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Tandoori Chicken

April 26, 2010

I am finally back on the road to grilling glory. I had a successful second outing of cedar-plank salmon on Sunday, and then scored with a great tandoori recipe, which would be mega tasty served up with naan bread and raita (I lurve Indian food).

For the Tandoori chicken marinade (leave overnight):

  • 2 cups (1 pint) plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbs garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 tsp cumin (ground)
  • 1 tsp coriander (ground)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (ground)
  • 1/4 tsp cloves (ground)

@TheSkivvy kindly skewered these succulent morsels, and I placed them in the center of the grill, on 250 indirect heat, for 20-25 minutes (making sure to keep the lid down as much as possible). I tell you, the smell coming off that grill made my nostrils sing out to the food Gods.

Delicious Smells of Grilled Tandoori

I cooked these guys low and slow, learning a lesson from my past chicken satay disaster (aka the burnt devil spawn). This way, the chicken cooked right through to the center without cremating the outside too much. I still need to do a better job at cutting the chunks all the same size though, as there were a couple of over-seared stragglers in there.

Where's the naan bread and raita?

As we were sitting down to eat, something funny appeared on TV – the new Weber Grill ad.  Yes, this should’ve been me with my Q-320, body popping on the balcony, in the rain, with my beany hat on. Weber, you totally missed out.

Lessons Learned:

  • My mojo is back, and it’s alive and kicking