Archives: soy sauce

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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Indonesian Grilled Swordfish

June 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 »

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Spicy Beef with Peanuts & Chiles

June 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 »

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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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Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Garlic and Chiles

March 18, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Garlic and Chiles | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I could eat stir-fries just about every day. It’s a great way to make a quick meal plus there’s a bazillion different ways to make them, which means you never get bored with the same ol’ thing. Here’s a recipe I found recently that features stir-fried strips of pork with thinly sliced sweet red pepper and spicy • Read More »

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Grilled Five-Spice Chicken Thighs

March 4, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes.

These Asian-inspired chicken thighs grill up tender and flavorful, and take only minutes to prepare. Chinese five-spice powder is a blend of spices that has the five different flavors: sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty. For this recipe, the five-spice (and a few other basic ingredients) are turned into a rub for the chicken. After • Read More »

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Pineapple Pork Fried Rice

January 22, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish.

This fried rice is a delicious blend of sweet (pineapple), salty and savory (soy sauce and hoisin sauce). Plus, it’s super fast to make so it’s a perfect weeknight meal. I used pork tenderloin instead of pork chops, and two cups of leftover steamed jasmine rice. The Asian chili-garlic sauce I used says “Sweet Chilli Sauce” on the • Read More »

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