Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pincho Morunos Chicken

Posted by PicasaI am forever attempting to keep the family well fed and happy, and maintain my fairly strict diet at the same time.

For those of you have have known me long, it is no news that my hobby used to be cooking.  In fact, I even won the "build a better burger" contest for the western United States for my Gorgonzola Beefburger with Sun dried Tomato relish...I have always loved burgers.

I made this dish with pork tenderloins for the boys, and I  used ground chicken breast to make some 'patties" for myself. The only difference was theirs had olive oil in the marinade, I left that out of mine. They loved it, said it was a
keeper and I liked mine too!

This makes 8 patties
2 pounds ground chicken or turkey breast (only use breast, the other stuff is skin, fat, garbage, don't use it).
1/2 medium onion minced fine
2 cloves garlic minced fine
1 Tbsp parsley minced fine
1 1/2 tsp Spanish paprika (I like agri-dulce)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp saffron threads (I know it's expensive so leave it out if you don't have it) I am lucky that my brother lives in Spain and it is cheap there! My sister is bringing some back this month in fact.
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp dry sherry or dry white wine
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Mix all ingredients together. It will be a sticky mess!  Form into balls as best you can, wrap individually in plastic wrap, then "shape" into patties to freeze them.
Heat a cast iron skillet and spray with olive oil cooking spray, fry on each side until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. You can tell by pressing on the patty, it should be quite firm when done.
Great with lemon squeezed all over...
If you are cooking for someone who is not watching oil intake, you would mix 1 1/2 Tbsps olive oil in the marinade, and marinade whole pork tenderloins or pork chops several hours or overnight. Bar B Que over medium high heat.
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