Latest Dinner Hit
Last night I made Chicken Achiote with Tangerine Sauce to great acclaim from kids and my wife alike. I found the recipe at epicurious.com and modified it slightly by using just a bit more tangerine juice than called for (I used 3 large tangerines for the zest and juice) and by using my trusty cast iron skillet instead of a nonstick pan.
My friend and fellow cooking enthusiast Matt was caught not long ago with a dreamy look in his eye. "What are you thinking about" his wife asked. "My pan [meaning his cast iron skillet]." "It loves you too." was his wife's reply. Well, we've adopted that phrase in our household as well. As I was pulling out my pan and caressingly applying olive oil I heard my wife behind me say "it loves you too." And as proof of that love, we had a delicious chicken achiote with a superb caramelized tangerine sauce with a complicated flavor. Next time I make this, though, I will add large slices of onion and serve it with rice + cilantro + veggie (I'm thinking carrots, though squash would be good too).