Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chicken Tikka Masala and Cook's Illustrated

This week I made my first attempt at Indian Food. And it worked. Wow. It wasn't an easy recipe either. Chicken Tikka Masala requires layers of marinade, spices, sauce-simmering and yoghurty-chicken broiling. Who held my hand through such a process? The foodsmiths of Cook's Illustrated. I don't really feel right posting the instructions here, because they seem to put a ton of work into their recipes. But you can see and try them all for free with a 14 day trial membership (I've already had two with my two different e-mail addresses), copying and saving as many as you want. I'd probably subscribe if I was living in the U.S., but for now I've got a bank of 10 recipes waiting to be tried, and this first one turned out just like they said it would.

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