I love to read recipes.. that's right, I read the ingredients, directions, and can usually tell what I think will work, how it will taste, and what changes I could make either to make it better or suit my tastes. That is until I stumbled across this recipe for Saucy Broccoli and Tofu Stir Fry (original recipe from Martin Yan's China). And that's because one of the ingredients was ketchup. But the blog author assured me that ketchup in Chinese food worked so I gave it a shot.I'm glad I did - this was a thick and flavorful sauce that coated the tofu and broccoli nicely, ensuring I got a nice taste of sauce with every bite.Ingredients2-3 tbsp oil for cooking 1 block firm tofu, pressed and cut into blocks2-3 cups broccoli, cut into florets3 cloves garlic, minced1/4 c ketchup1/4 c Chinese rice wine1/4 c chicken broth (I used vegetable broth, and about 1/2 c)2 tsp cornstarch1-2 tbsp chili garlic sauce (depends on how much heat you want)1/2 tbsp sugarSquirt of toasted sesame oil1 tsp soy sauce, more to tasteDirections
There is nothing easier than cooking on the grill. I guess I can say that because Jon does all of the grilling... But he's so good at it, so why would I interfere?Over the weekend we decided to grill chicken and wanted light and fresh flavors for the marinade. I took my inspiration from this recipe for Garlic-Lemon Chicken Kabobs on the blog Loves to Eat. Instead of just garlic and lemon, we decided to add dill, fresh from my container garden of herbs. What a perfect addition! Some sort of yogurt dipping sauce would have been perfect with them... next time!Ingredients3 trimmed chicken breasts3 cloves of garlic, put through the microplane 1/4 c light olive oilJuice from 1/2 lemonZest from 1/2 lemon3 sprigs of dill, roughly choppedA few turns of freshly ground black pepperPinch of kosher saltDirections
Note: Shrimp may be substituted with crab meat, lobster meat, oysters or scallops. Pork, chicken or beef also may be substituted. Cook meat 3 minutes before adding vegetables. Curry paste, fish sauce and lemon grass can be found at Oriental food stores.
Thai Green Curry Chicken, 'Gaeng Khiao Wan Gai'This is a simple and authentic Thai recipe that we enjoy preparing with chicken and just a bit of fresh seasonal greens (in this recipe we used green beans). Our basic recipe a delicious green curry with nice flavors that a Thai purist would enjoy. The dish is also made with Thai eggplant or Tiny eggplant.
Well the fine members of Sonoma Congregation Shir Shalom decided to bring in catered Chinese food for a pre-Christmas dinner and retained Golden Springs to cook the food, which included lemon chicken, broccoli beef, fried rice and much more. 2b1af7f3a8