Several months ago I found bison wieners in Whole Foods. I got some to try, and thought they were pretty good. Then for quite a while I didn't see any more of them. Yesterday when I went grocery shopping, there they were! I bought a package of them, plus the other ingredients needed for the dish.
The label says these wieners are fully cooked. Even so, I "cooked" them on the stovetop before chopping them. The mixture is marinating in the fridge right now, and I can hardly wait to cook and eat! Since I don't have to worry about whether the wieners are cooked, I don't need to let the tikka masala cook very long. In fact, I like it when the onions still have a bit of crunch to them.
Although I had only 12 oz. of the wieners (the recipe says, 2 lbs. chicken), I made the full amount of marinade. I can always spoon out some of the extra to eat over pasta or toast.
For a vegetarian twist on this recipe, I'll bet two cups of cooked garbanzo beans in place of chicken or meat would be good. Or cut up a pound or two of tofu into bite-sized pieces and put them in the marinade. I'll have to try that one of these days.
To leave the kitchen behind for a moment, I'm starting to work towards a hoped-for century ride in late September. For now my main focus is longer and longer Sunday rides, without too much emphasis on pushing the pace. (I'll save that for shorter weekday rides). Today I did 30 miles, and surprised myself by averaging 14 mph!