Leave it to an East Village Jewish Deli to come up with an actual American/Jewish/Asian fusion dish! That is because the Second Avenue Deli has had a Chinese chef for many years. I have enhanced this recipe with even more Asian flavor. Although this recipe calls for baking and broiling the chicken, it is definitely better on a charcoal grill. If you are using a charcoal grill, you must have a covered grill, e.g. a Weber. Bake the chicken over indirect heat, with the cover on. To give the chicken more of a barbecued flavor, I recommend putting soaked mesquite wood chips in a shallow can (e.g. a tuna can) on the hot coals during the indirect cooking phase. For the second stage, place the chicken directly over the coals.
Only in Chicago is this dish considered a classic. Made famous by old-time Chicago Italian restaurants such as the Rosebud, this dish easily can be adapted for those who observe the Kosher laws. I have added my own touch to give it some extra pizzazz.
This exceptional recipe comes from South Africa. It may be simple, but the flavor is fabulous. The marinade contains a lot of garlic, but because the garlic is cooked for a long time the smell is not overpowering. Fresh fish may be used instead of frozen. Portuguese garlic fish will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, and it can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
This is a great example of Jewish fusion from a chef who has taken a traditional but basically boring recipe and adds his own favorite spices. The result is a much more exciting version of an old Jewish recipe. Congratulations to Emeril Lagasse for adding new spirit to a tired standard. I have made a few changes of my own.
This recipe is a typical South African Malay Curry. The first Malay people in South Africa were brought as slaves from what is today Indonesia. As a result of the influence of the Malay and West Asians from the Indian sub-continent who came later, many curry dishes are popular in South Africa.