“May this kitchen be blessed with the smell of delicious cooking” – Unknown
This week’s recipe is…
Mango Curry Chicken Skewers!
This week we have a dish that will positively skew your taste buds. And that recipe is “Mango Curry Chicken Skewers!”. Mango curry chicken skewers are made from garlic, mango, lemongrass, olive oil, yellow curry paste, curry powder, chili powder, kosher salt, black pepper, boneless skinless chicken thighs, yellow onion, bell pepper, and tofu. Next, for the Tzatziki, we’ll be needing Greek-style plain yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, kosher salt, black pepper, and olive oil. This recipe will make 4 servings. If you view the Mango Curry Chicken Skewers Recipe, you can view all the specifics. Now that we’ve learned about what’s in our mango curry chicken skewers, let’s talk about the history of the skewer!
HISTORY OF THE SKEWER!
Surprisingly, skewers are considered by some as an eating utensil, which makes sense, as it does help one eat! Back when roasting food over a flame was the primary means to cook, stringing the food being cooked on a long thin piece of wood was the go-to method for cooking and eating. This makes skewers our oldest food history item to-date! Because skewers are easy to use and create, they have remained a part of cooking from their first use many thousands of years ago until today.
In Japan, the tradition of using skewers has a very long history. Mainly used for grilling meat over charcoal in Japan, Hawaii is slightly different going as far as roasting almost any food over the fire with skewers including fruits and vegetables.
In our recipe skewers are being used in a more common way–skewing meat. However, skewers are also used for holding candy, other “on-a-stick” foods, and even as garnishes on cocktails.
TRIVIA (FUN FOOD FACTS!)
Question: True or False: Evidence of prehistoric skewers as far back as the period known as the Lower Paleolithic, have been found at a 300,000 year old location in Schoningen, Germany.
Question: True or False: The book Illiad has a passage in which Homer, a character, mentions pieces of meat roasted on spits.
Answer: True! These two facts support the claim that skewers may be some of the oldest “eating utensils!”
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