couldn't resist. Garlic is one of my favorite things to cook with whether dried and ground, fresh chopped, baked, broiled, sauteed it is a savory spice that goes with almost everything. Often my mother would drill into me how healthy garlic is. She even eats it raw when she is sick, and every time she ends up over her sickness faster then anyone else. You can see the challenge guidelines here.

So I present Angel's Garlic Baked Chicken.

OK so the recipe is something I made up as I went along. I tend to love cooking as a more ad lib affair. I Put the chkin in a baking dish and covered it in soy sauce. I added some extra soy sauce on the bottom of the dish (but didn't have them soaking in it). I cut up two large cloves of garlic fresh and sprinkled liberally on top of the chkn. Then I added some savory, and some fresh ground Coriander. The coriander is the secret to the flavors here since it has a interesting flavor that complimented the garlic perfectly. I then added about a 1/4 a cup or less of water to the bottom of the pan, covered it in foil and baked at 375 degrees for an hour. Baking it like that made the chkn turn out very tender, and it was super savory. Didn't need any salt at all.

We then served it on a plate of sauteed mixed chinese vegi's.

This Dish is super simple, but also amazing flavors in the chkn. Garlic being the main performer.
Thankyou Sunita for a Fantastic highlight of Garlic.


Kitten said...

WOohoo!! Yummy..I am gonna have to do that, why you ask?? I have all those ingredients at home lol..only thighs instead of legs hehe..Looks fantastic!!

Fireskin said...

I love garlic! I'm totally stealing this recipe.

sunita said...

Thanks for sending over that lovely recipe.

Angel said...

Kitten-Thankyou it was super tasty, and i think it would go good on any part of the chicken.

Mom- I hope you like it, you are the one who taught me to experiment in the kitchen like this.

Sunita- Thankyou for hosting such a fantastic event.