Asian-American Shrimp Pad Thai

Ingredients:

8 oz medium or large flat rice noodles
1 lb wild caught medium shrimp, thawed if from frozen, shelled, and deveined
3 t cornstarch, divided use
1/4 cup fish sauce
3 T fresh lime juice
2 T soy sauce
1 T ketchup
1/4 cup palm sugar
1 T brown sugar
1 T rice wine vinegar
1 t crushed red pepper, or to taste
1/8 t ground white pepper, or to taste
1/4 cup water
4 T peanut oil, divided use
1 1/2 T garlic, minced
1 small shallot, minced
2 large eggs beaten
2 cups bean sprouts
4 scallions, sliced
2 t sesame oil
1/2 – 3/4 cup lightly smashed unsalted dry roasted peanuts
2 T cilantro
1 lime quartered
hot chile oil to taste Read More


Eggplant Hoisin

Ingredients:

4 T vegetable oil, divided use
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 T soy sauce, low sodium
1 T sweet soy sauce
1 T sesame oil
1 T ginger rice vinegar
1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
1 cup red onion, cut into chunks
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 t ginger, minced
4 green onions, thin sliced, white and light green only
3 small Asian eggplants, about 4 cups sliced

Serve with: brown rice and either dumplings or steam buns Read More


Recipe of the Week: Cashew Chicken with Extra Vegetables

cashew-chickenIngredients:

1 T soy sauce, low sodium
1 T Chinese rice wine
1/4 t sesame oil
1 t cornstarch
1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 T peanut oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 yellow onion, sliced into 1 inch pieces
1 large green bell pepper, sliced into 1 inch pieces
8 oz baby bok choy, sliced on diagonal
8 oz sliced water chestnuts
1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
2 T Chinese rice wine
2 T oyster sauce
2 t sesame oil
2 t sweet chili sauce
2 t cornstarch
1 cup roasted cashews

For the directions, click here.


Cashew Chicken with Extra Vegetables

cashew-chickenIngredients:

1 T soy sauce, low sodium
1 T Chinese rice wine
1/4 t sesame oil
1 t cornstarch
1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 T peanut oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 yellow onion, sliced into 1 inch pieces
1 large green bell pepper, sliced into 1 inch pieces
8 oz baby bok choy, sliced on diagonal
8 oz sliced water chestnuts
1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
2 T Chinese rice wine
2 T oyster sauce
2 t sesame oil
2 t sweet chili sauce
2 t cornstarch
1 cup roasted cashews Read More


Szechuan Noodles

Szechuan noodlesThis fantastic recipe is from our sister site CC Palate – where every recipe is created by you, but calorie counted by me.

Ingredients:

8 oz vermicelli, broken in half
3 T rice vinegar
3 T soy sauce
2 T vegetable oil, canola oil, sunflower oil (do not use olive oil)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 to 2 t minced fresh ginger
1 t dark sesame oil
1/2 t red pepper flakes, or to taste
1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
1/2 cup cilantro chopped

Garnish: 1 or 2 green onions, sliced Read More


Prepping Baby Bok Choy

bok choy WM 350Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage with dark leaves attached to a base that looks rather like celery.

It comes in full grown and a baby variety that I particularly love.

It is delicious, easy to cook, wonderful in stir fries or sautés, low in calories, and very good for you.

To prepare bok choy, first slice off the tough end at the base of the plant. Read More



Mushroom Tom Yum

MushroomTomYum WMSoup Ingredients:

1 lemongrass stalk, cleaned and crushed with a kitchen mallet, then tied into a knot
1 oz dried Oyster mushrooms, chopped
1 oz dried Shiitake mushrooms, chopped
3 kaffir lime leaves, dried or fresh, left whole
1 knob galangal, peeled, sliced, and smashed (or 1 t ginger plus 1/4 t ground black pepper)
6 cups water
1 tablespoons fish sauce Read More



Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Gar/Ka Gai)

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup 1 WMAnother delicious recipe from the Needed Killing Series of mysteries by author Bill Fitts.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1/4 C fish sauce
1/4 C fresh lime juice
2 T garlic, minced
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t ground turmeric
3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
3 T vegetable oil
2 (14 oz) cans coconut milk (do not use light coconut milk)
2 C water

Garnish:

2 T sliced green onion
1 T chopped fresh cilantro Read More