Real Food for Real Life

Friday, April 9, 2010

Working over spring break...

Chicken Satay with Grilled Scallions, Red pepper, and Naan

With it being spring break and no kids at home, Ben and I have been busy turning the kids bathroom into a spa-like oasis...Chris so graciously told me last week that he thought he was old enough to give up the bright colors and his lion towel.  So gone now are the bright yellow walls, replaced with a nice calming oceany bluey green, frameless shower doors to replace he shower curtain (amazing how much larger the room seems), and all new fittings and accessories, including big, fluffy white towels.  Now we are just waiting for liquid nails and caulk to set up before we finish up...I'll see about posting a photo once it's all done.
Last night's dinner could not have been any easier...a had a jar of A Taste of Thai Peanut Satay Sauce, and a package of naan, a flatbread you may be familiar with if you have ever eaten at an Indian restaurant.  Add a package of boneless chicken breasts, a large red bell pepper, and a bunch of scallions and dinner would be complete.  I cut the chicken into strips and marinated them a while in about 1/2 of the jar of sauce before threading them on wooden skewers (soak these at least 1/2 hour before using).  I trimmed the onions, cut the pepper into large slices, and halved the naan, making everything ready to go on the grill.  The chicken and veg took no more than ten minutes over high heat on the gas grill, plus a couple more for the naan.  I served this with the rest of the sauce (I did add some salt and crushed red pepper flake to this) and lime wedges.  This was delicious and easy, but I think next time I will make my own sauce, I found this one just a tad too sweet with no heat, although it would certainly be kid friendly left as is.


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