July 07, 2011

Quite-spicy BBQ chicken

I invented this last weekend for a Latino/Persian/Korean engagement party:

Really Quite Spicy BBQ chicken
Yield: 36 servings as appetizer
Preparation time: negligible
  • 1 small can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (7oz)
  • 5-6 fl oz fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 1/2C tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/2C balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2t ground cumin
  • 1t ground coriander
  • 1/2t white pepper
  • 1T agave nectar
  • 36 chicken pieces, drumstick-sized
Throw all of the above (except the chicken) in a blender, and blend until smooth. Dunk chicken pieces in it, and BBQ them over medium/low heat. Brush with additional sauce when half cooked.
If your spice tolerance requires it, you could cut the sauce with yogurt or have copious beer on hand. Perhaps you should do the latter regardless.

Other enhancements for next time:
  • Hold back 1-2 of the chipotle peppers (but keep the adobo sauce), add a healthy dose of ground sumac

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April 08, 2011

How to coil a cable properly

That is all.

February 22, 2011

A question for your consideration

Consider this hypothetical statement:
I bought the CD of "A Night at the Opera" at Fry's for just $1.
Which of the following is, to you, the most problematic statement? Order them, from most to least troubling.
  1. I was at Fry's.
  2. I was looking in the bargain CD bin at Fry's.
  3. I did not already own copies of any of the tracks on A Night at the Opera (not even Bohemian Rhapsody)
  4. Amazon will happily sell you the same CD for $11.54.
  5. Roughly half the world's population was born since this album was first released.
  6. Most readers of this blog post will not even understand why the album is important.

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