Friday, August 6, 2010

Kadun Pica

Mmmmmm... Doesn't this look tasty? Oh C'mon, you know it does! A big pot of chopped up raw chicken? Okay, so, we were out at my father in law's working hard and my husband's Uncle Jimmy said it would be the perfect time to teach me how he makes a Chamorro dish called Kadun Pica. I've been wanting to watch so I can use this same recipe for all of the game birds my husband brings home after his hunting trips or we can cook it up while we're out there camping and hunting! Alright - so Uncle Jimmy's way of cooking this recipe goes like this:
Chop up a bunch of chicken wings and drumettes ( or whatever parts you want ) or give the cleaver to your oldest son and tell him to do it because that's not the fun part.
Chop up one medium onion and 2 cloves garlic and saute in a large pot with some vegetable oil.
Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is just lightly browned but not cooked through.

Then add these ingredients - all to taste so taste and add as you go ~ Lemon juice, ( he added one entire bottle shown here ), garlic powder, soy sauce ( add about 1/2 cup soy sauce at a time and taste, add more to balance out the lemon flavor. ) Sprinkle on some black pepper. ( Do not add Clorox. I know it's shown here with our ingredients but we didn't put it in the food. We were cooking this outdoors so you know, you can never have enough Clorox to clean things up afterwards! )
Put a lid on the pot and simmer until chicken is done and falling off the bone.
Meanwhile, chop small red peppers ( About 1 Tbsp, you can add more or less according to how spicy you like it. ) and add to chicken. Stir well and serve!

Here is the finished product. It has a lot of flavor and goes great with rice!
(Below is the cook, Uncle Jimmy helping to dish up his recipe.)

Monday, August 2, 2010


Here is a very quick and easy pancake recipe. I used Bisquick for the main ingredient.
2 cups Bisquick
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
2-3 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
blueberry jam (mine was homemade)
whip cream is optional
Mix all ingredients together except the blueberries , jam and cream. Cook on hot griddle, warm jam in the microwave for about one minute, just until it is liquid. If you use store bought jam it will be more syrup like. Stack pancakes pour desired amount of jam on top and add blueberries I used two tablespoons of berries. And here you have it blueberry pie pancakes with just a hint of cream.

I have been looking through my recipies for something to do with blueberries and it seems they are often pared with lemon so I thought what a great idea for pancakes. There is just a hint of lemon and the fresh blueberries are a great touch. You may use frozen ones that are thawed but the fresh ones are really better, they pop in your mouth.