Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hiro's Blog Mentioned in LA Times

My humble blog site was mentioned in the online section of the LA Times:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2008/12/sampler-platt-9.html

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tito's Tacos


"I love Tito's Tacos, you love Tito's too..."
What is it about jingles that hook someone in?  If you ever find yourself at Tito's Tacos, you'll no doubt find a few long lines that are reminiscent of cafeteria lines in junior high.  You can smell the masa from a block away.  The smell teases you until you finally get to order.  Here, their tacos are meat tacos on fried shells, with or without shredded cheese.  Equally good are their meat burritos and tamales.  Their menu is simple, and people come back for more.  They're open 'till 11:30pm.


Tito's Tacos
11222 Washington Place
Culver City
310.391.5780

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Beer Can Chicken aka Beer Butt Chicken



Beer Can Chicken:
4 lb Whole Chicken (this one was about 4 1/2 lbs)
12 oz can of beer
Canola Oil (a light coating to help make the seasonings stick to the skin)
2 tablespoons each - salt/pepper
Herbs and seasonings of your choice


Be sure to empty out 1/2 the contents of beer first. Shove the can up the butt of the chicken. The can will help stabilize the chicken as it cooks upright. More importantly, the beer will steam the chicken from the inside.


Be sure to remove the gizzards and other stuff in the cavities.


Cook at 325, about 25 minutes per pound. BE SURE TO USE A MEAT THERMOMETER!!


Finished product. I also made some mushroom stuffing to go with the chicken.