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15 Minute Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

By admin / June 6, 2017

This is a nice recipe for curry lovers.  This soup recipe is quick and easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or as an entree. Give this super flavorful recipe a try.  15-minutes and you will have a Coconut Curry Noodle Soup that rivals your favorite Thai restaurant. Click next to get […]

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Honey Sesame Salad Dressing

By admin / May 30, 2017

Asian Honey-Sesame Salad Dressing is perfect for salads and it is also a great drizzling sauce for grilled chicken, shrimp, pork or steak. Try brushing it on salmon filets and then pan-seared them. Drizzled the filets with a bit more dressing just before serving for a delicious dinner entree. Click next below to see this versatile Asian Honey-Sesame Salad […]

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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By admin / May 1, 2017

Looking for a light and healthy, flavorful appetizer or spring dinner? This recipe will do it. These delightful Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps bring together fresh and spicy flavors with a delightful texture. Make sure that the iceberg lettuce you use is chilled and very fresh. It will make the difference between good and great Thai […]

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Asian Pork Tenderloin

By admin / July 22, 2016

I make all kinds of Asian dishes. Most often my recipes are for a stir-fry. Once in a while I am in the mood for a more traditional meal but I really have a hankering for Asian flavors. This recipe for Asian Pork Tenderloin is perfect for those times. It satisfies my Asian craving because of […]

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Spicy Garlic Fried Chicken

By admin / June 28, 2016

Kkanpunggi is a spicy Korean Chinese garlic fried chicken stir-fried with vegetables and a sweet, sour, spicy sauce. It originates in China but was modified to suit Korean tastes, with Korean ingredients. If you haven’t ever eaten Korean fried chicken, you are in for a treat! via Maangchi

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Butternut Squash Tom Yum Soup

By admin / April 27, 2016

I made this Butternut Squash Tom Yum soup this evening for dinner. This soup combines two of my favorite soups – butternut squash soup and tom yum soup. The combination is a very nice mix of sweet butternut squash and salty/spicy tom yum flavors. If you don’t own an immersion blender, you should consider getting […]

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Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs

By admin / April 25, 2016

Fresh, distinct flavors are what this Lemon Ginger Chicken Thigh recipe is all about. The lemon peel and fresh ginger deliver flavor that really makes this recipe sing. It is light and delicious. Serve with rice or a green salad for a healthy warm-weather meal. Ingredients 1 lemon 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Chopped Asian Chicken Salad w/ Ginger-Marmalade Dressing

By admin / April 12, 2016

Chopped Asian Chicken Salad with Ginger-Marmalade Dressing doesn’t really sound any different from other Chopped Asian Chicken Salad recipes, but it tasted different. This recipe is not only super tasty, it is fun to eat because of all the textures and it is healthy! Ingredients For the Ginger Marmalade Dressing: 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar  3 Tbsp […]

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Spicy Cucumbers and Peanuts

By admin / March 30, 2016

Ingredients 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar Pinch of sea salt Pinch of freshly ground pepper 1 cucumber, cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced 1 jalapeño chili, thinly sliced Leaves from 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro 2 Tbs. roasted peanuts Directions Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper […]

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Spicy Thai Chicken salad – Lahb Gai

By admin / February 25, 2016

Lahb Gai is a popular Thai salad dish that originates from the eastern part of Thailand. This particular dish can be eaten alone or with rice or salad greens, cilantro and green beans (offering crunchy texture). The spice level of this dish should be altered based on your personal taste. I like it spicy, but you […]

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Classic Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

By admin / January 26, 2016

I finally found a recipe for Classic Thai Peanut Dressing that tastes like I get when out in my favorite Thai restaurant. I’ve been looking for this recipe for a long time and am happy to share it. This dressing is great with as a simple salad as simple made up of iceberg, red onion, […]

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Chicken in Red Curry Peanut Sauce

By admin / January 19, 2016

Here is another recipe for Thai lovers. The chicken can be replaced by shrimp, beef or pork. Other vegetables such as sugar snap peas, carrots, etc. may be added as desired. Ingredients 1 can Coconut milk 1/2 green pepper,sliced 1/2 red pepper, sliced 1 sweet onion, cut into bite sized pieces 2 tablespoons red curry […]

