Monday, 23 May 2016

Honey Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

I found a cookbook for grilling recipes at Chapters on sale for $10, and this recipe was an adaptation of one of the recipes in the cookbook. I adjusted it to match the ingredients I had on hand. I roasted these in the oven, but I'm sure they'd be great on the barbecue as well!

Makes 12 chicken drumsticks


12 chicken drumsticks, skin on
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tsp dried parsley
Dried chili flakes, to taste
Black pepper and sea salt
Canola oil spray, for greasing


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Coat the foil in canola oil spray. Place chicken drumsticks evenly spaced on greased foil.

In a small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and whisk together. Brush sauce onto drumsticks. Turn the drumsticks over and coat the other side. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven, and turn them over. Place back in the oven for 20 more minutes.

Nutrition (per 2 drumsticks)

Calories 192
Fat 5.3g
Saturated fats 1.4g
Carbohydrates 9.9g
Sugars 8.9g
Protein 25.6g

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Pork Souvlaki

Pork tenderloin was on sale a couple weeks ago, so we had it in the freezer. I recently moved some of the cookbooks that were remaining at my condo (that I just sold) to the house, and was flipping through Stefano Faita's cookbook and I happened across a pork souvlaki recipe. That sounded like the perfect way to enjoy the tenderloin we bought! Side note: Stefano Faita's cookbook is full of awesome (and easy) recipes, so I suggest checking it out. Don't forget that your local library has cookbooks!

Makes 8 souvlaki skewers


1.0 kg pork tenderloin
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp dried oregano
3 garlic cloves, minced
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
Black pepper

Additional items:
8 large bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes before assembling
Tzatziki, for dipping


In a small bowl, combine olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, and black pepper.

Slice pork tenderloin into cubes, and place in a large bowl. Pour olive oil mixture over pork, and toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.

Place bamboo skewers in water and allow to soak for at least 30 minutes.

Remove skewers from water, and put 6 cubes of marinated pork on each.

Grill for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, until browned.

Serve souvlaki with tzatziki for dipping.

Nutrition (per 1 souvlaki)

Calories 254
Fat 12.9g
Saturated fat 2.7g
Carbohydrates 0.7g
Protein 32.8g