Saturday, May 10, 2008

CHICKEN SATAY AND TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

My husband decided to do an upgrade on our computer. A note was left on the computer for me to finish it. It was a five step process. One through four went fine. Five, well, it was called clean up. That should have been my first clue. It cleaned up all right. I hit the wrong button and poof there went our data. Everything... hard drive completely erased. I cried. Truly I did. But after an hour I said hey, its a hard drive, sure all those pictures of your babies are priceless and now they are gone but they were JUST pictures. Yes I got over it and miracle of miracles, he was able to temporarily retrieve everything. Just enough time for to save like crazy.

I just had to get something on the blog before the food pictures were gone as well. I bring you Chicken Satay without the recipe... for now.

Here it is... back up and running. Now I know I wont win any awards here for my pic as this was "chicken satay in a hurry style." Notice its not on skewers. I love meat on a stick though. The other thing that I altered is that I left out the coconut. I know it is an essential ingredient here. I really didnt know what to call it. It really wants to be chicken satay. Okay now I am feeling like I should bag this whole post. I guess it is a lesson. Never post when your desperate for a post and your computer is failing. Okay thats enough rambling.

The not quite chicken satay recipe

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoon grated gingerroot
3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup water

Marinate chicken in sauce for at least one hour and up to overnight. Broil chicken under broiler.

Dip in Sauce

1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup water or more if you like a thinnner sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili paste (or to your liking)
2 green onions

Stir peanut butter and add a little water at a time to the desired consistency. Add soy sauce, ginger, garlic and chili paste. Sprinkle green onions over sauce.

2 comments:

giz said...

I was wondering who that was saying "Oh S...". I feel your pain - being the technological guru that I am, I have more than on one occasion done something - who even knew what - that caused anxiety and system restore. Thank goodness you saved some of it. G-d bless back-up external drives.

lemontartlet said...

Ain't that the worst feeling? It's a sinking right in your tummy when you realize you wiped the drive. Glad you got it back, and the chicken looks tasty!

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