Saturday, August 12, 2006

cooking out of a suitcase

This should be the name of my blog for awhile since that is what I have been doing for the past month or so. I have been at a loss without my pots, pans, tools, gadgets etc. I have the basics, very basics. So, I've made do, eaten out a lot, and tried to remember what I cook on a regular basis. It's starting to all come back to me, but then I remember, I can't make that because I don't have this. One thing this apartment is equipped with is a grill, so I have been thinking of all the things we like to grill and eat. One of my favorite marinades for chicken is this:

1/2 cup mango chutney
2 T. dijon mustard
1-2 cloves minced garlic

Mix it all up and coat chicken breast pieces that you cut up. Skewer the chicken if you like let sit for an hour or so and grill. Delicious and so easy.

Another good one is for fish, I use tilapia or any mild white fish:

1 onion sliced (yellow or purple)
2 T. cilantro chopped
zest of 2 limes
juice of 2 limes
4 T. orange juice(fresh squeezed or Tropicana)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 t. cumin
5 cloves garlic, smashed
1 t. kosher or sea salt
pinch cayenne pepper

Mix it all up and put in ziploc bag with fish. Let marinate at least one hour before grilling.


Lindsey said...

Let me be the first to say that I love the new look. And I'm glad you are back. Sorry you don't have your own kitchen back yet. Kinda like camping?

I'm going to steal these two recipes from you now. I think I will buy Tilapia tomorrow and make the second one.

laura said...

i love the new look. i was shocked when it popped up this way and thought i had the wrong blog at first. i love it!

when are you guys moving into the beach house? i bet the kids can't wait to get settled in. and you can't wait to have a kitchen and central air so you can cook and bake and get back to normal!

Juliane said...


I love the blog (keep those recipies coming!). I don't know how you gals have time to blog. I don't even have enough time to READ all your blogs :)

We're also without a kitchen. The cereal for breakfast-peanut butter sandwhich for lunch-pizza for dinner-thing is getting old and it's only been a week!

We miss you. 'Hope to keep in touch.

Erin said...

i'm going to try both of these. can you buy mango chutney at tj's?

Jenni said...

erin, tj's does have mango chutney, but i haven't used theirs yet. i usually buy crosse and blackwell's major grey's chutney. let me know how they turned out. grilled pineapple goes great with the fish.