May 14 2013

Seanad Joins The Alpha Dog Food Team

Seanad joins the team!

She will be posting a recipe soon :-)

 

Seanad


Apr 7 2013

Death in the family

Sorry for being away for such a long time.

Unfortunately, a second death in the close family in as many months knocked everything out.

I will hopefully get back to normal soon – I will talk to the girls this week and see if we can’t start posting regularly again now that I’m back.

All the best,

Kate


Jan 25 2013

Cook And Get Laid More Often (Moira)

Moira

Moira

 

Watch this space. I am currently working on an article for all you guys out there to explain to you how cooking romantic meals will get you laid more often. I will post it in about a weeks time. Subscribe to the blog and you will be automatically sent an email with a link to it when it is posted.

 

In the meantime, have a great weekend.

 

Moira


Jan 21 2013

Chicken Teriyaki (Asami)

Asami

Asami

 

 

Hi,

My name is Asami from Yokohama in Japan. I just recently joined the Alpha Dog Food blog as a new recruit and this is my first posting. Here in Japan, we also use food for love and romance – and we don’t mind being a little adventurous!

Thank you Kate for helping with my English. For this recipe I give you a very easy to make Chicken Teriyaki that will make a special supper for you and your lady. I really hope you enjoy it and I will make some more recipes for you soon.

If you are a lady, over 18, who would like to join the team and blog here, please see the ‘new recruits’ page in the links above.

 

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Ingredients

The ingredients and measures below are plenty for two people. To make things easier, try to find chicken thighs that are already boned or ask your butcher to do it for you.

  • 4 boned chicken thighs (use breast if you prefer)
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp light/medium soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • sufficient noodles for 2 people

 

How To Cook It

If you haven’t already done so, remove the bones from the chicken thighs.

In a large bowl, mix together the honey, soy sauce, mirin, sake, ginger and garlic.

Place the chicken thighs in the marinade and mix/cover the meat thoroughly with the sauce. Transfer the chicken to the fridge for 1 hour.

When you are ready to cook the chicken, heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan. Dry the skin side of the chicken thighs on some kitchen paper, so the skin will crisp up when fried. Place the chicken thighs in the frying pan, skin side down, over a medium heat. Fry until the skin is browned. Depending on the size of your frying pan, you may need to fry the chicken in batches – don’t crowd the pan.

Turn down the heat to low, then turn the chicken over to fry the other side. Pour the sauce used to marinate the chicken into the pan. Simmer on a low heat for five minutes, then increase the temperature and cook until the sauce becomes thick.

Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet.

 

How To Serve It

Cut the chicken into slices and arrange on the plate next to a nest of noodles. Pour the thickened Teriyaki sauce onto the chicken. Garnish with a little raw chopped spring onion or mix a little sliced green cabbage into the noodles. This dish can look even more attractive on black plates if you have them.

If you have never tried it before, maybe serve with a small glass of Sake but otherwise, serve with a dry white wine such as Italian Frascati.

 

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Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki