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honey ginger glazed chicken


honey - soy glazed chicken

The most delicious oven roasted chicken you will ever eat! Honey, soy, ginger and garlic combined to make this succulent glaze.

It only takes few minutes to prepare the marinade. Pour it over the  chicken and let it rest in the fridge for couple of hours to absorb more moisture and the result is a sweet glazed oven-roasted chicken that is incredibly tender.

honey - soy glazed chickenSuch a luscious and savory lacquered chicken pairs perfect with potatoes, rice or noodles. I had some leftover of sesame ginger rice, it went great together, with the extra glaze i did.

For that you need:

  • 10 pieces of chicken (you can use breasts, thighs, full legs or just drumsticks)
  • 3/4 cup soy
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Combine together all ingredients and pour over the chicken. Keep it in the fridge to marinate at least 2 hours to overnight until time of baking.

Preheat oven 240°C and bake for 45 minutes. Keep an eye on the chicken and be careful not to overcook it.

honey - soy glazed chicken

The sweet smell was filling the house, I was preparing the table to take some pictures (for this post) when Antoun came in from work to have lunch. This is the most challenging part, not letting him dig in before i take the pictures. I only had 3 minutes, I don’t blame him actually, i was in a hurry too, they looked so delicious, they made my mouth water!

honey - soy glazed chicken

honey - soy glazed chicken

This meal is so rich in flavors, it caters all tastes. Try it!

Baked fish in sesame ginger marinade


roast fish in sesame ginger marinade

Smell does to discover and enjoy this dish as much as taste. The fragrance reaches the nose before the food reaches the mouth. An Asian inspired dish, rich with the ambrosial ginger, garlic, soy, wasabi, sesame seeds and scallions.

Get ready for a taste of heaven! you will need

  • 1 kg whole fish (800g fish fillet)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp wasabi
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 grated garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 sliced scallions

Whisk together soy, vinegar, brown sugar, wasabi, garlic, ginger and oil.

Make diagonal cuts on both sides of the fish to allow more moisture to be absorbed. When roasting a whole fish always ensure the skin is on.

Line your pan with aluminum foil and greaseproof sheet. Place the fish on the baking sheet and coat it with the marinade then close the edges of the sheet.

roast fish in sesame ginger marinade

Having the baking sheet on aluminum foil will preserve the  marination and the fish will stay moist.

Preheat your oven (220°C). Bake for 20 mns. Transfer to a serving plate. Don’t get rid of the juice, drizzle it on the fish and garnish with the sesame seeds and scallions. Serve it alone or with some rice.

roast fish in sesame ginger marinade

Ginger sesame rice to go with this dish.

  • 1 1/4 cup rice
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 1/2 cup water

Heat olive oil in sauce pan. Add ginger and garlic and cook until fragrant for 3-4 minutes.

Add rice and water and bring to boil. Cover with a lid, reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove from heat, cover the pan with a towel and let it sit for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Toss in the sesame seeds and taste to check if it needs salt.

roast fish in sesame ginger marinade

Dishes with diversified colors and aromatic flavors can usually greatly arouse people’s appetite. It’s hard to describe the amazing taste, you need to try it!

roast fish in sesame ginger marinade

scrumptious oven roasted chicken with herbs and citrus


herb and citrus oven roasted chicken

That perfect juicy meat and crispy skin in 40 minutes! You will swear it’s the juiciest flavorful chicken you ever tasted.

The wondrous aroma of coriander and citrus that perfumes the house provokes a feeling of excitement.

herb and citrus oven roasted chicken

You still don’t know what to cook for the weekend? Watch that golden brown and gleaming chicken! Simply elegant and inviting!

To try it you need:

  • 12-14 pieces of chicken (could be thighs, drumsticks or breast)
  • 4 medium potatoes sliced
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 2 lemons (one juiced and one sliced)
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • fresh coriander for garnish

Directions:

In a bowl mix together oil, lemon, garlic, coriander, onion, salt and pepper.

Soak in the chicken for marination and transfer all to a baking plastic bag. Leave it for 3-4 hours or better for an overnight in the fridge.

scrumptious oven roasted chicken with herbs and citrus

Take your chicken out of the fridge 30 minutes before it goes into the oven.

Preheat your oven to 220°C.

Place chicken in a baking dish and spread them evenly. Arrange slices of lemon, orange and potato around and under the chicken. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and drizzle a bit of olive oil.

scrumptious oven roasted chicken with herbs and citrus

Bake uncovered for about 40 to 45 minutes, et voila!!

scrumptious oven roasted chicken with herbs and citrus

Serve it with a big salad or with the famous lebanese tabboule. Click here for the recipe.

scrumptious oven roasted chicken with herbs and citrus

Enjoy!!!

scrumptious oven roasted chicken with herbs and citrus

 

roast hamour fish


roast hamourCooking becomes different when you have a baby. He becomes the priority and your life is all about him. It’s friday (the weekend in Doha) the day we eat lunch as a family. I woke up thinking what to cook something healthy, fast and my boys like it. Plus it’s the lent and we don’t eat meat on fridays. So i decided to make roast fish with vegetables, lemon and walnut.

Ingredients:

  • A whole fish, i chose hamour about 1kg
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 3 big garlic cloves
  • walnuts (as much as you like)
  • 200g  coriander
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 lemons

Chop the walnuts, garlic and coriander for the stuffing.

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Make diagonal cuts on both sides to put inside from the stuffing to give it a richer aroma.

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Stuff the fish and insert lemon slices.

Cut the carrots and potatoes and put them on the sides.

sprinkle the salt and olive oil and it’s ready to be baked for 25 mns.

3Try it and give me your opinion 🙂