Thai Peanut Chicken Satay and a Review and Giveaway of The Prime Grill Cookbook

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If you keep kosher and live in the New York area, chances are, you’ve heard of The Prime Grill. This iconic kosher restaurant has been at the forefront of upscale kosher cuisine for over 10 years. And for those of us, like me, who have never been to this restaurant, they’ve released a beautiful new cookbook full of delicious recipes, including some signature dishes from Chef David Kolotkin.

I’m super excited to review The Prime Grill Cookbook today! Scroll past my review for a sample recipe and a chance to WIN a copy!

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At a first glance: 

Wow, now I really want to go eat in the prime grill! The food looks delicious and it’s beautifully presented. Most importantly, the chef’s desire to put delicious and top quality food is really represented throughout the book. Next time I want to make a fancy meal, I know which cookbook I am going to open!

Some features I liked: 

The book starts off with a history of the restaurant, and then a bunch of details about this restaurant – and restaurant kitchens in general. As an avid cook, I found that super interesting – and like I said – it sure made me want to eat there!

The book is organized by menu section – so there’s an hor d’oeuvre section, an appetizer section, soup, salad, fish, meat, side dishes and of course…dessert!

Many of the recipes have a “chef’s tip” along with it. These range from simple tips like what sauces to serve the dish with, to helpful ideas of what to do with something you might have otherwise thrown out, like potato skins!

Another thing I really liked about this book is that it’s quite different from the others. It’s not a book by a home cook. It’s by a restaurant chef, and thus, it presents more complex, more sophisticated and more upscale recipes than a lot of other cookbooks.

Some recipes I can’t wait to try: 

Chicken and Waffle Nuggets with Maple Syrup Dip – now THIS is what I call a creative new twist on chicken nuggets! How delicious does that sound?

Prime Grill Delmonico Steak with Peppercorn Sauce – next time I want an impressive meat dish to serve, I am totally trying this one. It’s a dish the Prime Grill is known for!

Potato Cake with Sweet Shallot Jam – how do you take a Jewish classic like potato kugel and turn it into a sophisticated restaurant dish? Apparently, this is how. Plus, it’s no secret that I have an obsession with shallots!

Apricot glazed beignets – think inside out jelly donut, and you pretty much understand why I am completely drooling at the thought of this!

Who this cookbook is for: 

This cookbook is a great option for people who love to cook exciting and sophisticated food. If you find yourself stuck for ideas before a special event or occasion, this book will come in really handy!

Who this cookbook isn’t for: 

If you’re looking for simple and basic meals for your every-day supper rotation, this book isn’t the one for you. Most of the recipes are more involved, and use more expensive ingredients than one might cook with on an average wekkday.

What I didn’t like about this cookbook: 

Firstly, I should start by saying that I really enjoyed this cookbook. However, as I mention above, this won’t be my every-day go-to book, but rather, the one I pull off the shelf for special occasions.

Also, as previously mentioned, many of the recipes use ingredients that are slightly more expensive than I would use on an average day. For example, veal chops and delmonico steak. However, this is to be expected from a cookbook published by one of the top kosher restaurants in New York!

Lastly (you know I always mention the photography in a cookbook review!) I didn’t love the pictures in this book. Firstly, many recipes don’t have a picture, which we spoiled folks have gotten used to. Additionally, the pictures aren’t (to my very picky taste) quite as nicely styled or photographed as some other recent books.

Conclusion:

Overall, this is a well presented and exciting book full of ideas for sophisticated kosher dining. If you enjoy cooking, and enjoy celebrating special occasions with great food, this is a great book for you!

Want to win a copy of the book? Scroll down past the recipe for the giveaway!

And now for a delicious appetizer recipe. This one is actually simpler than it might look, and it’s completely delicious!

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Thai Peanut Chicken Satay:

Adapted from The Prime Grill Cookbook by Miriam Pascal, OvertimeCook.com

Ingredients:

for the marinade:

1 cup water

1 Tablespoon curry powder

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2-3 cloves garlic, finely minced

1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 lb skinless boneless chicken breast

for the dipping sauce

1 cup reserved marinade

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons white vinegar

sliced scallions, optional, for garnish

Instructions: 

Boil the water, curry powder and cayenne pepper in a small pot until reduced to about 3/4 cup.

Meanwhile, place the peanut butter, garlic and salt in a small mixing bowl. Pour the boiling water over it and whisk to combine. Reserve 1 cup for the dipping sauce.

Cut the chicken into thin strips and place in a plastic bag. Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken in the bag and toss to coat all of the chicken pieces. Place in refrigerator to marinate for about 2 hours.

Meanwhile, soak wooden skewers in water so they don’t burn when you grill them.

To cook the chicken – stick a skewer through the chicken pieces like a lollipop. Grill or fry on a grill (pan) or non-stick frying pan for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Repeat with all remaining chicken.  (The original recipe also says you can bake them at 350 on a lightly greased sheet pan for 9-10 minutes, but I haven’t tried this.)

