Archive for the ‘Asian’ Category

Hot and Sour Soup

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

I made my hot and sour soup for dinner tonight in an effort to fight off this cold that seems intent on settling back in for another round. I used 8 cups of chicken broth, 2 eggs, firm tofu (rather than extra firm), and a little more of the ...

Orange and Soy Glazed Chicken Thighs

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

A different take on orange glazed chicken - this one from Fine Cooking. This recipe has an Asian spin, and was much better than last week's attempt at orange glazed chicken. I upped the veggies as always, as well as increasing the orange zest, and served this with some ...

Asian Market Tour and Thai Feast

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Yesterday evening I went to a fun cooking class in Lynnwood hosted by Culinary Events Northwest and Pranee Khrusanit Halvorsen of ilovethaicooking.com. Pranee led a tour of our local H Mart, with an eye to the ingredients we'd be using in dishes later in the evening. After getting ...

Asian Turkey Meatballs, Redux

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

This is another take on Asian turkey meatballs. The additions of hoisin, soy sauce, and ginger really made them even more flavorful and delicious. I roasted about a pound of shiitake mushrooms that I'd wiped clean and stemmed right alongside the meatballs and warmed up some roasted summer ...

Spicy Pork and Veggie Stir Fry

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

This is yet another variation of stir fry - this one spicy with shiitake mushrooms and zucchini. Tasty and easy :-) Spicy Pork and Veggie Stir Fry Serves 4 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into small bite sized pieces 1.5 - 2 lbs shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and cut ...

Chicken and Shiitake Stir Fry and Stir Fried Snow Peas

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

An easy and healthy dinner tonight using shiitake mushrooms and snow peas from my CSA boxes :-) This is infinitely adaptable to your tastes in meats and veggies. The sauce has a bit of a kick from the red pepper flakes, so omit them if you prefer. ...

Ginger Shrimp

Friday, June 10th, 2011

This recipe is inspired by this one from Weight Watchers. It was okay. The components were all good, but the sauce was way too thin and didn't stick to or flavor anything else in the stir fry. Next time I'll cut down on the water and add a ...

Sweet Chili Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

This was a very tasty take on lettuce wrap thing. My version was inspired by this recipe. I've done Chinese chicken lettuce wraps that are a big hit in our house, and I think these will become a regular too with a little modification. The chicken wraps have the cornstarch ...

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Today marks the 6th anniversary our wedding day :-) Serendipitously, it was my Friday off and the last day of Shaun's spring break, so we spent the day together having fun. We got a great lunch (more on that very shortly), wandered around a bookstore, then watched Rango ...

Asian Turkey Meatballs

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

This is a take off of a couple of my other turkey meatball recipes. It turned out quite well! I served this with some roasted brussels sprouts. Asian Turkey Meatballs Serves 4 20 oz ground turkey 1/3 cup bread crumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tbsp oyster sauce 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp garlic ...