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A meal from SPIN

A meal from SPIN by Lamar Giles

“Best chicken and waffles on the East Coast, I swear.” […] He grinned. “Of course. Who don’t like waffles?” […] There was only a half-full gallon jug of spring water in it, a pack of chicken (close to the expiration date), broccoli, and an orange. […] Kya got her Honey Vanilla Latte. I got a plain black coffee—jerk. 



Heat 500 ml milk in a small pan on medium low until milk is warm. Place 100g butter (cut in pieces) in it and stir until butter is completed melted. Set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer, combine: 250g flour + 1 tsp yeast + 120g sugar + 1 pinch of salt + 3 eggs. When well combined, add milk/butter. Mix well until well combined.

Pour proper amount in lightly greased waffle iron.


In a pan, sautée chicken breast (cut in half horizontally so that meat is thinner) in 1 tsp olive oil, on medium heat, until fully cooked and brown on both sides. Set aside.



In a sauce pan, whisk together: 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp rice wine + ¼ cup water + 1 tsp olive oil + 4 tbsp sugar + 9 tbsp white vinegar + 3 tbsp orange juice + 1 tbsp fresh orange zest (about 1 orange). Bring to boil, then lower heat to low and whisk for 4 minutes. Use warm.


Dice and sautée broccoli (1 head+stem) in 1 tsp olive oil, in the same pan in which you cooked the chicken, for about 3-5 minutes. Cover for 2 minutes. Broccoli should still be firm but tender.

To assemble: place a waffle on a plate, top with chicken, top with broccoli, and top with desired amount of sauce (3 tbsp).



In a bowl, whisk together 2 eggs + 2 cups milk + 1/2 cup sugar + 1 tsp vanilla + 2½ tsp instant coffee. Pour mixture in individual ramekins (only halfway full). Place ramekins in a deep pan and fill pan with water (until water reaches halfway up the side of ramekins). Bring water to a simmer on medium-high heat. Turn heat to low and cook covered for 15 minutes.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Top with 1tbsp of honey and serve.

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