101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: June 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Grilling Chicken Drumsticks - The Art of Drummies

Grilled Chicken Legs - The Art of Drummies from 101 Cooking For Two
Super easy, never fails, grilled drumsticks for the whole family. Just wash, dry, spice and cook over medium high heat. Then you will have crispy goodness for all.

The "art" of the grilled chicken legs (drumsticks)... that is what I have been working on for several weeks. All the recipes I looked at said things like until "fluid runs clear" or 30 minutes over medium high heat. I need more precise. Plus overnight marinades and lots of other magic cooking stuff. Not good for me.

My mistakes or at least the ones I remember. First I cooked them to 165 just like I love chicken breast. They weren't done. They were tough and stringy. Then I went to 180-190, yep just the right temp. But I cooked it too fast on high heat. Burnt skin. Char is good, burnt is bad. I tried several spice mixes and settled on the one below. Just some kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper (but not too much of kids but just enough for taste for adults).
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Southwest Country Style Boneless Pork Ribs

Back to Cooking For Two. We are starting a diet this week which calls for big time flavor. Here it is. A Tex-Mex pork recipe that I grilled to cut up on a salad. It's got taste and it's got spiciness. UMM...GOOD.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chicken for a hundred

Ok, it is not Cooking For Two but still useful. This is something you can do and it really wasn't that hard. We were hosting a large retirement party for several family friends. It was a pot luck type affair but we felt we should provide a "main course" of meat. 

So my "what I wanted" list:
1) Not to make anyone sick. Any type of "mass cooking" can easily lead to food poisoning. Well, not at my house!
2) Not too much work. There was a lot of other things that needed attention also.
3) Had to have good taste and be able to be kept warm.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ultra Simple Grilled BBQ Bone-in Skin-on (Split) Chicken Breast

Ultra Simple Grilled BBQ Bone-in Skin-on (Split) Chicken Breast from 101 Cooking For Two
Crunchy skin with great BBQ taste while the meat is still moist and tender. So what is the secret of not burning the devil out of the outside of the chicken while getting the center done?  So this is how to cheat. Grilling a whole split chicken breast can be a real bear especially the huge ones .Cut those suckers up, fire up the gas grill (or charcoal if you want) and go for it.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Grilled Drop Buttermilk Biscuits

I ask you WHY NOT? I have been on the search for grilled sides this spring and I have tried this several times but I now have it right. Really the answer was quit simple. All I needed to do was turn down the heat and rotate the pan... Dah...

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