Archives: Asian

Sesame Noodles with Chicken

August 3, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Sesame Noodles with Chicken | Filed in Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes

At least once a week I make a meaty pasta dish to have in the fridge for husband to take for lunch or to have on hand for a quick dinner on busy days. This recipe for Sesame Noodles with Chicken is in the rotation. I added some shredded cabbage and carrots (coleslaw mix) to […]

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Tuna Teriyaki with Scallion Salad

June 8, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Asian, Fish, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood

This Asian-inspired recipe for fresh tuna is quick and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The mild-tasting, firm-fleshed fish is basted with an easy-to-make teriyaki sauce and topped with a flavorful cilantro and green onion salad. Serve with steamed rice and stir-fried veggies. Enjoy! Note: I used ahi tuna (frozen then thawed) that I bought at Trader Joe’s.   Tuna Teriyaki […]

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Stir-fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger

May 30, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Here’s a great side dish of crunchy snow peas and earthy mushrooms in a light, sesame-soy dressing. It’s quick, delicious and perfect for your next Asian-themed meal! Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger -recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine Tip: Choose dark green, dense-looking peas with no signs of drying or cracking. Trim them by breaking off […]

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Turkey or Pork Fried Rice

April 28, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Turkey

We love fried rice in our house. Not only do you get all the food groups in one dish (protein, carbs, veggies), it’s also super quick and easy to make. I used ground turkey instead of ground pork and it worked great! It’s important to use cold leftover rice because freshly-made rice will turn into a […]

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Javanese Roasted Salmon

April 7, 2011 by andrea | 8 Comments | Filed in Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood

This company-worthy dish is beautiful, super simple and perfect for spring! You won’t believe how easy this recipe is! The silky sauce that tops the salmon is slightly tangy, slightly sweet and slightly spicy. YUM! I’ve never had Javanese cuisine before, but let me tell you…I’m loving this salmon!!! Make sure you buy salmon fillets […]

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Asian Dumpling Soup

April 3, 2011 by andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Although it’s officially spring, the cool weather here in the Pacific Northwest means it’s still soup season. A few days ago I made this super quick and easy Asian Dumpling Soup when I was home with the sniffles. Recipes like this are the reason I always like to have a package of potstickers in the freezer. […]

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Singapore Turkey Stew

February 12, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Singapore Turkey Stew | Filed in Asian, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew

I had a friend over for lunch the other day and served her this hearty stew filled with Asian-flavored turkey meatballs and crunchy vegetables in a light coconut broth. It was colorful, flavorful and satisfying. I only wish I had doubled the recipe!  When I was at the store buying ingredients for the soup, the Roma tomatoes were pretty sad […]

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Asian Turkey Meatballs with Carrot Rice

January 27, 2011 by andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Turkey

Fast and flavorful, these Asian-inspired turkey meatballs are made with basic ingredients and are perfect for a weeknight meal. The meatballs can even be made ahead and frozen, which is always a bonus for the busy cook!   Both my kids loved the turkey meatballs, even my Picky Eater (alert the media!). I used 3 teaspoons of […]

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Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad

January 11, 2011 by andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Turkey

I ran across this recipe for Chinese Noodle and Chicken Salad the other day and thought it would be a great pasta salad dish to make for the weekend: tender noodles, crunchy snow peas and a creamy, peanutty Asian-inspired dressing. Yumm! Husband loved it, too. You’ll notice that this recipe serves 20 people, which is great […]

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Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata

December 27, 2010 by andrea | Comments Off on Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata | Filed in Asian, Recipes, Soup/Stew

If you’re looking for a new way to eat winter squash, you must try this Thai-inspired recipe! The velvety texture of the butternut squash and coconut soup is brought to life by the vibrant flavors of the chopped peanut, lime zest and basil gremolata. Typically, gremolata is an Italian condiment of lemon zest, garlic and parsley […]

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