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Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl

By admin / January 10, 2016

This recipe for Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl is a copycat recipe for Panera Bread’s Thai Shrimp Noodle Bowl. I love the simplicity of this recipe. It is easy to make and does not require a huge time commitment. The combination of these simple ingredients make a delicious meal or first course option. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds medium […]

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Brian’s Asian Meatballs

By admin / December 17, 2015

This is another recipe my son, Brian, found which I had to share. He and I made this last night and it was delicious. I used turkey but you can use any ground meat depending upon the texture and taste you prefer. We served this as a meal and so I made Jasmine rice and […]

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Ginger Meatball Soup

By admin / September 10, 2015

  Light, fresh, and delicious, this ginger meatball soup is the perfect light lunch or start to your dinner. Add snow peas, carrots, and water chestnuts to make a heartier soup, or add rice instead of egg noodles. Ingredients 1 pound ground pork 2 scallions, finely chopped 1 piece of ginger (about 1 inch), peeled and finely […]

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Sesame Ginger Chicken

By admin / April 20, 2015

I love ginger! This Sesame Ginger Chicken is about THE easiest Asian meal I’ve ever prepared! Drop everything into your slow cooker or crock pot, walk away and come back to dinner!  Serve over rice or noodles and enjoy. Ingredients 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs 1/4 cup low […]

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Kim Chee Fried Rice

By admin / April 19, 2015

Ingredients 1 cup chopped kim chee 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp hot pepper paste (gochujang) 1 sweet onion, sliced 2 cups cooked rice, cold left over rice is best 1 tsp soy sauce 2 green onions sliced sesame oil for drizzling toasted sesame seeds for garnish Directions Heat your pan to medium high heat, […]

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Crunchy Thai Salad

By admin / April 15, 2015

I made this crunchy Thai salad on Saturday night and served it along side of Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts. I added some peanuts and bean sprouts to offer even more crunch.  You can add whatever ingredients you love.  Sugar snap peas would have made a nice addition, but I could not find them. The […]

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Asian Nachos

By admin / April 10, 2015

Here is a recipe with a twist!  We all love to go out for or take out Chinese, Thai, Japanese food.  Often we bring home the leftovers. The great thing about these Asian Nachos is that you can use any leftover Asian food to top these delicious nachos. Ingredients 4-5 cups tortilla chips 1 cup […]

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Beef and Spinach LoMein

By admin / February 9, 2015

Here is a great recipe for Beef and Spinach Lo Mein that can be made quickly with just a few ingredients that most of us have on hand (if we love Asian food). This recipe is easy to alter so that you can include your favorite meat, shellfish, and/or vegetables.  Beef and Spinach Lo Mein […]

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Asian Cabbage Rolls

By admin / October 16, 2014

Stuffed cabbage is a great meal for a cool night.  I grew up eating Polish stuffed cabbage and I love it, but below is a recipe for Asian Stuffed Cabbage or Asian Cabbage Rolls. If you love Asian cuisine, this is going to be a great recipe for you to try. These Asian Cabbage Rolls […]

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Pad See Ew

By admin / October 10, 2014

Pad See Ew is soy sauce fried noodles, a rather mild Thai noodle dish.  Not all Thai food is spicy! So if you don’t like your food super spicy, or just aren’t in the mood for spicy, this dish is a perfect, easy meal. If you do prefer spicy, feel free to add your own […]

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Asian Lemon Chicken

By admin / September 17, 2014

Asian Lemon Chicken is a bit of a twist on regular Asian cuisine.  This chicken is tenderized by the buttermilk and given a light, fresh taste with the lemon glaze. Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 1/2 […]

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Spicy Sweet Asian Meatballs

By admin / August 27, 2014

You’ve got to try these Spicy Sweet Asian Meatballs!Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks or serve as an entree with bok choy or other Asian vegetables and rice, this recipe is bound to be a keeper.           Ingredients 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 tsp […]

