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CHICKARRONES

CHICKORONES IN PANCHICKARONES ON PLATE

I remember watching my mom, dad, and late brother Harold cook. They did not waste anything. For instance trimmings of vegetables and meats were never thrown away if all possible. “You can make stock and soups with the trimmings,” my brother the trained chef would say. He was all about efficiency, productivity and being profitable. There was no reason the home kitchen could not be held accountable for waste.

“Save the extras, I can make stir fry tomorrow,” mom would say. And dad was more blunt, “Don’t throw that ______ _______ away!” OK. Save it, use it, feed the peeps right? Right.

So in this post, I fried some chicken skins. Like pork skins chicharrones, I saved some chicken skin from the legs, and coated it with salt and pepper and cornstarch hence Chickarrones. Great for beer busts, and snacking. OK, maybe not so healthy but once in a while if you love that kind of foods.

Love, enjoy each other. Rock & Roll all the way. Good food, good lovers, life is good my friends.

CHICKEN CAKE NOODLES

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Chicken Cake noodles, is fried chow mein noodles, topped with chicken, carrots, cabbage, mushrooms, onions, green onions, celery, garlic, ginger, with chicken gravy, seasoned with oyster sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. This dish tastes great the next day, I even like it cold straight out of the fridge :). So you lovers, if you got leftovers, no worries, you can always eat it the next day. Lovers, you will get hungry later on, that’s a fact. 🙂 Live life, love, and love again my friends!

SALT & PEPPER CHICKEN

SALT & PEPPER CHICKEN

Salt & Pepper Chicken is a simple Chinese Style Island dish. Generally I use chicken thighs with the bone removed and skin on. It is marinated in soy sauce, and oyster sauce then floured and fried crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. However if a client does not want any soy or oyster sauce, I’ll omit it. Also if a client doesn’t want skin on, I’ll remove that as well. Or, if the breast meat is requested, that can be arranged. How is this dish eaten? Simply with a starch of white rice, brown rice or stir fried rice. In this picture there is 5 medium/small thighs. Usually when cooking for couples this is the amount they will get or possibly 4 large thighs. Either way, all the lovers will have extra food for the next day or evening. Live life, enjoy the abundance when it comes your way!

IN HOME STIR FRY SERVICES

SEASONING NEW WOK

As a personal chef focusing on the cookings I grew up with, I use a wok or a few woks at least 90 % of the time. Whenever  a client asks me to customize some lunch or dinner for them it’s usually a stir fry that I do. Why? Because it’s the best type of cooking, Chinese/Filipino style wok cooking is all about trimming the veggies thin, meats thin, with an awesome sauce, maybe savory, maybe tangy, sweet and sour, salty and bold, rich and creamy.. the wok does it all. Here in this picture I just received a 14″ work horse of a wok from the Wok Shop in San Francisco, California. It took me 3 sessions to season it, and I’m looking forward to purchasing a few more. (In this pic, it’s new and not fully seasoned)

So if you are looking for dine at home session with a personal chef, call me and I am very affordable. Set menus and prices are available. Customize menus are a little more on the price scale but I am willing to work with all future clients in getting them a very valuable dining experience.

If I had to say to you hire me for what? I’d say hire me for a dinner for 2, you and your special someone, let me make you a simple Chinese Style 3 course meal. Steamed rice with entree.

1. Steamed Won Tons or fried

2. Kung Pao Chicken or Pork

3. Almond Cookies

* Clients will provide their own flatware and all table settings, glasses etc.

* Extra Charges will be tacked on for table, chairs, table cloths, flatware, glassware ets.

Something like this will start out at around 125 to 150.00 range.

No need to drive to a restaurant, no need to valet or pay park, drink all the alcohol you want at home, dress comfortably, be yourself you are in your own home for crying out loud.

Charges to include shopping fees, travel, food items, set up, prep, cook and serve, and clean up.

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