Recipes

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Movin’ and Shakin’ ~ a story from one of our fans.

I wanted to share a brief story with the “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce fans about indoor cooking.

I recently moved from a suburban lifestyle, where backyard grilling was almost an everyday thing, to the city of San Francisco where I have no backyard whatsoever.

My new home is a small two bedroom apartment in the foggy part of the city [which, if you are familiar with San Francisco, means that I didn't move to Potrero Hill ;)  ] and was pretty devastated by the thought of no backyard. What would I do with all my “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce? Did this mean no more grilling? [shaking fist at sky]

Actually, quite the opposite. I’m happy to say that I couldn’t have been more wrong.

“CHAKA’S” gets used more now than ever. All it took was some creative tweaks to the recipes on the “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce website. I’ve developed a whole new style of cooking by getting creative with new herbs & vegetables, and trying new cooking methods. My 8 year old son is a great critic, too. He likes our new eating habits….but don’t tell him it’s healthy! Who knew that moving would force me out of a boring old cooking rut?

Start with a recipe, tweak it a little, and soon you’ll have a masterpiece. Bake, sauté, stir-fry, and even broil marinated “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce chicken, beef, fish, and pork.  Throw recipes together with your favorite vegetables, I love green beans, onions, and mushrooms.  Try new spices and herbs like basil, dill, lemon grass, and cilantro to help the process of making meals different. I even use it in soups! And the best thing is that mediocre recipes can be brought back to life with the amazing taste of “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce.

Here are two recipes that I added to the “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce website. Chicken in a dish. Salmon baked with love.

Go to through the recipe pages on the CHAKA’S website at http://www.chakasmmm.com/recipes/

Salmon Baked with Love

Here’s another recipe from one of our best customers! Thanks Rob.

Feel free to add more or less [or eliminate] veggies as you like.

Ingredients

  • Salmon: full slab
  • Mushrooms [approx 1/2 C]
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • Green onions [approx 1/4 C]
  • Lemon grass [3-4]
  • Basil [few leaves - 3-4]
  • Lemon slices [like 2]
  • Dill
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper [to taste]
  • 3/4 C “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce [original]
  • Rice – enough for your party [or your favorite grain]

Preparation

Put the olive oil in an oven dish. Place the Salmon in the dish and add moderate amounts of your chopped red and green onions, mushrooms, lemon grass, basil, & dill. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spread vegetables all around the Salmon. Top the ingredients with the 3/4 C of “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce. Add quartered lemon slices on top. Cover with foil and bake for approx. 30 minutes @ 350.  ENJOY!

Serve over rice or your favorite grain.

Indoor “CHAKA’S” ~ Chicken in a Dish

This is from one of our best customers! Thanks Rob.

Feel free to add more or less [or eliminate] veggies as you like.

Ingredients

  • Marinaded chicken thighs or breasts – enough for your party [marinaded in "CHAKA'S" MMM Sauce - Original]
  • Green beans [approx 1C]
  • Mushrooms [approx 1/2 C]
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • Green onions [approx 1/4 C]
  • Lemon grass [3-4]
  • Basil [few leaves - 3-4]
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper [to taste]
  • 1/4 C “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce [original]
  • Rice – enough for your party [or your favorite grain]

Preparation

Pour a couple tablespoons of olive oil in an oven dish. Place the chicken in the dish and then add moderate amounts of your chopped red and green onions, mushrooms, lemon grass, basil, salt and pepper. Spread around the marinaded chicken. After everything is in the dish you add the “CHAKA’S” MMM Sauce.  Use about 1/4 of a cup and pour over the top of all items. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 – 40 minutes @ 350.  SO GOOD!

Serve over rice or your favorite grain.

ENJOY! And here’s another recipe from Rob!