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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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 »
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 »
Turkey or Pork Fried RiceApril 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 »
Chinese Noodle and Chicken SaladJanuary 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 • Read More »
Butternut Squash Soup with Thai GremolataDecember 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 • Read More »
Crockpot Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork ShoulderOctober 11, 2010 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Crockpot, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes.
This recipe rocks! Just throw a few ingredients in the crockpot, let it cook for 4-8 hours (depending on low or high setting) and you’ve got a flavorful meal with very little effort. The super-tender pork is flavored with five-spice, soy sauce and ginger, and gets a little heat from the chili-garlic sauce. The addition of • 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 »