Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Buttermilk-Brined Grilled Chicken -Guest Author Mardi Maxwell

It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious! Today I'm happy to welcome back special guest Mardi Maxwell, author of  The Doms of Club Mystique series. She's here to share a recipe for amazing chicken brined in buttermilk. (Note from me: if you don't have buttermilk in the cupboard, don't panic! You can substitute using the suggestions HERE.) Take it away, Mardi!

Buttermilk-brined Grilled Chicken


2 cups buttermilk
2 cups cold water 
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup hot sauce
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon freshly cracked pepper
1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, halved
1 (3 1/2- to 4-lb.) cut-up whole chicken

1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved; stir in onion and next 2 ingredients.
2. Place buttermilk mixture and chicken in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal and chill 24 hours. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade; pat chicken dry with paper towels.

3. Light 1 side of grill, heating to 300° to 350° (medium) heat. Place chicken, skin side up, over unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 40 to 50 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 165°. Transfer chicken, skin side down, to lit side of grill, and grill 2 to 3 minutes or until skin is crispy. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

 Zane's Choice
(The Doms of Club Mystique 4)
By Mardi Maxwell

     Beautiful, curvy, Ravyn Templeton saw Zane Ramsey in a BDSM club in Houston three years ago. He’s haunted her dreams ever since. 
     Zane is an Assistant District Attorney and co-owner of Club Mystique, the BDSM club he and his brothers built on their Texas ranch. When Ravyn’s ex-husband is arrested for trying to have her killed the case is assigned to Zane. 
     The moment Zane meets Ravyn he wants her even though he knows having an affair with her will jeopardize his career. When Ravyn’s ex-husband accuses her of laundering money for a drug cartel, and she refuses to answer Zane’s questions, he leaves her. 
     Fate steps in and brings them together again. Zane has the power to save Ravyn but only if he loves her enough to fight for her.

About the Author
I was born in Utah but I’ve traveled throughout America and lived in west Texas and the mountains of Colorado. I wrote my first erotic romance in the summer of 2013. It was accepted and published that same year. Since then I’ve written three more books in the Doms of Club Mystique series. At this time I’m busy writing the fifth and final book in the series.

My heroes are tough cowboys with military backgrounds and my heroines are strong, sassy and submissive. I put a lot of emotion in my books because I want the reader to fall in love with my characters and feel their pain and their joy. My characters also tend to show up in the next book in the series and every book has a twist of suspense and a happy ending.

If you’d like to follow me check out my website at http://www.mardimaxwell.com. You can also find me on facebook at www.facebook.com/MardiMaxwellRomance.

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  1. Chicken sounds lush!

    Thanks Mardi, your books are great. Zane's Choice did not disappoint, loved it!

  2. Thank you, Nessie. Try the chicken. Its great for summer especially if you don't want to heat up your kitchen. Get the guys to do the grilling. :-)

  3. Rose, thank you for having me on your blog today. Loved being here.

  4. Hi I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

  5. Thanks for being here this week to share this yummy-sounding recipe!


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