I’ve heard a rumor it’s hot in the summer. This might be a fact rather than a rumor as it was hot today. Most everyone I talk to is saying it’s hot outside. What better way to keep the house cool than to grill, outside that is. I’ve found that grilling inside is not only hot, but a little dangerous. It’s a bad idea; keep the grill outside. I used my grill outside today to make chipolte-yogurt chicken kebabs and street corn. Oh boy howdy was it good! The bonus: I didn’t heat up the house.
I pull out my little black book. No, not to call a man. I have a little black book of my favorite recipes. Most people have their grandmother’s and mother’s recipes in a little book of recipes or recipe cards. Not me. My grandmother and mother couldn’t cook. My little black book is full of different recipes I’ve collected from here and there. I can’t recall where I’ve found these recipes and to clarify they are not my recipes because I am not experimental in the kitchen.
With that said lets get cooking! Today is chipolte-yogurt chicken kebabs. I also had some leftover corn on the cob that I didn’t use over during the week; I’m going to use it to make street corn.
Chipotle-Yogurt Chicken Kebabs
1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt
1 chipolte chile in adobo sauce, minced
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, cut into cubes
Mix all the ingredients and marinade for 1-2 hours. I just dumped all the ingredients in a ziplock bag and mixed them while they are in the bag. (Actually today I used chicken thighs, maybe I do experiment in the kitchen. Look at me go!) Skewer the chicken and grill until done. I use metal skewers as I find they are easier for me; those wooden skewers give me splinters even after I soak them.
4 ears of corn, roasted
3 TBS mayo
2 tsp lime juice
2 TBSP cotija cheese (or feta)
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 ground red pepper (or hot sauce)
1/8 tsp salt
Remove the corn off the cob and mix with all the other ingredients. Food orgasm, seriously you gotta try it. I like mine warm so if my corn is cold I will warm it up. This tastes just as good as the corn you get on the street. To clarify, the corn tastes like it came from an elote (street corn) vendor on the street, not from the gutter.