Everyone knows Brian Boitano from winning the 1988 Olympics in men's figure skating, and some may even know him from his cooking show, What Would Brian Boitano Make? But very few people know how each of those things began. In this episode of My Food Thing, Brian revisits his childhood with a long-lost recipe for barbecue sauce and recalls the start of his successful skating career.
This Creole classic was actually designed for the dried kidney bean—an inexpensive staple that could simmer away while Monday’s wash gets done, with a hunk of pork or sausage from Sunday night’s supper.
Sometimes, it’s best to add no liquid to the cooker. Here, we toss onion wedges, baby potatoes, and large carrot chunks with oil and harissa. We then arrange seared chicken thighs on top, and cook the mixture with no liquid added.