Posts Tagged ‘Asian’

“Have It Your Way” Stir Fry

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Stir Fry with Chicken, Shrimp, Filet & Veggies.

Stir Fry with Chicken, Shrimp, Filet & Veggies.

If you are looking for a healthy recipe that can be modified to your taste- stir fry is for you. It is hard to mess up a stir fry – overcooking the vegetables, sure… but changing the amounts of any one ingredient will not make that much of a difference.  In fact, it’s probably better if you tweak the ingredients to suit your taste

My mother sent me her stir fry “recipe” – more like a long paragraph with tips on how she makes her stir fry rather than an actual recipe.  She stresses the “use what you like” concept, along with some basic sound stir fry principles.  Prep everything ahead of time; use a heavy, large pan; don’t overcook the vegetables; pick a sauce you like.  Her “recipe” has no accurate measurements just approximations, so experiment.  If you like more garlic, add more. If you go crazy for Bok Choy, go for it.  You like mushrooms, go bananas…you get the picture. 

It is made different every time, and it is probably important to say that it comes out good every time.  Remember, don’t get hung up on the measurements – do what feels right and follow the basic principles and I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

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Asian dressing…also makes a great dip too

Friday, March 13th, 2009
Asian Dressing / Asian Dip

Asian Dressing / Asian Dip

Yes, this is our first post – and no, it is not about cake.  But yes, it is indeed really tasty – so why can’t the first post be about Asian dressing?

I made this Asian dip/dressing the other night, and served it on both salad and as a dip to go along with edamame .   The flavors were great, especially if you like garlic.  It is super easy to make and goes great on salads – would work as a marinade as well.

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