I don’t like pre-fab foods. Maybe it is because I like to cook, that I figure why buy a ready made mix or sauce or marinade, which has any number of preservatives, colorings, and what-nots in it, when I am perfectly capable of making it myself. Thus I make most of my foods at home from scratch. It may take a bit more time, but I think it is worth it. It’s my small part in making sure we are eating healthy, yet still delicious.
Since we eat chicken quite often, I have to find a different way of cooking it so we don’t get bored. Fine by me! I enjoy experimenting. Roasted chicken is a family favorite, and with a few marinade recipes under your belt, you can add variety in flavors while keeping the meal simple.
Honey and Mustard marinade
1 clove garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tablsp. Mustard
1 tsp. Whole grain mustard
Pepper (I like to use whole grains in a grinder)
1 tblsp. Honey
Crush the garlic with salt using a mortar and pestle.
I use a small ceramic one. I learned about the garlic/salt crush in Brazil. It definitely makes a difference in the flavour.
Once it is crushed add the mustards.
Next the pepper, paprika, and honey. Mix together well and use. You can also use this as a BBQ sauce, or a dip for Chinese fondue or stone-grilled meat. Works the best with chicken or pork.