We've developed two new favorites that we've made a few times and also taken over to Chez Other People. Barbecues are even more fun at someone else's house, aren't they? When they get to do the grill slaving and the beer bottle wrangling and the forgetting of things that they worked very hard on that don't make it out of the fridge until the cleaning up and then they just have to call those leftovers.
We started with this recipe for Honey Soy Chicken Kebabs.
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Squish three cloves of garlic and pop them in. Then toss in cubed chicken breast and whatever veggies you'd like to skewer. We like onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. Let the whole shebang percolate for a couple of hours in the fridge, then skewer. We like to also cube pancetta or fold bacon and skewer next to the chicken, but we don't marinate that.
We cook this on the grill, but I suppose the oven would work just as well. I mean, if you wanted to heat up your whole kitchen like that. We chop onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, squash and really whatever else strikes our fancy. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Then slice fresh mozzarella (none of that square, dry stuff) over the top and voila! Melty goodness.
You wouldn't think so, but the veggies are even delicious as leftovers. The desired kind of leftovers...the intentional ones.