Mitch Hedberg, one of the funniest comedians ever, would have been 45 today had he not died in 2005 of a drug overdose. Here are a few of his food and recipe related quips followed by his recipe for Thai BBQ Chicken (it calls for over 1/2 cup of garlic.) The recipe is on his website: http://www.mitchhedberg.net. It can also be used on tempeh if you’re not a chicken eater.
“They say the recipe for Sprite is lemon and lime. But I tried to make it at home; there’s more to it than that. ‘Want some more homemade Sprite?’ ‘Not ’til you figure out what the f*ck else is in it!'”
“I went to a pizzeria, I ordered a slice of pizza, the f*cker gave me the smallest slice possible. If the pizza was a pie chart for what people would do if they found a million dollars, the f*cker gave me the ‘donate it to charity’ slice. I would like to exchange this for the ‘keep it!'”
“I saw this wino, he was eating grapes. I was like, ‘Dude, you have to wait.'”
MITCH HEDBERG’S THAI BBQ CHICKEN
1 1/2 c. coconut milk
1/2 c. chopped garlic
1/4 c. chopped ginger
1/4 c. olive oil
2 T. Thai fish sauce
2 T. curry powder
1 T. black pepper
1 t. turmeric
1 t. honey
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. rice vinegar
1/4 c. honey
2 t. plum sauce
1 t. Thai fish sauce
1 t. lime or lemon juice
2 t. tomato paste
1 t. crushed garlic
1 tsp. Serrano chili, chopped
Dash of paprika
1/2 t. salt
1 t. crushed red chili
[MITCH’S TYPICALLY LACONIC] COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Massage Chicken. Pierce w/fork.
Marinate chicken. Bake at 350° for about 45 min.
[While chicken is baking, blend sauce ingredients in sauce pan and simmer until its reduced and thickened, about 15 minutes.]
Then, move to grill and grill chicken quickly [circa 15 minutes].
Serve w/grilled pineapple [or rice] and dipping sauce.