Pastes that put the Pizzaz in your Plate

Chicken with a Citrus Italian Grilling Technique - Palm Beach Personal ChefIt is grilling season again.  One of the biggest problems is over-cooked under seasoned meat, fish and vegetables.  That and everything soaked in ooyie gooyie red stuff be it “BBQ” sauce or ketchup.  We find that quick pastes or “wet rubs” both flavour and help your foods brown nicely.  So whether your in the mood for a something with a bit of fruit, Indian, Moroccan, Asian inspired and more we've found some quick and easy recipes to help you YaDa Too!

Floribbean Pineapple  white fish, chicken, and pork
1 tablespoon/15ml coconut oil
4 teaspoons/20ml cumin
1/2 cup/125ml pineapple juice concentrate (sub grated, drained fresh or canned pineapple)

Apple Curry  sword fish, tuna, chicken, pork, lamb
1 tablespoon/15ml canola oil
1 tablespoons/30ml curry paste (you can used 2 times the powder if you do not have the paste)
1/2 cup apple juice concentrate

Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale Personal Chef Jerk Recipe
Jerk Style  fish, chicken, pork, lamb, mutton, beef
1 tablespoon/15ml canola oil
2 tablespoons/30ml dry Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon/5ml ground coriander
1 teaspoon/5ml ground allspice
2 teaspoons/10ml cayenne sauce (or your favourite to taste)
1/2 cup frozen margarita mix thawed (sub frozen limeaid concentrate)

Italian Citrus Rosemary fish, chicken, pork, lamb, mutton, beef, shell fish
1 tablespoon/15ml olive oil
1 large rosemary branch stripped of leave and leaves minced (about 2 tablespoons/30ml)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
1/2 cup/125ml frozen lemon or orange juice concentrate

Moroccan whitefish, chicken, pork
2 tablespoons/30ml canola oil
1 teaspoon/5ml paprika
1 teaspoon/5ml garlic powder
1 teaspoon/5ml ground ginger
1 teaspoon/5ml ground cumin
2 tablespoon/30ml prune jam
1/2 cup/125ml limeade concentrate

Indo-Chinese fish, chicken, pork, lamb, beef, shell fish
1 tablespoon/15ml canola oil
1 tablespoon/15ml sesame oil
2 teaspoons/10ml garlic powder
2 teaspoons/10ml ginger powder
1 teaspoon/5ml red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons/30ml creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup/60ml braggs liquid aminos
1/2 cup/125ml pineapple juice concentrate (sub grated, drained fresh or canned pineapple)

In a small sauce pan on medium heat add oil and any dry or fresh spices/herbs. Let heat up until just fragrant (30-45 seconds once the oil is heated), add remaining ingredients. Raise heat and let boil for 10 minutes or until mixture reduces by half or  is a paste consistency.  Remember the mixture will thicken as it cools.