The Best Grilled Chicken

Everybody has certain foods and flavors that they associate with summer; burgers on the grill, tomatoes, watermelon, ice cream, etc. For me it isn’t summer without Grilled Chicken with Salmoriglio. Leading up to Memorial Day weekend I told my wife, Sandy, “I don’t care what else we do this weekend, but Monday I am making Salmoriglio Chicken.” I got the technique I use in this recipe, grilling the chicken first then transferring to a hot sauté pan (I use the side burner on my gas grill for this) and finishing with the marinade, from my Mother. This reduces flare-ups and also results in a nice fresh flavor, since the chicken and the marinade are cooked together very quickly in the pan just long enough to meld the flavors. Salmoriglio made from olive oil, lemon, garlic, oregano, salt & pepper is a very typical Sicilian marinade that has many uses. It can also be used on fish(especially swordfish steaks) or grilled vegetables. I like to make it and pass it around for people to drizzle on Stuffed Swordfish Rolls at the table. You can also make a variation of it, replacing the lemon with red wine vinegar for basting on steaks when grilling them. I served the chicken with my famous grilled corn, and we topped it off by going to Ferris Acres Creamery for Ice Cream.  All in all a very satisfying Memorial Day cookout, and a promising start to the summer. Recipes: Grilled Chicken with Salmoriglio Grilled Corn 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon paprika salt to taste 8 ears of corn, husked Combine...

Master Recipe: Artisan Bread in Five

I recently blogged about my experiences with the no knead bread recipes from the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. This prompted several requests for the recipe from readers. Zoe Francois has kindly given me permission to reprint the master recipe from the book: The Master Recipe: Boule (Artisan Free-Form Loaf) Also, please take time to visit the authors’ websites: ArtisanBreadInFive.com – For answers to questions on the techniques/recipes. Zoe Bakes – Features baking recipes and great...