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Thai Pork Noodle Bowl

By admin / August 5, 2014

I love Thai cuisine – it never disappoints! I found this recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine and couldn’t wait to try it. What is not to like? This recipe for Thai Pork Noodle Bowl is a great family meal. Add a bit of spice if you want to kick up the spice […]

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Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders

By admin / March 26, 2014

Ingredients 1 cup vegetable oil 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded and cut into strips Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup buttermilk FOR THE LEMON GLAZE 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed Juice of […]

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Asian Sauces

By admin / January 20, 2014

Asian Plum Sauce 6 cups pitted chopped red plums 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup sugar 1 cup vinegar 1 small onions ( 1/2 cup minced) 1 teaspoon crushed dried chili pepper flakes 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce or 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon Thai […]

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Sesame Shrimp Toast

By admin / December 3, 2013

Sesame Shrimp Toast is a classic Chinese restaurant appetizer that we’ve been ordering when we are eating out for years. I never considered how it was made and I certainly never considered making it. But, now I have. Here is a great recipe for sesame shrimp toast if you are one of those who loves […]

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Drunken Noodles

By admin / September 30, 2013

  Drunken Noodles or Pad Kee Mao is a wonderful Thai noodle dish.  It can be made with Pad Thai noodles or broad, flat rice noodles.  To create a vegetarian version of this recipe, replace chicken stock with vegetable stock.  I like to add shrimp, but you can use any meat or poultry you like. […]

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Thai Cabbage Slaw

By admin / September 7, 2013

  Thai Cabbage Slaw is a light and refreshing salad.  If you want to spice it up, add a 1/2 cup of shredded ginger and some red pepper flakes (to taste). Ingredients 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon […]

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Peanut Noodles with Chicken

By admin / September 3, 2013

These Peanut Noodles with Chicken are a great option if you are looking for high impact flavor while eating healthy.  You can make this recipe with or without chicken. Ingredients 8 ounces fettuccine 2 cups cooked, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts) 2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 2 […]

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Brown Rice Salad with Bok Choy

By admin / June 18, 2013

This Brown Rice salad with Bok Choy and Orange Sesame Dressing is a very versatile salad that can be made with or without chicken.  It is full of healthy ingredients and packed with flavor.  This is a fun salad to bring to a party because it is easy to make and can be done ahead […]

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Asian Sloppy Joes

By admin / June 17, 2013

Asian Sloppy Joes are a nice twist on the traditional Sloppy Joe dinner.  If you love Asian food but don’t want to eat stir fry tonight, give these Asian Sloppy Joes a try. Serve on potato rolls, in crisp iceberg lettuce leaves, or wrapped in a flour tortilla or Asian wrap. Ingredients Sauce: One 15-ounce […]

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Thai Basil Shrimp

By admin / April 29, 2013

Thai Basil Shrimp – fresh, flavorful, healthy, and delicious!! Ingredients STIR-FRY SAUCE: 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. Fish Sauce 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce 2 Tbsp. lime juice 2 Tbsp. Golden Mountain Sauce (to make your own Golden Mountain Sauce, mix 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, with 2 Tbsp. vegetable or chicken stock, plus 1/4 tsp. sugar.) […]

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Ginger Peanut Chicken Wraps

By admin / January 28, 2013

Ginger Peanut Chicken Wraps.  This recipe can be altered to include ingredients that you favor.  I often add sugar snap peas, chopped water chestnuts, and bean sprouts.  No matter what you put in these wraps, you’ll love them! Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 6 (4-ounce) boneless chicken breasts 1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber 3/4 […]

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Ginger Chicken, Gai Pad Khing

By admin / October 22, 2012

Ginger Chicken or Gai Pad Khing is a simple Thai dish packed with flavor. Ginger Chicken or Gai Pad Khing include ingredients which impart a flavor that will have you looking for more Thai recipes. As with most stir-fried recipes, you can add or eliminate ingredients based on your personal taste.  The flavoring agents, however (dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Golden […]

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Slow Cooker Pork with Noodles Soup

By admin / September 4, 2012

A day or two of cool weather and soup sounds good!  Slow cooker pork with noodles hits the spot.  This recipe is great for those who want to set it up and walk away.  This is a nice hearty soup packed with flavor.  I serve this slow cooker pork with noodles soup as a main […]

