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Category: Asian Cooking

Sichuan Pork in Garlic Sauce with Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts and Snap Peas

Sichuan Pork in Garlic Sauce with Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts and Snap Peas

The goal of our summer kitchen is speed.  Welcome to Stir Fry 101. Sichuan cooking is immediately associated with hot and spicy flavors. Not so here. This dish has a sweet, sour, and salty taste. But it’s not nearly as hot. That makes it a…

Martha Stewart’s Lemongrass Pork Burgers

Martha Stewart’s Lemongrass Pork Burgers

Here’s a Burger you can eat with or without a bun We’re always up for a great burger. So when we came across this recipe, we jumped.  It packs a terrific punch of flavor, in this case solidly planted in Southeast Asia. There’s lemongrass, ginger,…

“Mom’s Lemon Rice”. An Indian recipe from Bali.

“Mom’s Lemon Rice”. An Indian recipe from Bali.

Of all the beautiful places I’ve ever been to, Bali stands out. Today’s Lemon Rice recipe is as rich and flavorful as this magical island itself.  It combines the crunch of peanuts, the heat of two chillis, a hint of curry, a dash of onion,…

Thai Steak Salad with Fresh Herbs and Ginger Lime Dressing

Thai Steak Salad with Fresh Herbs and Ginger Lime Dressing

This salad looks like a picture of Spring.  It’s as tasty as it is beautiful to look at.  And healthy too!  It gives you half your daily servings of fruits and vegetables, the tomato being the fruit.  It’s also low in both calories and fat.…

Asian Barbecue-Style Meatballs

Asian Barbecue-Style Meatballs

Open up your Asian pantry and make great meatballs in 20 minutes flat. When I saw this recipe in the New York Times, I had misfired with meatballs all too recently. I’ll spare the ugly details, but that recipe used un-cooked rice in a meatball…

Asian Pork Buns with Bok-Choy Slaw

Asian Pork Buns with Bok-Choy Slaw

A perfect lunch or casual dinner dish features Asian flavors just right for the whole family. This is a wonderful flavor-filled casual meal for serving at lunch or dinner.  It brings Asian tastes to the table achieving the balance of sweet, sour, salty and umani…

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

The Astonishing Allure of Thai Cooking Combined with the Irresistibly-priced Costco Rotisserie Chicken I cannot seem to pass up Costco’s Rotisserie Chicken.  At $4.99, I marvel at how it’s actually priced lower than its raw counterpart a few yards away in the store.  But regardless…

An encounter with Wolfgang Puck and his recipe for Chinois Chicken Salad

An encounter with Wolfgang Puck and his recipe for Chinois Chicken Salad

A return to California with a recipe and reminiscence of one of the true greats of California Cuisine. I came out to California this week as a guest of Viking Cruises. They’re naming the newest of their Ocean Cruise Ships, Jupiter and they are introducing…

Pork San Choi Bow

Pork San Choi Bow

A Passion for Asian Flavors takes us to…Australia! Ever since I went to Vietnam two years ago, through Singapore and Hong Kong, I’ve been on the lookout for Asian recipes.  I love the combination of flavors, the ease of a stir-fry and the speed with…