Monday, June 4, 2012

Disneyland Bengal BBQ Recipes

After our Northeast OC Editor, Karrie, read our “Eating Your Way Through Disneyland” post she decided to let us in on a family recipe.  Years ago her mother begged a Bangle Barbecue (across from the Jungle Cruise) employee for their Chicken & Beef marinate & dipping/basting sauce recipe.  Her mother can be very persuasive!  So…  if you can keep a secret, here are the recipes:

Tonkatsu Sauce (Chicken Marinade)
1 c. Teriyaki Sauce
1 c. Soy Sauce
1 T. Red Wine Vinegar
1 c. Brown Sugar
½ c. Sherry Cooking Wine
2 Whole Bay Leaves
1 T. Ground Black Pepper
3 T. Grated Fresh Ginger Root
2 T. Fresh Garlic, finely minced

Preparation:  Mix ingredients and marinate chicken overnight in your refrigerator.

Dipping/Basting Sauce
4 whole cloves
1 T. Red Wine Vinegar
1 c. Ketchup
1/2 c. crushed pineapple
1/2 c. pineapple juice
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. orange juice concentrate
3 t. water

Simmer cloves in vinegar for 5-10 minutes, then strain out the cloves. Add rest of ingredients and bring to slow boil over medium heat.

Spicy Beef
1 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 cup water
1 tbsp ground black pepper
3 tbsp sesame seed oil
1 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
3 tbsp garlic, granulated
3 tbsp cornstarch
18 oz sirloin beef, cut into 1 oz. pieces
6 bamboo skewers

Make sure you soak the skewers in water for 1 hour to prevent burning.  Combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil, add cornstarch to thicken. Place 3 pieces of beef on each skewed.  Grill for 3 minutes on each size or to desired temperature.  Finish by brushing with sauce and serve.

Karrie prefers to marinate the chicken overnight, and then she bastes the chicken using the dipping/basting before throwing it on the grill.  There are a decent amount of ingredients, however, it looks like the chicken marinate and sauce use a lot of the same items so that will help keep the cost down.  And since this is barbecue season, most of these items will be on sale (don’t forget your coupons) at the grocery store.

My last tip: My kids (especially the middle one) can be very picky with food. When cooking skewers I usually throw a couple on with hot dog slices, pineapple, and grape tomatoes.  Sounds odd, but they taste great and the kids love them.  Then I will serve them all over rice.  Don’t forget to do a few veggie ones (zucchini, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers) and some potatoes. 

So yummy!  Disneyland food… at home & on a budget!

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