This Asian Salad with spinach, edamame, salmon, scallions and toasted sesame seeds is one of the best I’ve made all summer. The star of the show is the soy and ginger dressing. I could drink it up! And in fact, did. The little puddle that settled on the bottom of the bowl. I couldn’t resist.
This is a cold noodle recipe with a spicy, Asian-inspired peanut butter sauce. It may sound wierd if you’ve never had anything like it before, but only takes a minute to get used to! If you’re anything like me you may find yourself not only loving them but being overcome with cravings that seemingly manifest out of thin air.
A Thai inspired soup recipe with shrimp and noodles, one of my recent favorites and new go-to soup! It’s fast, healthy and completely delicious! The creamy coconut broth is laden with flavor. It’s rich and sweet with little hints of spicy heat and citrus. All equally balanced so no one is overpowering. The broth is made by combining chicken broth with coconut milk and is… [Read more]
This is a Vietnamese recipe for fresh and vibrant Spring Rolls filled with cellophane noodles, shrimp, cabbage, green onion, cilantro, basil and mint. The filling is flavored with nuoc nam sauce and rice vinegar and the rolls are dipped into a spicy peanut sauce made with peanut butter, chile peppers, garlic, ginger and more nuoc nam sauce. Nuoc nam is a Vietnamese condiment and a… [Read more]
Pad Thai is one of my favorite go-to dishes when ordering Asian take-out. I taste tested this dish all over town and back again and there is only one place that makes it the way I like love it. It happens to be the place I first fell in love with Pad Thai. It didn’t matter that the ingredients were a total mystery to me…… [Read more]
I haven’t been feeling inspired in the kitchen lately. I’ve been kind of lost, just wandering around peeking in cupboards and behind boxes and jars. Kind of like Winnie-the-Pooh when he woke up and couldn’t find his hunny pot. I could blame it on the weather. I naturally gravitate toward heavier comfort food that isn’t always appealing during the summer. My garden was a great… [Read more]
The first time I ate cold sesame noodles was when I lived in Tucson. The gourmet sandwich shop where I worked made them extra spicy and kept them extra cold. They were perfect when it was 108 outside and just the thought of hot food made my stomach rumba. Never having made them myself I looked to Tyler for some help. I found what I… [Read more]
For Tyler Florence Fridays this week I made his Asian Chicken Salad. Seared chicken breast with a gorgeous Teriyaki glaze of ginger, honey, toasty sesame seeds, and soy sauce served on a bed of grilled romaine. The grilled romaine was my twist on the recipe. Tyler serves his on raw zucchini, I added cucumber slices instead. When I was glazing the chicken as it cooked… [Read more]