Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BBQ - 080808

Honey Barbeque Chicken Wing

We had a few friends over last week for a barbeque on that auspicious day 080808 which was the day chosen by China for the opening of the Olympic Games. Besides hotdogs and burgers, I decided to make honey barbeque chicken, mango & apple salad, chicken rice (and I totally forgot to take pictures of) and Argentine Salsa Criolla. For dessert, we had lemon meringue pie, brought by S&D. Thank you S&D. ;) This time, I added a tablespoon of chili powder (for 2.5lb of chicken wings) into the chicken marinade to make it a little bit spicier and yummier. Do try adding some if you want to make them.

Mango & Apple Salad

You might also realise the changes in how the pictures were taken. Yup, one of our 3 guests is who else but Rasa Malaysia. She patiently taught me how to take the pictures. How many pictures were taken of the food that day? Almost 50! Snap crazy? You bet! ;) Thanks BY.

Argentine Salsa Criolla

For the salsa, I got the recipe from my newly found foodie friend, KitchenGirl. Here is my version of the salsa.

1/2 red onion; finely chopped
1 green bell pepper; finely chopped
2 tomato; seeded and finely chopped
1 clove garlic; finely sliced
2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
1/2 cup EVOO, extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (i used rice vinegar)
lime juice from 1/2 lime
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients and serve. You can eat it immediately or put it in the fridge for half an hour and serve chilled. Michael didn't really like the taste of pepper in it so the next time I am just going to make it without. This is of course, a personal preference.


pearly said...

oh .... my god look at it make me so hungry . wish I were there too .
well done my dear xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Maya said...

I love chicken wings!!! I may try that salad i have had apple salad but with mayo dressing, but I think I prefer yours.

Rita Ho said...

That is one yummy meal, Farina! Healthy, some more. I can taste the mango & apple salad by just looking at it. How did you get the wings to brown so evenly??

I like your copyright angles on the pics. :)

Sri said...

The chicken looks yummy!
And boy, the photos are awesome! Kudos!

tigerfish said...

That's one lucky BBQ, isn't it? :P

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Oh my word this must be the nicest piece of BBQ chicken that I have ever seen, Normally it is cooked to death, but your chicken looks plump and moist.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Wow, nice pictures, I love them all. I will teach you a few more tricks once you are used to the techniques on 8/31. It's a date. :)

See if you like your banner on RM.

Lore said...

Sounds like fun and good food!

Salt N Turmeric said...

Pearly, thank you. Hope ur feeling much better now.

Maya, try making the mango salad with the chicken and make some chicken rice, or white rice. You can then pretend that ur back home. ;)

Rita, this time we used that grill helper thingy (1st pic) so its higher fr the fire and dont get burn. it also makes it easier to flip.

Sri, thanks. ;)

Tigerfish, yes indeed. lol.

Nina, thank you. I have to say that using the grilling holder really helps. You can get it fr Bed, bath and beyond for 6.99. ;)

RM, thank you! you took most of the pics. hehe. cant wait for aug 31. more bbq and lesson. yay!

Lore, thank you. we did have fun.

ICook4Fun said...

Farina, I really like the wings! I bought one of those grill holder from B & B too but have yet to use it. Maybe I should grill some wings too. Nice pictures

SteamyKitchen said...

great bbq dinner! I'm coming over for dinner next time!

ICook4Fun said...

Farina, there is an award for you at my blog.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Gert, tht grill holder really helps esp when bbq-ing wings to avoid a 'man-down'. yup, we bought it coz a couple of wings fell into the grill. lol. nanti i gi tengok award tu ok?

Jaden, thanks! you're welcome to join dinner next time. ;)

KitchenGirl said...

yum! I like the idea of mint and rice wine in the Criolla, I might have to try that myself next time! Yummy photos as always... :)

daphne said...

i love the look of that bbq chq! and what a fun gathering it must be-u lucky girl hving to learn photography skills for rasa malaysia!!!!!

Salt N Turmeric said...

KG, thank you. ;)

Daphne, i am lucky am i not? hehe.