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Sticky Chicken

By admin / August 29, 2012

This recipe for Sticky Chicken is very versatile.  You can use chicken legs and thighs, breasts, or wings depending upon how you want to serve this.  I use chicken legs and thighs and sometimes breasts when I am serving this as a main course.  But wings make the perfect appetizer!  These delicious sticky chicken wings […]

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Dry-Fried Green Beans Recipe

By admin / June 2, 2012

These dry fried green beans are delicious and can be made with or without meat. Inexpensive, quick, and easy to make! Ingredients 12 oz green beans, trimmed 4 oz ground pork 1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil 1/2 tps salt 3/4 tbsp minced ginger 1/2 tbsp garlic 1/4 tsp sugar 2 tbsp soy sauce 4-5 dried […]

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Thai Tomato and Avocado Salad

By admin / June 1, 2012

Here is a recipe for a fresh and delicious summer salad with a Thai twist.  You can make this Thai Tomato and Avocado Salad with or without spice.  I like mine spicy, but simply alter the amount of chiles to make it to taste. Ingredients 4 heirloom tomatoes, diced 1/2 of a cucumber, diced 1 […]

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Mango Cucumber Salad

By admin / June 1, 2012

Ingredients 1 medium mango 1 medium cucumber 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 Tbsp white sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes Directions Wash the cucumber well to remove wax or other residues. Peel in strips from end to end leaving some of the skin for a decorative look. Slice the cucumber. Cut the mango into […]

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Carrot-Ginger Dressing

By admin / May 14, 2012

Ingredients 4 medium carrots, roughly chopped 1-inch knob of fresh ginger, roughly chopped 1 shallot, sliced 1 clove garlic 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 tbsp. peanut butter 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. chopped peanuts 1/4 cup vegetable oil Directions Place all ingredients except vegetable oil in a […]

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Nam Sod – Thai Spicy Pork Salad

By admin / April 16, 2012

Nam Sod is one of my favorite Thai salads.  The combination of tastes and textures is unbelievable.  If you don’t wish to use pork, feel free to substitute ground turkey or ground chicken.  Fresh ingredients are key to this recipe’s success.         Ingredients: 1 cup FRESH lime juice. (2-3 limes make a […]

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Sesame Shiitake Bok Choy Salad

By admin / March 20, 2012

Bok Choy is healthy and delicious.  This recipe for Sesame Shiitake Bok Choy Salad can be served as a vegetarian entree, a side dish, or even as a warm salad.  Low in calories and fat, high in flavor, this recipe is bound to please. Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 2-pound head […]

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Fried Rice

By admin / February 9, 2012

This recipe was created on one of those “nothing sounds good for dinner” nights. Other than the fact that this is a really tasty meal, the thing I love about his Fried Rice recipe is that all the ingredients with the exception of the mushrooms and the cilantro, are always available in my refrigerator/pantry. My […]

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Ginger Scallion Noodles

By admin / February 2, 2012

This recipe for ginger scallion noodles is an inexpensive, healthy, meal that can be made quickly and easily.  I like to add a bit of spice to this dish, but it is delicious without spice as well. Ingredients 2 1/2  cups thinly sliced scallions ( greens and whites, about 2 large bunches) 1/2 cup finely […]

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Orange Ginger Chicken

By admin / January 30, 2012

This recipe for Orange Ginger Chicken is great because it calls for ingredients that you most likely have on hand.  If you don’t have fresh ginger, use dry ginger. Orange Ginger chicken is a favorite here and I love that it is quick to set up and then the crock pot does all the work. […]

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Sesame Orange Chicken

By admin / January 18, 2012

Ingredients 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch cubes) 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg (beaten) 1/2 cup water (or as much as needed to make batter smooth) 3 tablespoons cornstarch salt (to taste) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Sauce 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup honey 2 teaspoons sugar […]

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Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps

By admin / November 29, 2011

This is a great appetizer to serve at your next get-together.  This recipe for Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps is very versatile.  Use beef, pork, chicken, or shrimp and spice it just how you like it.  I like a pretty heavy hit of spice, but you don’t need to make this as a spicy dish. I like […]

