We’re all delighted right now. We just got cable TV hooked up in our new house. The Sky Cable company has a new thing now. When getting a cable you will get a Digibox. We get a lot of new channels now, which we really needed badly. One of the best channels we get is the TLC (The Learning Channel), and we love it. I’m in awe of the selection of cooking shows, decorating show and gardening and traveling they have on there. One show we are liking to watch is Everyday Exotic with Roger Mooking. I just looked him up on the web, I guess he is from Canada. Just observing the way he is cooking, I would have thought he grew up from the South. Lots of similarities with our cooking here in the Philippines.
Last night Roger was cooking chicken with coconut. He used grated coconut with bread crumbs to coat with the chicken. Right before he started cooking, he was saying what he was going to cook and they showed a preview of what he was cooking. When they showed the preview of the cooked chicken our mouth just about dropped just looking at the oh so yummy coconut chicken.
In this episode Roger was also cooking salad that goes with the chicken. The salad consisted of bowtie pasta, red and green onions, olive oil, white wine vinegar, cayenne pepper, parsley and toasted shredded coconut. I made the salad, but Bob and I felt that it need something to make it zing. I’m not sure what, we used dried parsley might made a big difference with the taste compared to the fresh one. It was good already, but just wanted more taste to it.
I didn’t put the mint sauce with the chicken. Both Bob and I we’re not in to mint sauce. But overall I will still make this recipe and will play around with some herbs and spice in it. As always good to cook a good recipe when the ingredients are readily available here in the Philippines. At least I don’t have to be scrambling around the web to look for the substitute for the unknown ingredients. Put a big smile into my face.
I’m definitely watching Roger and the rest of the gang on the TLC network for more cooking lessons.
I’m almost done with my work here at the house decorating. So pretty soon, time to be playing around with new recipes in my new kitchen. I’m excited also because our barbecue grill is almost ready too. Jun Jun just had to put the bricks and some concrete underneath and its good to go. Jun Jun had it made now that we can bring along with us our new barbecue grill whenever we move. So its more convenient and cheaper for us too. It’s a bit heavy but he said 4 people can carry it. He made an island for my kitchen before when we first moved to the Philippines. Its removable too. We always have it with us every houses we moved in. And its still good until now.
Anyway, I hope you will try Roger Mooking’s recipe. Have fun eating!