I had chicken drumsticks (with the skin ON of course) in the fridge begging to be used, so I whipped up a marinade the other evening (full disclosure, inspired by Nom Nom Paleo’s Orange Sriracha Chicken, but I didn’t have the ingredients, so went the Thai flavored route and used what I had!) and a crunchy side salad!
Grapefruit Sriracha Drumsticks
Juice of 1 grapefruit (mine totaled just under 1 cup)
1 TBSP sriracha
1/4 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup fish sauce (I use red boat)
1/2 cup almond butter (creamy)
1 TBSP garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
Dash fresh ground salt/pepper
I marinated the drumsticks for 1 hour in the fridge, then placed them in an 8×8 glass baking dish, and drizzled a little of the extra marinade on them. I baked them at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until they reach the correct internal temperature. I really enjoyed the rich nutty flavor, it reminded me of a Thai peanut sauce. Next time, I’ll add 1 more TBSP of sriracha for a bit more heat! Forgot to take pics, my bad, but trust me!
As a side, I made a raw brussels sprouts salad (LOVE the crunch). I threw about a 1/2 bag of shredded sprouts into a bowl, cut up some mini heirloom tomatoes, fresh ground salt/pepper, drizzle of garlic olive oil, drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and topped it off with about 1/2 teaspoon of celery seed. Such a fabulous celery flavor and paired really well with the chicken.
I heart mushrooms, of all kinds. I don’t discriminate. This has the perfect nutty, comforting flavor! The truffle really comes out with the use of both the oil and salt.
1 package shiitake mushrooms
1 package white mushrooms
1 package crimini mushrooms
1 yellow onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, diced
1 can coconut milk
1 container (like the rectangle) chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon yellow curry
1 tsp truffle salt
Fresh ground black pepper
1 TBSP white truffle oil
In a stock pot, begin sautéing the onion and garlic in 1/2 of the truffle oil on medium heat, seasoning with ground pepper. Just when the onions start to change color and become transparent, add all mushrooms. Continue sautéing everything until the mushrooms become soft. Add all the remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Turn down and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Use an immersion blender right in the stock pot to blend into a creamy thick bisque! Serve immediately.
It reheats very, very well. Despite the coconut milk, it doesn’t taste coco-nutty because of the addition of the yellow curry. You could easily add garnishments like scallions, bacon bits, thyme, etc.!