Posts from the ‘Asian Food’ Category

Asian Grilled Pork Loin! Easy and So Delicious!

A few weeks ago I made this pork Loin and I have to say that it was a very good decision!   I marinated it over night and then grilled it on my grill pan on the stove.  I served it with white rice and Fired Broccoli along with the marinade reduced into a delicious sauce.  I highly recommend this recipe as it is easy to prep the night before and only takes 15 minutes or so to grill and serve, and then you have a delicious and impressive meal ready to go in minutes!  The flavor of the pork is actually pretty sweet because of the Orange zest, but also has a good saltiness to it from the soy.  Feel free to adjust the flavors according to your own tastebuds…but the recipe below is what worked for us!  I hope you will try it and let me know what you think.

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Taiwanese Chicken Noodles

The fall season in Seattle has been GORGEOUS thus far with lots of Beautiful Fall colors and sunny fall days!  However, this week has been very cold and rainy making warm comforting meals sound really good every single night!  After a rainy drive home from church, we arrived home chilled and hungry!  Not wanting to wait an hour for lunch I needed to make something quick and warm to feed my Chris, my friend, and myself!  I knew just the thing…at least I thought I did.  I had actually never made this dish before…oh well!  I just went ahead with it and hoped for the best…and it turned out pretty good!

I first saw this recipe  for Taiwanese Pork Noodles at Steamy Kitchen and thought I simply had to try it!  I changed a couple things and added a few things to make it my own and the result was a quick (25 minutes from start to finish) and light recipe that was really yummy and great for any cold day when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen!  It is actually EVEN Better the next day warmed up as leftovers!
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Fired Broccoli…the Best Broccoli you will EVER eat!

Broccoli is hands down my FAVORITE vegetable.  I could eat it every day and often do!  In fact, this recipe is SO yummy that it enabled me to make an entire meal of just Broccoli, haha!  However, I can not recommend that to you with a clean conscience as Broccoli can do some “fun” things to your digestive system when you eat too much of it!  So even though this Fired Broccoli will make you want to eat the entire pan, it is best served as a side dish or alongside something else.
This recipe is highly adaptable.  You can infuse the broccoli with Asian flavors by drizzling with some rice vinegar and soy sauce and sprinkling with fresh ginger and garlic, or make it spicy by sprinkling with cayenne pepper and chili flakes along with onion or garlic.  Truly the flavor possibilities are endless.  This particular recipe is my favorite and is FANTASTIC served alongside of baked chicken or fish and mashed potatoes, or mixed into pasta at the last minute with a white wine sauce or Alfredo sauce.  I have also just eaten a giant bowl (yes I did eat the whole bag of broccoli) drizzled with peanut sauce and was a very happy lady!  You have to try this!  It is easy and tastes fresh and delicious and takes only 3 minutes to prepare and then cooking time!

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Chai spICE Cream!

I have just returned from my trip to Southeast Asia and it was an AMAZING trip!  While traveling I enjoyed amazing Thai, Malay and Indian food and “endured” a few fabulous $10 couples massages in Thailand with my hubby!  All in all it was a very relaxing and enlightening trip.  However, it was also one of the hottest and most humid trips I have ever been on and I found the one thing besides ice cold water that sounded good every single day of the trip was Ice Cream.  Of course Ice Cream sounds good to me most every day no matter what the climate!  In Particular, as relating to Asia, a scoop or two of Chai or Coconut Ice Cream after some spicy Asian food is not only refreshing but can be a nice pallet cleanser after a flavorful meal.

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Pad Thai that is easy and delicious!

This is the final installment of my Thai Recipes and the Grand Finale!  Pad Thai is one of my favorite foods and so it took me awhile to find one that satisfied the craving as much as my favorite Thai restaurant.  I looked up 10 or more recipes online, took the common denominators from all of those and then started experimenting until I found a mix that hit the spot!  Now, you might need to visit an Asian market to find all of these ingredients. If there is not an Asian market in your town, then you can also order them online.  With this post, I am going to take a little time explaining some of the ingredients so that you can be sure you have found the right ones.  Also, as with all recipes, experimenting on your own to find out what flavors you like and don’t like will be necessary as you make this dish your own!  This recipe will be a winner I PROMISE, and will be well received by your family and friends.  Keep in mind that Pad Thai is best made in small 1-2 serving batches so it does take awhile if you are feeding a lot of people.
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Pure Deliciousness or in other words…Ginger Garlic Pork Wontons!

So, I am back from a week in Mexico and ready to write the next installment of my Thai Dinner recipes!  This recipe happens to be my husband’s new favorite food, and he will not admit this, but he ate over 20 of them in one sitting!  I know that this is true as the package made 52 and I only ate 8…..and it doesn’t take a math genius to figure out the rest haha.  But anyway, this recipe can be made with chicken or pork and seasoned to your liking.  The Fresh ginger really makes a difference in these, but if you don’t have any, a little ginger powder would work.  They are great as an appetizer or I like eating them as an entree with fired broccoli as the side dish.  Basically, they are so yummy, that I would eat them anytime!  They are a very pretty dish that looks impressive, but is not too difficult to make.  They can also be made ahead of time and fried up right before you are ready to serve them.  I am thinking of making these as a dessert and stuffing them with bananas and nutella before frying, but that might be too deadly of a combination of goodness!  HAPPY WONTONING!!!

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Coconut Curry Chicken Satay

So this last weekend, I threw a party for my parents to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary!  It was a wonderful night filled with love, laughter and LOTS of food!  My mom loves Thai food and so we did a Thai themed dinner party for them!  I am going to do a little series of posts including all of the Thai recipes I cooked that night.  I will start with one of the appetizers as they usually come before the Entree!  I made a Coconut Curry Chicken Satay which is delicious on its own, but even better with Peanut Sauce!  This recipe however, is just for the Satay and Coconut Curry Marinade!  I hope you enjoy this…it is oh so yummy!
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