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Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

By admin / November 18, 2011

This is a delicious salad because of the combination of ingredients.  As with all recipes, you can alter the ingredients to your taste.  I made this recipe for dinner last night and was absolutely wowed by it.  It is definitely a keeper!! This dressing is delicious and would be great served with fish, on a […]

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Thai Coconut Squash Soup

By admin / November 17, 2011

I am always looking for new recipes – especially healthy ones. Here’s a recipe for Thai Coconut Squash Soup. Healthy, flavorful, creamy, delicious! Ingredients 1 large butternut squash 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots, peeled and diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, peeled […]

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Panera Bread Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

By admin / November 4, 2011

I love the taste of Asian food and I’m always in search of new recipes that include those flavors.  One of my favorite salads is Panera Bread’s Asian Sesame Chicken Salad.  It probably is not the most healthy salad choice, but it is super delicious!  Here is a copycat recipe of Panera Bread Asian Sesame Chicken […]

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Baked Teriyaki Chicken

By admin / October 26, 2011

I am always looking for new ways to prepare chicken and I love the flavors of Asian food.  This recipe for Baked Teriyaki Chicken fits the bill.  The sweet/tangy flavors pack a very nice punch.  I like to make this recipe with chicken thighs – with the bone in, but you certainly can make it […]

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Thai Cashew Chicken

By admin / October 24, 2011

Thai cuisine is one of my favorites.  I could go out for Thai every week and not get tired of it.  I cook some sort of Asian dish one to two times a week at home because everyone likes it.  Sometimes it is hard to find dishes that please everyone.  This is one of those […]

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Thai Green Curry

By admin / September 14, 2011

Thai Curry dishes can be delicious.  I recently made my first Thai Curry dish after visiting and purchasing fresh spices from a local spice shop.  I enjoyed this recipe.  It was definitely a change of pace meal. Ingredients 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken or pork, cut into cubes 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric 1 knob of minced fresh […]

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Asian Cole Slaw

By admin / August 8, 2011

Here is a great recipe for an Asian cole slaw salad.  This Asian cole slaw tastes great  and is a wonderful side dish or appetizer for those times when you are serving a stir fry or some other Asian dish.  I’ve brought this as a covered dish to picnics and it is always well received. […]

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Asian BBQ Wings

By admin / July 19, 2011

This recipe for Asian BBQ Wings is a nice twist on the traditional hot wings recipe. I love Asian food and the citrus-like flavor of ginger.  You can add more or less ginger, black pepper, and/or sriracha sauce to change the spice level.  These are finger licking good!! Ingredients 1 package chicken wings (24) 1 […]

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Sesame Pasta Salad

By admin / July 8, 2011

This recipe for Sesame Pasta Salad is a must try if you like sesame noodles.  The addition of chicken makes this a heartier pasta salad and one fit to be served as a main entree.  I have made this pasta salad with and without chicken and served it hot, room temperature and chilled.  It is […]

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Ginger Beef

By admin / July 7, 2011

Ginger Beef is one of my favorite Chinese dishes.  I just love ginger but often find that it is used very sparingly.  Some people find ginger spicy or hot.  I don’t.  If think ginger has a delightfully fresh – almost citrus-like flavor.  I finally found a recipe that doesn’t skimp on the ginger. This recipe […]

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Chinese Green Beans

By admin / July 7, 2011

Chinese Green Beans, sometimes referred to dry fried green beans or stir fried green beans on a Chinese menu, are a flavorful, light, meatless entree choice.  Fresh produce is now abundant and inexpensive.  These Chinese Green Beans make a wonderful inexpensive summer meal. Every once in a while it is nice to serve a meatless […]

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Chow Mein

By admin / July 6, 2011

When we were kids, Chow Mein was what you ordered when you went out for Chinese food.  Here in NJ, however, Chow Mein is not a noodle dish.  It took me years to discover that the Chow Mein I knew was not really the Chow Mein the Chinese know.  I was in California on business and […]

