Category — Asian Recipes
I love broccoli soup, but I get tired of the same old cheese- and cream-laden preparations. I decided to do an Asian-inspired variation with coriander, ginger, lemongrass, and sesame oil – toasting the broccoli at the beginning, to add an extra layer of flavor.
November 7, 2011 5 Comments
Sloppy Joes + Korean BBQ – how could I possibly resist? Answer: I couldn’t. Result: perfection on a bun.
September 28, 2011 1 Comment
After a week of glorious sun and 80+ degree weather, a spate of drizzly, gray, and decidedly autumnal days are upon us. The upside of this dreary weather is that warm, rich, comforting dishes like these short ribs are welcome on the table once again.
I absolutely love flavorful, slow-cooked, melting-off-the-bone short ribs, and have tried several recipes (including the Thomas Keller version, which paled in comparison to these.) This recipe has been adapted, over five years or so, from a recipe that David Chang supplied to the New York Times several years ago, pre-Momofuku fame and fortune. To my mind, they are the best short ribs I have ever eaten.
September 25, 2011 11 Comments
As I’ve previously mentioned, one of my favorite things about Hawaii is the opportunity to eat raw fish three meals a day. Today was an unseasonally hot Sunday (for San Francisco, at least) so I knew I wanted a cool and refreshing dinner to end the weekend. The result was a salmon poke, with cubes of ripe avocado and raw wild salmon seasoned with lime, mint leaves, coriander. Because we’re in that brief green garlic season, I chopped some finely and added it to the mix–but if your summer nights fall past the springtime, feel free to substitute green onions.
May 1, 2011 10 Comments
I can never resist an unexplored food product I come across (tiny rice, anyone?), so when I spotted these black chickpeas last week, they were in my grocery cart before you could say “garbanzo.”
April 10, 2011 5 Comments
Have you ever heard of white soy sauce? I hadn’t, but when I saw this box at my local store I found myself shielding my eyes from the $18 price tag and bringing it home, eager for a soy sauce unboxing.
February 23, 2011 1 Comment
I’ve been really into forbidden rice lately, because it’s actually a whole grain, it’s an exciting color to bring to the table, and it tastes great. Plus, forbidden = fun!
November 15, 2010 2 Comments
I grew up with Sunset magazine, and it’s still one of the best food and travel magazines out there. I’ve tried several recipes over the years, and this one was a knockout. It was easy, delicious, well-spiced, and interesting. This one’s going in the permanent files!
I highly recommend you give it a try. I couldn’t find the recipe at Sunset.com, but I found it reproduced here. Enjoy!
November 5, 2010 1 Comment
I generally feel that the butternut squash is over-represented in the soup world. What’s up with all the butternut squash soup? And why is it all so boring and bland? Why don’t we do other things with butternut squash? And yet… this recipe from Running with Tweezers caught my eye. The coconut milk and ginger add a welcome twist, and the recipe has very few ingredients and is pretty simple to make. I made it for someone who can’t eat dairy products- it’s an excellent and elegant choice for the lactose-free folks in your life.
October 25, 2010 1 Comment
For about 4 years, I have been using a recipe adapted from David Chang’s recipe for short ribs that was printed in the New York Times. (This was in 2006, before David Chang and Momofuku were super famous–at that time I didn’t even know who he was.) It is one of my favorite recipes for a dinner party and everyone loves it, but I felt like I was in a bit of a rut. I needed something spectacular to christen my new and much improved kitchen, so I decided to go with a Thomas Keller recipe for short ribs.
October 14, 2010 9 Comments