Those wonderful, rare weekends where I'm in actually in town with not too much planned go a little like this: am spin, hit up the farmers market, become entirely overwhelmed and purchase something completely random, walk through the park afterwards contemplating what the h I am going to do with said random item, get home, make a delicious meal with previously mentioned random item, if it's nice out I'll usually sit in my backyard with a glass of wine and good book, and usually end the night going out with friends or having a quiet movie night while relaxing at home. Sounds nice, right? I wish I had more of these... some day I suppose.
Thai Basil Marinade
1 c. minced thai basil
1 jalapeno, cored and seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp. mirin
1/2 tsp. tamari
1 anchovy fillet, minced
1 1/2 tsp. ginger- I used powdered
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 Tbl. sesame oil
3/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Taste. Should be almost like a vinaigrette, with a nice sharpness from the vinegar.
2. Place chicken breasts into individual plastic bags (or however many you need to feed your family). Add in the marinade, enough so that each breast is well covered with the greens but also with a good amount of liquid too. Write the date on the bag and throw in the freezer. I usually like to cook these within 1-2 months.