To make the dipping sauce: Combine the reserved marinade with the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Serve alongside hot chicken skewers.

Giveaway!

For your chance to win a copy of The Prime Grill Cookbook:

Please note: Each entry requires its own comment! Multiple entries in one comment will only be counted once! You can do any or all of the following:

Entry #1 – Leave a comment on this post telling me what is your favorite restaurant dish!

Entry #2 – Follow @OvertimeCook on twitter and leave a comment on this post telling me that you did.

Entry # 3- Like Tales of an Overtime Cook on Facebook and leave a comment on this post telling me that you did.

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Entry # 5 – Subscribe to OvertimeCook via email (link is on the right sidebar of the blog). and leave a comment on this post telling me that you did.

Entry #6 – Follow Overtime Cook on Instagram and leave a comment on this post telling me that you did.

Note: if you already like/follow etc, that’s fine. Just leave a comment letting me know that!

Giveaway Details:

Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Thursday, November 21st. A valid email address or twitter profile must be provided. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.

Prize can be shipped within the continental US.

Giveaway is sponsored by the publisher.

Disclaimer: I was provided a review copy of this cookbook at no charge. All opinions are mine. There are affiliate links in this post.

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Thanks for stopping by folks! Hope you try this delicious chicken recipe – and come back soon for some really exciting treats! Good luck on the giveaway! -Miriam

Comments

  1. brocha says

    hard to say what my fave restaurant dish is, I love to try new things so I very rarely get the same thing twice. but I do love a good juicy medium rare burger with all the trimmings like they serve at Abigails

  2. Stellagirl says

    Love your blog, love your reviews and get excited like a little girl when I see something from you in my email. Wish I could enter via twitter too, but can’t figure out how to use it :( Can’t wait to try the chicken satay, love that sauce and always looking for a new way to jazz up my chicken.

  3. esti says

    I am so excited that Prime Grill has put out a cookbook out-Prime Grill is one of my favorite places to go! Now I can make all their great food at home!

  4. Rachel rosin says

    My most favorite orders are usually steak and a side,this way a play up the dish with the a new side every time.i like you on Facebook already and get your amazing emails.

  5. Esti says

    I am always conflicted whether I should order the steak in a restaurant or go with something I’ve never tried. {Note: I really like steak.} It’s a battle, but I usually make some kind of compromise – which ends with the peppercorn encrusted medallion with a demi glace. :)

  6. gittaz says

    I’m subscribed to your emails. I think I’ll try baking this recipe. IF I win [!] since I live in London, UK, I’ll ask you to send this book to my daughter in New Orleans!

  7. Hadas Forgy says

    Whenever I go out to eat, I order anything smothered in mushrooms — mushroom soup, mushroom burgers, mushroom pizza, mushroom pasta…

  8. Brucha says

    I love any restaurant dish that is tastefully presented. Unless it is Chinese–then you can just dump it on my plate and I’ll lick it clean!

  9. deb says

    My favorite restaurant dish is the ribs that I used to get in the Chinese place in Chicago. An order of those and some of their fried wontons to dip in the extra sauce was YUM!!!

  10. Sylvia says

    My favorite restaurant dish is sea bass!! Something I could never cook on my own it’s always a treat getting it wherever I go

  11. Sarah says

    I always order sea bass when I go out! i know how to cook a steak– I’m terrified of an expensive piece of fish! I liked you on facebook

  12. Vicki says

    These days, my favorite restaurant dish is something I don’t have the time to make at home like veal, lamb or duck. Also, anything I try at Pardes!

  13. esther says

    i love sweet potato fries from noi due! i am your follower on facebook and instagram….and i love making sophisticated dishes!!!

  14. says

    I already subscribe to your newsletter via e-mail.
    (I forgot to mention, but I already subscribed previously all the other ways also)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  15. Ami says

    I always order steak or lamb or something they can make better than I can make at home. I liked your facebook page long ago, follow you on twitter, on pinterest and subscribe to your email. (I don’t have instagram). I would love to win the cookbook!

  16. Julie kaplan says

    I already subscribe. Love it!,,,the recipes and all of the creativity that goes into your site. Thanks love to win.

  17. freevees says

    I’ve been following you on twitter, fb, instagram, and pinterest and have just signed up for the emails also ;)
    my favorite restaurant dish… too many to choose from! Actually, there’s one meal that’s stuck with me for a few years already, and it was from Prime Grill! I had absolutely fantastic, melt-in-your-mouth ribs with spinach and a tower of onion rings. :)

  18. Shushy says

    This would be an awesome addition to my collection!!!! My favorite dish at prime grill is probably the sliders. It was the first place I had sliders and I instantly fell in love!!
    I follow you on Instagram and I subscribed to emails

  19. deegee says

    I get your emails and I really enjoy them! I have tried so many of your recipes and they are all great! I love your cinnamon bun recipe with cream cheese frosting it’s amazing!

  20. says

    My fave dish from the prime grill has to be the boneless spare rib sandwich on the lunch menu and the duck spring rolls!

    I follow you on Instagram and twitter.

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