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Vegetable Lo Mein

By admin / July 6, 2011

I love all types of Asian cuisine.  Vegetable Lo Mein is a classic at any Chinese restaurant.  It is always delicious and is one of the meals that is a real value.  It’s kind of hard not to like Lo Mein. The basic recipe is below, but as with lots of recipes, you can alter […]

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Mee Goreng (Spicy Malaysian Noodles)

By admin / April 4, 2011

Ingredients 2 cups fresh Chinese egg noodles 2 Tbsp chili sauce (Sriracha), or more to taste 1 tsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt 3 Tbsp oyster sauce 3 Tbsp ketchup 2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil 2 eggs 1 tsp minced garlic 1 cup mung bean sprouts, rinsed 1/2 cup shredded […]

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Kung Pao Chicken

By admin / April 4, 2011

Ingredients 2 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed 4 Whole Thai peppers, minced 1/4 cup Peanuts, roasted 1 teaspoon Fresh ginger, minced 1/2 Green pepper, cubed 1/2 Red pepper, cubed 1/4  cup Water chestnuts, sliced 1/4  cup Mushrooms, sliced 2 Scallions, chopped Peanut oil Seasoning 4 tablespoons Soy sauce 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or Sherry […]

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Hoisin Beef Ribs

By admin / March 9, 2011

Hoisin Beef Ribs is a very flavorful ethnic recipe – a Korean specialty.  It is usually served with rice and stir fried vegetables.  Grilling weather is upon us and Hoisin Beef Ribs are great to serve when having a get-together. Ingredients 3 pounds of beef ribs 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce 3 tablespoons green onion, chopped […]

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Asian Vegetable Soup

By admin / March 7, 2011

Ingredients 3 cups water 1 (14.5-ounce) can vegetable broth 1 (12-ounce) package extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice 2 tablespoons miso paste 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 cups chopped broccoli florets 1 cup snow peas, trimmed 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 2 packages […]

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Zesty Thai Salad Dressing

By admin / March 6, 2011

This Zesty Thai Salad Dressing is a low-fat Thai salad dressing.  It is great for anyone who is on a diet, trying to eat healthy foods, or watching fat grams. Zesty Thai Salad Dressing is perfect poured over  fresh spinach, watercress, bean sprouts, cucumbers, napa cabbage or any fresh vegetables. To make a heartier meal, […]

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Thai Peanut Soup

By admin / March 6, 2011

Ingredients 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/3 cup finely chopped celery 2 tablespoon finely chopped red sweet pepper 1 tablespoon margarine or butter 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon very finely chopped lemongrass (white portion only) or 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth (about 1 […]

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Thai Peanut Dressing

By admin / March 6, 2011

This recipe Thai Peanut Dressing is amazing!  I made it to serve as a salad dressing and it made an ordinary salad, extraordinary!! I have since made Thai Peanut Dressing and served it over hot linguini  garnished with bean sprouts, cucumbers, and green onions – thus taking this Thai Peanut Dressing and turning it into […]

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Thai Mango Salad

By admin / March 6, 2011

We are coming into mango season.  Mangos are in the markets now and are very inexpensive.  This Thai Mango Salad recipe is an incredibly flavorful – awaken your taste buds – salad.  In addition, it’s very healthy, plus low in both calories and fat. You can serve it as a side dish or add some […]

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Thai Fried Rice

By admin / March 6, 2011

Thai Fried Rice is a meal I make about once a week for the family.  Everyone likes it and it is very inexpensive to make.  I use ingredients I have in the refrigerator often experimenting with new and different inclusions.  Sometimes I add celery and/or broccoli, other times I leave the meat out.  Somehow no […]

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Szechuan Chicken Wings

By admin / March 6, 2011

Szechuan Chicken Wings fall into the fun food category.  Actually all chicken wing recipes fall into that fun food, bar food, appetizer category.  Szechuan Chicken Wings may not be the healthiest food choice, but it is a wonderfully flavorful and satisfying menu option – once in a while – in my house. Szechuan Chicken Wings […]

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Sweet & Sour Chicken Stir Fry

