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Peri Peri Chicken – with photos

So it was bank holiday not too long ago and I decided to cook up one of my favourite recipes, this time with some photos along the way. You can do a search for the recipe and ingredients but I’ll do a quick run through of the process with the photos.

The first thing you need for this recipe is a roasted capsicum, red or green it doesn’t matter, what you need to do is put it in an oven at 230 degrees for about 10 minutes, the skin on the outside will begin to wrinkle and some of it will become burnt, that’s what you want.

Once you remove it, place it in a plastic bag, the steam will help remove the skin. Once skinned, removed the core and place it in a blender.

In the marinade, you’ll need a mixture of the following, 2 chopped garlic cloves, juice of 1 lemon, 1tbsp of cayenne pepper, 1tbsp of smoked paprika, 2 tbsp of crushed chill (or hot chilli sauce), 1/4 cup olive oil and 5tbsp on salt.

Place it all in a blender.

Blend until you have an even consistency.

You’ll want some marilands chicken legs and give it a couple of deep scores so the marinade can penetrate through and flavour the inside.

Place all your chicken in a large bowl and pour the marinade over and mix well to ensure all the pieces have an even coating.

I like to have a side with my chicken and I went with some simple roast vegies, give them a nice coat of oil and sprinkle some salt, pepper and thyme on there. Place them in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30 – 40 minutes turning every 10.

Now, to cook the chicken, there’s only one way, ovens and grills just won’t cut it, you need smoke and to get that, use a charcoal barbeque. Nothing fancy, just get some coals, light them up and spread them out in a thin layer, not too much otherwise you’ll burn the outside and leave the inside raw. Put a lid on the barbeque so you can get the smokey flavours to mix and to help cook it evenly.

And that’s pretty much it, you should end up with some smokey and spicey chicken that’s deliciously moist. Serve it along with the roasted vegies.

Peri Peri Chicken for dinner

but not from Nandos! So I cooked up some Peri Peri chicken over the BBQ for dinner today and it was absolutely delicious, gives Nandos a serious run for its money. Recipe is very simple to make and just takes some time beforehand to prepare the marinade, then it’s a simple matter of putting the chicken in there for 8 hours and then BBQ’ing. The result (note this one was an extra and reheated, it just smelt so good and I started eating before taking photos):


So the recipe is as follows (this will be enough for about 4 chicken legs and thighs):

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Fairvale Xmas Party

After departing the park, we continued celebrating Christmas at David Nguyen’s house into the night. The barbeque continued and so did the fun, once the barbeque started we all ate, Tina dropped by momentarily to deliver and receive her KK present, unfortunately she couldn’t stay though. After more eating and sitting around, it was time to unveil the rest of the KK presents which was met with laughter and suprises. A lot of the presents had a lot of thought and creativity and I was quite impressed. The night concluded with some ultrastar until late at which point we toasted a few marshmellows and said our goodbyes. Photos blow.

Aimee’s 20th B’day Sunrise

Yet another Birthday doing the Sunrise again, and that meant another day of waking up extremely early to witness a beautiful lightshow which lasts for about 3 minutes and then you’re left feeling extremely tired due to the lack of sleep. It was pretty fun though, we headed to Maroubra and the beach is surprisingly nice in the morning and the water didn’t really seem that cold as expected. We continued the celebrations with a swim in the morning while we waited for the barbeques to come into operation at 8am. Breakfast was then served at 8am once we could light the barbeques and cook the eggs, bacon and sausages, this was complimented by some pancakes and maple syrup. Unfortunately for me I was quite tired and didn’t manage to stay and left at about 1pm. Pics of the beach sunrise are below.

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Christmas and New Years

With New Years just around the corner and Christmas having just passed us by so much has happened and I’ve been heaps busy (and lazy) and not added anything to the blog. I’ve got hundreds of photos to go through but many places to be which has just left more and more photos piling up on my hard drives and my memory cards. I’ve been slowly going through them and have Aimee’s B’day Beach Sunrise, my cousin’s birthday, a Christmas party with the “Fairvale Crew” and possibly some others, I’m not even sure what’s left on my memory cards.

Luckily for me this year Christmas was a pretty fun time with the “Fairvale Crew” on Tuesday the 23rd as they had held a Christmas Barbeque which was followed by a hangout at Nugen’s house. Was a fun time and quite interesting seeing the creativity in the presents they had bought and/or created for each other for their KK, despite a 10 dollar budget. This was complimented with the usual family dinner (although it was a day late) with the typical presents of cash from the relatives, makes everything much easier. The other presents came from Anita and Alisa who decided to get me two fish for Christmas, they told me they were an Archer and a Silver Shark, a nice addition to my tank inside my room, thanks girls :). I’ll post up a few pics of them when I can be bothered.

The night of Christmas was spent in the city in a hotel room in preparation for the rush towards the Boxing day sales. Being bored in the hotel room, it was decided that we would try to look for a bar or pub to grab some drinks, but that idea failed with the closure of most places in the city. However our night was “saved” by Star City which is always open, so myself, Yang and Kevin hailed a cab and off to Star City we went. I signed up for the membership thing and unfortunately was informed of a change in policy. The $10 credit that typically comes with a new membership could no longer be used on the same day of issue, free drinks weren’t available either. Bummer I thought, but it was only a small ding in the night. Fast forward a few hours and a lighter wallet, we were waiting in line outside of David Jones, at 3am in the morning and even when we had arrived at such an early time, there were already 60 people ahead of us. Not much of a bother as we were sure to make the top 100 to get a generous gift voucher to the value of $101, but time started to creep by real slow, we were tired and bored with little to occupy ourselves with. Almost 3 grueling hours later, we were given a little card with a number on it, mine read 66, it was obvious what it was, those with this little card were to be rewarded. As 6 o’clock approached Delta Goodrem appeared to ring the bell to open the stores where we all hussled, slowly, into the store.

Unfortunately by then I was tired and not in the best of shopping moods, either that or there wasn’t much on sale leaving me slightly disappointed and ending up with only a pair of jeans and three t-shirts, not exactly the massive sale I was expecting, despite this I’ll probably be back next year. After a tiny bit of rest it was the family party mentioned above, the next day following was another hectic day for me with two birthdays, Linda Banh’s and Deborah Wong’s. With Linda’s being at the beach in the morning/arvo and Deborah’s being at her place in the afternoon til night. In between parties though I snuck to Parramatta Westfields to buy a few things and ending up with 3 shirts.

The next few days have been spent resting for New Years which is coming soon and it’s set to be another good time.

Happy New Year everyone.