I finally cracked open a REAL cookbook for dinner last night!
When I initially flipped open the book, I found a few I thought looked good but it was difficult to narrow it down to just one. So I let Dan decide. He told me to start reading off the names, and I started with Appetizers. And this is what he chose:
Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1-1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-in pieces
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbs snipped fresh cilantro
1. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, lime zest and juice. Press the garlic into soy sauce mixture; mix well. Reserve 1/3 cup soy sauce mixture for Peanut Dipping Sauce. Set aside. Add chicken to remaining soy sauce mixture, cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place chicken with marinade in baking dish. Bake 18-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Meanwhile, prepare Peanut Dipping Sauce by adding peanut butter and cilantro to reserved 1/3 cup soy sauce mixture; whisk until smooth. Serve with chicken.
This was in the appetizer category, but was easily made into a meal by adding some brown rice and asparagus. Quite yummy - and to me, any recipe that has more than two words in the title, sounds complicated. This really wasn't complicated.
The hardest part was probably zesting the lime.
But I would never have known that if I hadn't tried!!