February 5, 2016
Makes 2 to 4 servings, plus extra dressing 2 large portobello mushrooms 2 tablespoons toasted sesame or grapeseed oil 1 tablespoon tamari or low-sodium soy sauce Sea salt and fresh ground pepper For the Tahini Citrus Miso Dressing: 1/2 cup tahini 2 tablespoons white or yellow miso 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons sriracha or hot sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar ...
January 16, 2015
CHICKEN LAAB WITH MINT AND THAI BASIL IN LETTUCE CUPS This recipe takes just 23 minutes to prepare and cook. Juice of 2 large limes 1 pound ground organic free-range chicken or turkey (half white and dark meat) 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 2 shallots, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup paleo-friendly fish sauce 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 2 tablespoons Thai basil, chopped 2 tablespoons mint, chopped 2 scallions, chopped 2 limes, quartered, for serving 1 head iceberg lettuce, washed and dried, leaves separated and kept whole In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice and ground meat and mix well.
June 27, 2013 |
With today's meat-on-the-side, vegetables-in-the-middle sensibility, it's time for an update on the steak dinner. Slice that steak thin and mix it with vegetables for a beautiful main-course salad. Teriyaki Steak, Snow Pea and Shiitake Salad For the steak: 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 pound flank steak, 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick For the salad: Kosher salt 6 ounces snow pea pods 3 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced into 1/4-inch strips 1/2 medium sweet onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
March 7, 2013 |
My favorite way to prepare clams is to steam them. In this recipe, I added broccoli rabe, which absorbs some of the clam liquor as it cooks. Asian Steamed Clams or Mussels With Broccoli Rabe Makes 4 servings 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (white and green parts) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Chinese chili sauce (or hot sauce) 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 3 dozen littleneck clams or 2 pounds mussels, scrubbed well 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 3 cups blanched and coarsely chopped broccoli rabe 8 thick slices country-style bread, toasted 1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium high.
March 1, 2013 |
The broth of this clean-tasting, light dinner soup is brightened by an infusion of fresh ginger and dashes of fish sauce and sesame oil. Poached Shrimp in Ginger Broth Makers 2 or 3 servings 1 pound raw, shell-on jumbo shrimp 1 small red chile pepper 2 scallions 1 small clove garlic 1 1/2-inch piece gingerroot 2 cups loosely packed fresh mung bean sprouts 1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves...
February 14, 2013 |
This Asian-inspired dish is a great mix of textures and flavors. Pepper Planks Stuffed With Shrimp, Jicama and Shiitakes Makes 6 servings 2 large bell peppers (any color) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Salt Fresh black pepper 4 or 5 scallions, white and light-green parts, finely chopped 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms (stemmed), cut into 1/4-inch dice 2 1/2 ounces peeled jicama, cut into 1/4-inch cubes 6 ounces peeled and deveined raw shrimp, coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
July 20, 2012 |
It's easy to be smitten with the green sauces of summer. Practically every savory meal or snack my family has consumed for the last few weeks has been a delivery vehicle for these uncooked mixtures based on cilantro or parsley harvested from a deck garden or the local farmer's market. Those arepas and empanadas we get take-out from a Venezuelan restaurant? They're merely scoops for a spectacular vegetable puree called guasacaca that accompanies them in a much-too-small take-out tub. The food at a certain Mexican place nearby is very good, but many customers are more in love with the bright, grass-colored blend that is a simple, no-recipe mash of pickled jalapeño juice, cilantro, and garlic.
February 2, 2012 |
Orange you glad it's February? If you eat and shop for food in season, check out the citrus aisle. Now is peak time for oranges, and most stores are loaded with them. Not only is the fruit a bright spot in winter, it brings some juicy health benefits. Clementine and Five-Spice Chicken Makes 4 servings 10 clementines (mandarins, honey tangerines or oranges) Generous 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1/4 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns, crushed, or crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon canola oil 4 large, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds total)
January 26, 2012 |
Maybe it's time to look beyond claims of virginity in the oil aisle. Because you see, our 20-year love affair with olive oil has had fallout. We've forgotten that there's a whole world of oils that don't come from the olive tree. And they can do a heck of a lot more than just saute and make a fine dressing. OK, maybe we didn't forget. Maybe we didn't know about them at all. It's not as though before the EVOO revolution we were all swilling avocado and grape-seed oils. But olive oil has done a fine job of elbowing out other up-and-comers.
December 22, 2011 |
Here is an excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " When our three kids come home for Christmas, they always want the meals they remember. It's funny, as I don't think of our dinners together as Norman Rockwellesque. It was always a challenge for me to get home to get it on the table, and someone was always running somewhere five minutes after we sat down. But I guess all of that is part of the family glue. One of the family favorites was this stir-fry dinner that is so old, it was called "Basic Oriental Stir-fry with Chicken.