Category — Asian Recipes

{recipe} Fast and Easy Coconut Shrimp Curry

I have not written up a recipe in quite some time but this one is too good, too easy, and too fast not to share. It’s a very simple but delicious coconut shrimp curry that literally takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.

shrimp curry

I like to serve it with basmati rice and a simple oven-roasted cauliflower. So good. Hard to believe it is so quick to make – try it!

RECIPE: Fast and Easy Coconut Shrimp Curry
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March 23, 2016   1 Comment

{recipe} Kung Pao Chicken & Broccoli

For the past couple of years, I have noticed that this recipe has become a pretty regular weeknight go-to, especially when I’m pressed for time. It is quick to put together and cooks up in less than 10 minutes, and it’s just what I want from homemade Chinese comfort food: a little sweet, a little spicy, a little salty, with a rich brown sauce. Throw some rice on the stove or into the rice cooker, and you’re good to go.

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June 26, 2015   2 Comments

{recipe} Cha Ca: Hanoi-Style Catfish with Turmeric and Dill

My last post was all about eating and drinking in the North Vietnamese city of Hanoi. One of the dishes I mentioned was the famous Cha Ca – a catfish dish served in sizzling oil and flavored with turmeric and dill, an odd-sounding combination. It comes with lots of cooked scallions and fresh dill, and is accompanied by roasted peanuts, rice noodles, and fresh leaves of basil, lettuce, cilantro, and mint.

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June 14, 2014   2 Comments

{recipe} Potato, Radish, and Shallot Pancakes with Honey Soy Dipping Sauce

The other day one of my sisters foisted a big bag of radishes on me. “I love getting the CSA box delivered,” she said. “But what am I supposed to do with all these radishes?” Apparently, they send them every week. So she challenged me to create something delicious using radishes. Challenge: accepted, and in fact, totally rocked. These are terrific.

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February 14, 2014   No Comments

{recipe} Asian Crockpot Carnitas

While I love the idea of the crockpot, I have not had a lot of success with it. As one friend put it, you can make an OK dinner in the crockpot anytime, but it’s kind of a challenge to make a GREAT dinner in the crockpot. With the success of this recipe, however, that may all be changing for me.

Asian Crockpot Carnitas

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September 25, 2013   6 Comments

{recipe} Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

It’s 6:30, you have dinner guests are arriving in less than an hour, and all you have in the fridge are some boneless skinless chicken breasts and a head of lettuce. There are legos all over the living room floor and the toddler still needs to be changed, fed, and bathed. What do you do?

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June 13, 2013   2 Comments

{recipe} Peppery Chicken Teriyaki Tacos with Snap Pea Slaw

I am going through another one of those phases where I decide to count calories and eat healthier. They usually pass after a few months, but while in the thick of them I tend to come up with some pretty creative low-calorie recipes. Hence these teriyaki tacos (teriyacos?) with a crunchy snap pea and scallion slaw.


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May 13, 2013   6 Comments

{recipe} Roasted Sesame Edamame Pods

I like eating edamame as a snack or appetizer, but boiled is just so blah. Since nearly everything is better roasted, I decided to toss some of the whole frozen pods with a couple of flavorful ingredients and roast them in the oven. This yielded a terrific snack that went from freezer to table in about 20 minutes flat.

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April 22, 2013   No Comments

{recipe} Charred Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts with Sesame Miso Butter

Ever since I made the incredible miso butter roast chicken from Use Real Butter, I have been trying to find as many other things as possible to slather with miso butter. In this recipe, I combined asparagus and Brussels sprouts and cooked them with a bit of wine, which gives the dish a tart note that offsets the butter and miso.


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April 15, 2013   3 Comments

{how to} Spicy Soy Kale Chips

I have talked about why I like kale chips before, but now that I’ve started making them with an Asian twist, I like them even more.

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March 14, 2013   No Comments