THE ULTIMATE

The Ultimate (Faux) Tandoori Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken cooking in a Tandoor


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Excerpt from Wiki:
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” Tandoori
chicken is a dish originating in the Indian subcontinent. It is widely popular in South Asia particularly India and Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Western world. It consists of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices. The name comes from the type of cylindrical clay oven, a tandoor, in which the dish is traditionally prepared.
The chicken is marinated in yogurt and seasoned with the spice mixture tandoori masala. Cayenne pepper, red chili powder or Kashmiri red chili powder is used to give it a fiery red hue. A higher amount of turmeric produces an orange color. In milder versions, both red and yellow food coloring are sometimes used to achieve bright colors, but turmeric powder is both mild and brightly colored, as is paprika, a sweet red pepper powder.[5] It is traditionally cooked at high temperatures in a tandoor (clay oven).

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Excerpt from a previous post  on  ChefsOpinion:
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” Some  of my favorite food-memories are from my time living in Karachi, Pakistan, were my wife Maria and I had many wonderful dinners at the rooftop restaurant of our hotel, the ” Avari Towers, Karachi“.
Sadly, I understand that this restaurant has been converted into a steak restaurant by now ( after all, its been nearly 20 years since Maria and I lived there).
At the time, the roof top was a very exclusive, local-fare only, restaurant, with a tandoori oven right there on the rooftop.
Benazir Bhutto, who a few years later became prime minister of Pakistan, resided in a house just next to our hotel and came to eat at the roof top a few times while we were there, which got Maria excited each time and she actually asked Mrs.Bhutto for an autograph (which she got, despite the incredible security), which made Maria happy and embarrassed me🙂 .
Anyway, as far as the food was concerned, all the restaurants at the  Avari Towers  were in my opinion by far the best and safest places to enjoy a meal in all of  Karachi  and the tandoori dishes at the rooftop topped it all !
I had many a good tandoori dish while traveling in Pakistan and of course in India, but never did I find a good one in Florida in all the years I have resided here. While they might exist, so far they have eluded me.
So, whenever I lust for tasty, well prepared tandoori-style food that rekindles my memories of times past, I usually have to take matters in my own hands. ”
Although I don’t have access to a tandoor, this is as close as you can get to the real thing. “Faux”, maybe – but super delicious, definitely 🙂
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مزےکری  !   maze karein   !   زندگی اچھی ہے  !   

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P.S.
Usually tandoori chicken is cut into cubes and threaded on skewers before cooking. However, sometimes whole or split chicken are cooked, hanging on hooks and wires in the center of the tandoor.
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The Ultimate (Faux) Tandoori Chicken

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The Ultimate (Faux) Tandoori Chicken

The Ultimate (Faux) Tandoori Chicken

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let chicken rest in a warm place at least 15 minutes before cutting into serving sized pieces; serves 4 - 6

let chicken rest in a warm place at least 15 minutes before cutting into serving sized pieces; serves 4 – 6

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Preparation :
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Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

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Yes.  I’ve said it – The Ultimate ! The Best !  # 1 !
Some of you might not agree with me, but I can tell you, chances are that this is the best beef fried rice you will ever come across. Period 🙂
It will certainly be different from the fried rice you’ll get at your neighborhood joint and most probably will come close to what you will get in the best of Chinese restaurants or maybe even be better than that. Arrogant I am not.  🙂  But honestly, this was by far the tastiest, best textured fried rice I ever prepared or tasted anywhere, including Asia.
To be real, I know there is better out there, but I myself was not able to find it (Yet).
Maybe the fact that I used leftover sushi rice from yesterday’s chirashi sushi dinner made the big difference. It made it possible to add more moisture to the rice as is normally done while keeping its great texture and not get mushy. Using beef tenderloin was also different, as well as using more than usual egg in the rice. Whatever it was, it worked and made for a simple yet spectacular enjoyable lunch.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

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Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

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Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

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Ultimate Beef Fried Rice
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Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

Ultimate Beef Fried Rice

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Preparation :
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THE ULTIMATE! Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes (Papas Bravas)



Let  me warn you – if you don’t like spicy food………. ahhh, don’t worry, if you don’t like spicy, just replace all the cayenne pepper with mild smoked paprika and you’ll be fine.
But if you do like spicy, this recipe is addictive, especially if you combine the  Papas Bravas  (my own version of this Spanish classic)  with the chicken as I have done here. It might take a bite or two to get used to the heat, but then……Heaven 🙂

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes  (Papas Bravas)

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes (Papas Bravas)

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes  (Papas Bravas)

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes (Papas Bravas)

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juicy lucy…….



Preparation :

chicken tighs and breast

chicken tighs and breast

add peeled, raw potatoes, season with kosher salt, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and granulated garlic

add peeled, raw potatoes, season with kosher salt, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and granulated garlic

eggwash :   whole eggs, greek yougurt, sriracha, cayenne pepper, granulated garlic

eggwash : whole eggs, greek yougurt, sriracha, cayenne pepper, granulated garlic

whisk eggwash until smooth

whisk eggwash until smooth

seasoned flour :   a/p flour, granulated garlic, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, kosher salt

seasoned flour : a/p flour, granulated garlic, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, kosher salt

dredge chicken in seasoned flour

dredge chicken in seasoned flour

coat floured chicken with eggwash

coat floured chicken with eggwash

dredge flour dredged, eggwash coated chicken once more in seasoned flour, shake off excess flour, fry at 325F for about 20 minutes, depending on size of chicken

dredge flour dredged, eggwash coated chicken once more in seasoned flour, shake off excess flour, fry at 325F for about 20 minutes, depending on size of chicken

after 10 minutes frying the chicken, add the seasoned totatoes, fry until soft on the inside, crispy and golden on the outside Bout 15 more minutes, during the last 5 minutes, ingrease the temperature of the oil to 375F

after 10 minutes frying the chicken, add the seasoned totatoes, fry until soft on the inside, crispy and golden on the outside, about 15 more minutes; during the last 5 minutes, ingrease the temperature of the oil to 375F

when potatoes and chicken are done, remove to absorbent paper

when potatoes and chicken are done, remove to absorbent paper

seasoning dip :   cayenne pepper, scotch bonnet hot sauce, garlic paste, lime juice, kosher salt, garlic oil

seasoning dip : cayenne pepper, scotch bonnet hot sauce, garlic paste, lime juice, kosher salt, garlic oil

ready to add the fried chicken and potatoes to seasoning dip

ready to add the fried chicken and potatoes to seasoning dip

toss chicken and potatoes in seasoning dip

toss chicken and potatoes in seasoning dip

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes  (Papas Bravas)

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes (Papas Bravas)

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes  (Papas Bravas)

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes (Papas Bravas)

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes  (Papas Bravas)

The Ultimate Fried Chicken & Angry Potatoes (Papas Bravas)

Juicy Lucy .......

Juicy Lucy …….



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