Korean Fried Chicken and Spinach

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“Korean Fried Chicken and Spinach” Cedar Park, 2020

Here are a couple of easy dishes that I made for dinner. The spinach recipe is super simple, with only a few ingredients. The fried chicken is a little more involved, but still at a level that I can handle. 😀

One comment about the chicken is that it is not spicy, even though I used a few large peppers. If you want to add some kick, make sure you use a fiery pepper! And one other thing, Maangchi fried the wings for 12 minutes, but I did it for 8, and next time, I think just 5 minutes for the first fry would be sufficient. YMMV of course!

Recipes:

Crispy and crunchy fried chicken – Dakgangjeong 닭강정

Spinach side dish – Sigeumchi-namul 시금치나물

Salmon Pasta and Life Updates

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“Salmon Pasta’ Cedar Park, 2020

Once again, Koa wanted to cook dinner for us, and the suggestion was to dig into our large supply of frozen salmon. So, a creamy pasta with salmon and asparagus was made by Koa and Mariko. It’s a dish that we’ve had several times and always enjoy. We also had yummy homemade bread and white wine (adults only!) while breathing in the fresh air out in the backyard. Not a bad way to spend another stay-at-home evening. 😀

In other news, Bay has finished up his first year of architecture school and can now relax a bit until classes start up again in August. The plan at the moment is for the university to re-open with restrictions on class gatherings… we’ll see how it all pans out, but regardless, Bay will be moving back down to Houston to room with three other architecture students in a couple of months. I hope the environment is safer by then…

Koa is almost done with his sophomore year, with just one more test to take. Of course, band is a still a big part of his life and the band program is continuing on as best as possible with remote activities. In addition, he’s a part of Inception Orchestra, where he is learning about music composition and getting mentored by musicians who work in the movie and television scoring industry. It’s pretty cool! He’s all set up with Bay’s old electric piano (to use as a midi-controller), and music composition software. Staying busy!

Kids Cooking – Almost-Famous Chicken Sandwiches

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“Breading” Cedar Park, 2020

Koa offered to make some chicken sandwiches for the family for dinner, which was a nice surprise, and we gladly helped out. He and I measured out the spices, made the wet and dry ingredients for the batter, while Mariko cut and prepped the chicken breasts. She also made some delicious poppy-seed buns, cole slaw, and a side of rosemary potatoes. Koa battered the chicken and put them in the deep fryer, and of course was the taster.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/60 sec, ISO3200
“Chicken Sandwich” Cedar Park, 2020

The sandwiches turned out great, but Koa said the taste was a little lacking. I told him that it’s a good start, and he can tweak the spices to his liking or try another recipe for next time. All-in-all, it was an excellent meal.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Buns” Cedar Park, 2020
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Chicken Sandwich” Cedar Park, 2020

Here’s the recipe for the “Almost-Famous Chicken Sandwiches” in case you’d like to give it a try!

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/almost-famous-chicken-sandwiches-recipe-2104931

Yakiniku Dinner

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“Yakiniku” Cedar Park, 2020

We live near an H-Mart Korean Market so having yakiniku at home is a convenient dinner option. The market has many different kinds of meats, sliced and/or marinated, ready for the grill-pan. For tonight’s dinner, we had thinly-sliced fatty pork belly, lightly-marinated beef, and mini smoked sausages. Veggies included lettuce, kimchee, zucchini, onion, jalapeno, pickled cauliflower, and salad. So yummy!

I hope you had a nice day! 😀

Pasta and Garlic Bread

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“Pasta” Cedar Park, 2020

Welcome to my food photography blog! 😆 Well, I DO post a lot of photos of our meals, especially since we are staying safe inside.

Today’s photos are of a delcious salmon and spinach creamy pasta, and homemade garlic baguette. The baguette was super-deluxe, with mozzarella cheese stuffed in the slices, and coated liberally with an olive oil, garlic, and herb spread. So yummy!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Big Baguette” Cedar Park, 2020
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/90 sec, ISO3200
“Garlic Baguette” Cedar Park, 2020

I hope you had a good day!