Poetry On The Wall
I do not know how I fared at this event today but here is the poem I entered.
by Sue Ready
What if our words were strung on a line
hung to dry
for all to see.
Would pinned words
make us proud
or even feel some regret
wishing we had said
so much less.
A gust of wind
ripped those words
right off the line
forever gone and can’t get back.
a second chance
pin new words
quick to listen
slow to speak.
Chicken in Orange Sauce
Cook's notes: Since I come from the Midwest it's hard for me to even fathom picking oranges, grapefruits and lemons off trees whenever I would want some for cooking and eating.Recently we were gifted a bunch from some friends visiting. The size of the lemons almost equaled the size of grapefruit. And I've never seen a stem on a lemon. Perhaps I've been in Minnesota too long!
With all this yummy citrus fruit available I knew Chicken in Orange Sauce would be the perfect recipe for another Chinese meal to celebrate the New Year. Oranges are considered a symbol for wealth and luck. Oranges are often given as gifts during the New Year.
The recent recipes posted have similar ingredients so once you purchase some staples such as rice vinegar, chili paste, chicken broth and fresh ginger you will find there are a variety of recipes that use those same ingredients.
This recipe below was adapted from closet.cooking.com
Chicken In Orange Sauce
- 1 LB. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 TB. olive oil or Blood Orange Olive Oil
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 3 TB. honey
- 2 TB. soy sauce
- 2 TB. rice vinegar
- 1-1/2 tsp. chili paste a.k.a sambal oelek
- 1 TB. orange zest
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
- 1-1/2 TB cornstarch
- 3 TB. chicken broth
- 1/4 cup diced green onions
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Mix 3 TB. chicken broth with cornstarch.
- In a blender mix juice, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili paste, orange zest, minced garlic, minced ginger and cornstarch/chicken broth.
- Heat oil in pan over medium high heat, add chicken pieces and cook until chicken is cooked through about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir frequently so pieces do not stick to the pan.
- Lower heat and slowly add in orange sauce and cook until sauce is thickened. Do not cover.
- Remove from heat and garnish with green onions. Serve over rice or noodles.