Monday, July 6, 2009

Menu Monday

For a short time, early in our marriage S and I lived in a little town in upstate New York. Broome county where we lived is famous for being the birth place of IBM and the comic strip BC and, is one of the few places in the country where you can find this particular "delicacy".
I love them!
They are one of my favorite summer time things and one of the things that I miss most about NY. I even brought an entire gallon of this marinade home with me on the plane last time we visited. So since they are obviously not available in Utah I have had to find my own recipe. This is the recipe I use and it is pretty good.

1 Lb. chicken or pork cubed for skewering
1 cup oil (I like to use half olive oil and half vegetable oil)
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. sugar
1 onion finely minced (or 1/4 cup dehydrated onion)
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp each thyme, rosemary, marjoram, basil and oregano, or...
2 tbsp of italian seasoning
1 loaf sliced italian bread (good luck finding this if you are in Utah!)

Combine all but meat and mix well. Add meat and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. This is so much better if you can marinate it for two or three days, but keep and eye on it and make sure it doesnt go bad. Skewer meat and grill. Wrap 1 slice of bread around one skewer of meat, hold tight with bread and remove skewer. Enjoy!

This is exactly what it should look like!

Seriously people DO NOT put condiments on this, I know there will be a temptation to add mayo or something else but it doesnt need it! Just try it like this and see how good it is!
I Promise you will like it!
If you are too lazy to make it yourself you can order "Spiedie Sauce" here


Jillene said...

That looks SOOOOOOOO good.

The Boob Nazi said...

Why Spiedie? It reminds me of Speidi, and that's just bad news all around....

Sarah said...

No idea why they are called spiedies. They just are...

Kim Milius said...

I'm going to have to try these -- sounds sooo yummy!

ElaineShandra said...

Spiedies are the best!!! I love the spiedies! When I graduated from high school my friends mother gave me a Sisterhood of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Johnson City, NY that has two spiedie recipes in it. I always thought this was funny since it is an Italian dish!

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