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 »
Korean-Style Marinated Skirt SteakMay 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 »
Spicy Green Beans with PorkAugust 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 »
Sesame Noodles with ChickenAugust 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 • Read More »
Tuna Teriyaki with Scallion SaladJune 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 • Read More »
Stir-fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and GingerMay 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 • Read More »
Asian Lettuce WrapsOctober 4, 2010 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Appetizer, Asian, Beef, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Snack, Turkey.
Make your friends happy by bringing these delicious Asian Lettuce Wraps to the next gathering. They’ve got loads of flavor and are super easy to make. I guarantee you won’t have any leftovers, which is kind of a bad thing since they’re so good. I substituted ground turkey (93% lean) for the ground beef, and used Romaine • Read More »
Five-Spice Chicken Noodle SaladAugust 17, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Grilling/BBQ, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad.
This is a great summer recipe because it’s light, cool and refreshing. Be liberal with your use of the fresh mint and cilantro…it brings a ton of flavor to the salad! I’ve made this salad with different types of rice noodles, and rice sticks work as well as rice vermicelli. Whatever type of rice noodles you • Read More »
Indonesian Grilled SwordfishJune 9, 2010 | By andrea | 11 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood.
I cooked swordfish last night for the first time in ages. I was recently flipping through Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbookwhen I came across her recipe for Indonesian Grilled Swordfish. I had heard good things about her Indonesian Chicken recipe so I decided to give the swordfish version a try. Boy, am • Read More »
Spicy Beef with Peanuts & ChilesJune 4, 2010 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Beef, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.
This delicious beef stir-fry dish is everything I was hoping it would be! You get great flavor from the peanuts, soy sauce, fish sauce and lime juice, and a nice kick from the chiles. Yumm! Changes I made to the recipe: I doubled the cilantro and omitted the basil, substituted red onion for the shallot, • Read More »