Archives: Asian

Indonesian Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango-Peanut Salsa

June 3, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes.

A simple spice rub and a fresh mango salsa turn ordinary grilled chicken thighs into a vibrant, super-flavorful meal. I loved the combination of sweet, ripe mango, the spicy heat of the jalepeno, and the pungent cilantro…delicious! If you don’t use coriander or turmeric on a regular basis, it’s best to buy only what you’ll need for • Read More »

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Coconut Rice

May 19, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

Fragrant, steamed jasmine rice is good—but jasmine rice made with coconut milk and fresh ginger is even better! This is a great side dish for Asian-themed meals, and could even be paired with some Caribbean and Latin American dishes. It’s super easy to make and a step up from plain ol’ rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro if • Read More »

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Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce

March 28, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

You can never have too many chicken recipes! This delicious Thai-inspired dish is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal. The super flavorful peanut sauce is the star of the show here. If you like Thai food then you’ll love this recipe! Don’t feel like pounding the chicken breasts? I ‘spose you could use chicken cutlets • Read More »

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Thai-Style Cabbage Salad

January 28, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This fresh-tasting, super easy salad makes a great side dish for an Asian meal! I love the salty-sweet-sour combination of flavors and the punch of fresh herbs…delicious! I’ve made the salad a variety of ways. Sometimes I substitute lime for lemon, or green onions for the red onions. I’ve also made it with both mint • Read More »

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Beef and Asparagus Curry

May 31, 2012 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Beef, Menu Ideas, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

If you like Thai curry then you’re probably going to love this super quick and easy-to-make dish: tender beef and fresh veggies simmered in a flavorful coconut-infused red curry…YUM!  I had a rib-eye in the freezer so I substituted it for the sirloin steak, and used light coconut milk. I also added some sliced mushrooms and onions • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Hoisin Pork with Napa Cabbage

January 7, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Stir-fries are a great weeknight meal because they’re usually quick and easy. Plus,  many stir-fry recipes combine protein and veggies so all you have to do is add steamed rice and you’ve got a complete meal. This particular recipe features super tender pork tenderloin and napa cabbage (aka Chinese cabbage) in a flavorful hoisin sauce. Yum! As • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Spicy Green Beans with Pork

August 30, 2011 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Sure, take-out is great but recipes like this one for Spicy Green Beans with Pork make it a cinch to whip up at home: tender pieces of stir-fried pork and green beans in a tasty Asian-flavored sauce. It’s a perfect weeknight meal! As with any stirfry, it’s important to have all the ingredients prepped, measured out and ready • Read More »

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