Archives: ginger

Sear-Roasted Salmon Fillets with Lemon-Ginger Butter

February 29, 2012 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Fish, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood.

Salmon, a great source of heart-healthy Omega-3, is a staple out here in the Pacific Northwest. I love the stuff! This easy recipe for the pink-fleshed fish calls for searing then finishing the salmon fillets in the oven. The fillets are then plated and topped with a dollop of lemon-ginger butter, which adds a citrusy zing to the dish • 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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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

October 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 »

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Grilled Salmon with Wasabi-Ginger Mayonnaise

August 24, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood.

If you like the flavors of wasabi and ginger (which I do!), you’re going to love this recipe! You get a little zip from the wasabi without it knocking your head off, plus a little zing from the ginger and lime. This is a great summer recipe, and tastes like something you’d order in a • Read More »

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Ginger Salad Dressing

August 10, 2010 | By andrea | 8 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Condiment, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Sauce.

Here’s a great salad dressing that will go perfectly with your next Asian-inspired meal. I got the recipe out of Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2by Todd Wilbur. This recipe is his version of the dressing served at Benihana restaurants. I’ve been to Benihana and several other hibachi grill restaurants, and they all serve salads with a similar ginger dressing. • Read More »

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Chicken Salad with Crunchy Vegetables and Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

April 16, 2010 | By andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable.

This salad is soooo good! I love the mixture of citrus, soy sauce and sesame oil for the dressing, and the combination of moist chicken, crunchy vegetables and tender greens…delicious! I made it for my Mom’s birthday luncheon recently and everybody loved it (especially Mom)! I substituted fresh spinach for the watercress, and added some • Read More »

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Chicken Tikka Masala

March 12, 2010 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Indian, Main Dish, Recipes.

Since my folks are galavanting around London right now on holiday and enjoying the delicious Indian food that the city has to offer, I thought I’d make my own Indian food in honor of their trip. This recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala, noted as being Britain’s new national dish, is a great way to recreate this British favorite at home. Chunks of • Read More »

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