Posts Tagged ‘sesame oil’

Korean-Style Marinated Skirt Steak

May 9, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Korean-Style Marinated Skirt Steak | Filed in Asian, Beef, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

Had a bad day? Then make this Korean-inspired skirt steak. You see, you get to take out your aggression on the steak by pounding it with a meat mallet. I call that Kitchen Therapy! The quickly marinated and seared steak is tender, flavorful and super easy to make…perfect for a weeknight meal! Serve with steamed jasmine […]

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Triple-Sesame Jasmine Rice

February 25, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish

Quick and flavorful, this recipe is a nice side dish for an Asian-themed meal. Jasmine rice, a fragrant long-grain variety, is common in Thai cuisine and available in many grocery stores. Look in the Asian section of your market (or an Asian market) for the sesame oil and both types of sesame seeds. For extra […]

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Ginger Scallion Egg-Drop Soup

October 13, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Ginger Scallion Egg-Drop Soup | Filed in Asian, Chicken, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew

I woke up with a scratchy throat today (poor me!) so I’m doing everything in my power to fight off the crud: doses of Vitamin C, drinking a honey and cider vinegar elixer (my friend Amy swears by it), and this tasty chicken soup for lunch.  The recipe calls for smashing 3 whole scallions and slicing the ginger then simmering it […]

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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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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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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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Sesame Green Bean Salad

July 28, 2010 by andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This simple yet tasty recipe is a great way to dress up humble green beans. And, it’s perfect for summer entertaining because the recipe can easily be doubled and made ahead of time. The original recipe calls for cooking the green beans in boiling water for 8-10 minutes but I think that is WAY too long so I changed […]

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Satay Dip

June 28, 2010 by andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in Appetizer, Asian, Condiment, Dip, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce

  If you like any kind of satay, you’re going to LOVE this dip!!! It’s easy to make and extremely versatile because it goes perfectly with a variety of foods: fresh veggies, summer rolls, or grilled shrimp, chicken and pork. When I first saw the list of ingredients, the 1/4 cup of ketchup threw me. But, hey, I trust […]

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