Crispy Pork with Baby Bok Choy

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chicken stock
2 T soy sauce
1 T Mirin rice wine
1 T oyster sauce
1 T dark sesame oil
1 t hot chili oil, optional
2 T coconut palm sugar
4 scallions, white and light green part sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 t ginger, minced
2 T peanut oil
1 lb lean ground pork
1 lb baby bok choy, sliced lengthwise into 2 inch widths
4 oz snow peas, sliced on the diagonal
1 (8 oz) can water chestnuts, sliced

Garnish: crushed red pepper flakes and 2 scallions, chopped 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


Wokking Made Easy

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While you can stir-fry in a large tall sided skillet, a wok is a good investment for creating kitchen magic. The veggies spread out and have greater contact with the heating surface in a wok. This helps you to stir up crispy veggies instead of letting them sit in a soggy mess.

You don’t need an expensive wok. I suggest getting one in your local Asian food store. I have seen them on sale there for $10. You might as well pick up an interesting veggie or two while you are there. Read More


The Moo Shu of Peace

Ingredients:

1/2 cup vegetable stock, low sodium
2 T plus 1 t soy sauce, low sodium (divided use)
2 T plus 1 t sesame oil (divided use)
1 T rice wine vinegar
1 T cornstarch
1 t honey
3 eggs
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 T fresh ginger, grated or finely minced (from a jar is fine)
1 1/2 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced into strips
1 T garlic, minced (from a jar is fine)
4 cups cabbage, thinly sliced, (about half a large head of cabbage)
2 cups snow peas, cut on the diagonal
2 cups carrots, shredded (a small bag of pre-shredded carrots is fine)
2-3 green onions, sliced
2 T neutral high heat wok oil (divided use)
1 jar Hoisin sauce
20 lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry
20 thin whole wheat flour tortillas or moo shu wrappers
Sriracha Sauce or Asian Chili Garlic Sauce

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Crispy Pork and Eggplant Stir-Fry

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Serves 4

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 T soy sauce
1 1/2 T aged balsamic vinegar
1 T dark sesame oil
1 t hot chili oil
2 T dark brown sugar
4 scallions, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 t ginger, minced
2 T peanut oil
1 lb lean ground pork
1 lb Chinese Eggplants, 1-2 eggplants
1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice
Garnish: crushed red pepper flakes and 2 scallions, chopped Read More


Stir-Fry Flank Steak with Shiitake Mushrooms and Snow Peas

Ingredients:

Meat:

1 lb flank steak, sliced with the grain into lengths and then crosswise into bite sized strips

Meat Marinade:

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 T ginger
1 T low sodium soy sauce
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 t cornstarch
1 t sesame oil
1 t vegetable or peanut oil

Vegetables:

1 T garlic, minced
6 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced in half if large
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup carrot matchsticks
2 cups snow peas, sliced on diagonal
3 scallions, sliced

Stir Fry Sauce:

1 1/2 T chili garlic sauce
3 T Hoisin sauce
2 T rice wine vinegar

1-2 T grapeseed oil for wokking – or other high heat stir-fry oil Read More


Moo Goo Gai Pan

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless
2 T soy sauce, low sodium
2 T sherry
2 t cornstarch
3 T peanut oil, divided use
2 t garlic, chopped
1 t ginger, chopped from fresh
1 pound cremini mushrooms, thickly sliced
6 oz snow peas, sliced on the diagonal
2 baby bok choy clusters, sliced into two inch lengths
8 oz bamboo shoots, sliced
8 oz water chestnuts, sliced
3 green onions, white and light green part only, sliced
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 T sherry
1 T plus 1 t soy sauce, low sodium
2 T oyster sauce
2 t sugar
2 t cornstarch Read More