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


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


Shrimp Po Boy

Shrimp Po Boy2 WM

Ingredients:

5 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered on the diagonal
1/2 cup butter
1 t dried parsley
2 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined, head and tails removed
1 T paprika
1 T garlic powder
2 t onion powder
1 t salt
1 t ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 t oregano
1 t thyme
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 t paprika
1 t garlic
1 t onion powder
Pinch of cayenne
6 French bread sandwich rolls, crispy outside, soft inside
Vegetable oil, enough to keep 1 inch deep in a pan for frying

Toppings: mayonnaise, Louisiana red pepper sauce, lettuce, tomato, dill pickles slices Read More


Garlicky Shrimp Saute

Ingredients:

24 large or extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail left on
1 t fresh lemon juice
2 T olive oil
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/2 t oregano
1 t dried garlic
1 t dried onion powder
2 T unsalted butter (or high heat oil of your choice, coconut oil would be delicious)
1 lemon, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves sliced, then crushed by whacking with a mallet or knife handle
1/2 cup good white wine (or substitute chicken, vegetable, or fish stock)
1 T parsley, chopped
Cracked red pepper flakes to taste
4 lemon wedges Read More