By admin / March 6, 2011

I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes to serve when I have guests.  Often when I am entertaining I am trying to satisfy a number of dietary needs.  I will be serving salmon on Friday for my son’s birthday, but I have a number of people attending his party who don’t eat fish so […]

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Sweet & Sour Cabbage Stir Fry

By admin / March 6, 2011

Sweet & Sour stir fry is one of my favorite stir fry flavors.  I make it with chicken sometimes, but sometimes I like to keep it vegetarian and use cabbage as the main ingredient.  Since we are on this week-long fruit and vegetable “diet,” tonight I will be making a sweet and sour cabbage stir […]

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Sweet & Sour Bok Choy

By admin / March 6, 2011

This recipe for sweet and sour bok choy is great served as a side or even as an appetizer.  The combination of sweet, sour, and spicy comes across beautifully in this recipe.  Bok choy has very few calories, offers a wonderful texture, and is full of flavor. If you are looking for a low calorie, […]

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Sesame Chicken

By admin / March 6, 2011

This is a favorite at our regular Chinese restaurant. We order this almost every time we go out for Chinese food. With that in mind, I decided to learn to make it at home so that when we go out, we try new things. This recipe for Sesame Chicken is great and hits the nail […]

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Peanut Ramen Noodle Salad

By admin / March 6, 2011

I love ramen and am always surprised by how many uses there are for ramen noodles. I love this recipe for Peanut Ramen Noodle Salad. The peanut butter gives it such a wonderful flavor and the salad offers such a variety of textures that it is actually fun to eat! INGREDIENTS 2 packages (3 oz […]

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Pad Thai

By admin / March 6, 2011

  Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package dried flat rice noodles 1/4 cup fish sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 tablespoon white sugar 2 – 3 tablespoons oyster sauce 3 – 4 tablespoons Asian chile pepper sauce (Sambal sauce) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 8 ounces medium shrimp – peeled and deveined […]

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Pad kee Mao – Drunken Noodles

By admin / March 6, 2011

Pad kee Mao or Drunken Noodles is one of my favorite Thai meals.  I’ll admit I needed to acquire a taste for Pad Kee Mao because of the predominant Thai basil flavor.  When I first began making this recipe I used less basil but I soon began to appreciate how the basil in this recipe […]

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P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By admin / March 6, 2011

P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps – YUM! The trickiest part of this recipe is removing the lettuce leaves so that they are perfect for “wrapping” your wrap! It is worth the work! Ingredients 8 shiitake mushrooms 1 tsp cornstarch 2 tsp dry sherry 2 tsp water salt and pepper 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken […]

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Nappa Cabbage Salad

By admin / March 6, 2011

Ingredients 1 whole nappa cabbage, washed, trimmed, and sliced thinly on the diagonal 1 cup sugar snap peas – cut bite-sized 1 carrot, grated 1/4-1/3 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds Dressing: 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. […]

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Nam Sad

By admin / March 6, 2011

I love Nam Sad and order it as an appetizer or a salad nearly every time I go out for Thai food.  The citrus-like flavor of slivered ginger along with the flavor of fresh squeezed lime juice and the fresh chopped cilantro makes this dish absolutely delightful.   This recipe for Nam Sad calls for ground […]

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Ginger Dressing

By admin / March 6, 2011

This ginger dressing is quick and easy to make and can be made ahead and kept in an air-tight container.  Serve over a simple field green salad. The fresh ingredients – ginger , carrots, celery, onion, and lemon – makes this ginger dressing burst with flavor. Ginger dressing is often served over iceberg lettuce in […]

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Beef with Broccoli

By admin / March 6, 2011

Stir fried beef and broccoli is one of my boys favorites.  We often order this dish when we are eating out, but I also like to make it at home for the family. There are lots of recipes for beef and broccoli, but this one is easy to make and is very flavorful.  My son […]

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Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

By admin / March 2, 2011

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad is a popular salad served at many restaurants today.  Each restaurant has their own version of this popular salad.  Asian Sesame Chicken Salad is all about the salad dressing.  It will make or break your recipe.  It must be flavorful and deliver the “Asian Sesame” to your recipe. I’ve kept the […]

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