Thursday, August 11, 2011

Recipe of the week: Grilled Chicken with Chermoula sauce and chili lime corn Part 1: Ingredients

For our first installment of Cooking with Ashley we’re making Grilled Chicken with Chermoula sauce and roasted chili lime corn.

Back in my restaurant days I worked at a place that made the most fantastic chermoula sauce, they’ve been closed for a few years now and since the recipe that I had from there is long since gone it’s taken me a while and a few trials to get it just right.. Here we have it.. (in my eyes) the perfect garlic chermoula sauce.

Garlic Chermoula sauce

1/2 cup plain Greek style yogurt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (Or Parsley which is what I’m using since I HATE cilantro)


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 1 ½ pounds
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper            

The corn recipe is by Tyler Florence (who is my #1 favorite Italian TV chef  *swoon*)

Roasted Corn with Chili Lime Butter

6 ears fresh corn, unhusked
1/4 pound butter (1 stick), room temperature
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 lime, zested
1 lime, cut into wedges                        

So here’s the list of what y’all are going to need and tomorrow, we cook.