My friend James Slusser once said his German-American family would eat pork sauerkraut on New Year’s Day. They believed this tradition brings wealth to the household. One night I had leftover kimchi — known as Korean sauerkraut — so I decided to make kimchi pork at 1 a.m. Maybe my stock portfolio will triple in value!
In a previous post about brining chicken with oranges, I mentioned a friend who’s now dead. James Slusser helped me when I needed help — and I never thanked him.
Brining chicken with oranges is an easy way to enhance the meat’s flavor.
With a $1 fruit and a pan of salted ice water, you can make your chicken taste like a million dollars. The ice and salt help drain foul-tasting blood from the flesh.
Refrigerate the chicken in the cold water overnight, and it’ll be ready.
This is a German tradition that I learned from a late friend. James H. Slusser promised my chicken dishes — whether Indian or Italian — would taste better. And he was right!