Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

I’ve been furiously working on the cookbook and haven’t had the chance to do much cooking. Thank goodness for the freezer meals I prepped earlier! I’m taking a little breather today because Teriyaki Chicken sounded amazing! 3 lbs Chicken Thighs; cut into 1” chunks 1 cup Soy Sauce 1 teaspoon Hoisin Sauce 1 teaspoon GingerContinue reading “Teriyaki Chicken Skewers”

Surf & Turf Fried Rice

Surf and Turf Fried Rice FTW! It’s so delicious! I’d love to have smoked the steaks, but time was short, so pan seared was the way to go. Gotta love cast iron! 4 cups rice; cooked and chilled 3 Tablespoons Sesame Oil 1 Tablespoon Chile Paste 1 Carrot; peeled and chopped ½ cup Onion; dicedContinue reading “Surf & Turf Fried Rice”

Baked Sweet & Sour Wings

Baked Sweet & Sour Wings! I always keep a mason jar of this amazing sauce in my freezer. It’s so easy to make and so delicious! It made for a great early dinner. A light Asian Cucumber Salad and some leftover Cauliflower Fried Rice from lunch on the side. Sauce: 2 cups Cold Water ½Continue reading “Baked Sweet & Sour Wings”

Honey Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken was my favorite dish growing up! I love adding honey to this dish because it adds a more complex sweetness over using plain white sugar. I thought curried Fried Rice and Egg Drop Soup would be a delicious accompaniment and they definitely were! Chicken: 2 lbs Chicken Thighs; deboned and cubed 2 cupsContinue reading “Honey Sesame Chicken”

Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein

I made this for years using expensive Chinese Chow Mein noodles. $4 for 6 oz seemed a bit steep. Especially because I make it every other week. I decided to use thin spaghetti one night and never looked back. $1 for 16 oz? Yes, please! So while it might not be 100% authentic, it isContinue reading “Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein”

Asian Beef Cabbage Rolls

I had a head of cabbage in my fridge that I needed to use up and this recipe popped into my head. They turned out great! The heat of the chile paste and the creaminess of the Sriracha Aioli went so well together. 12 Cabbage Leaves; steamed until tender 2 lbs Lean Ground Beef 1Continue reading “Asian Beef Cabbage Rolls”

Fried Rice Balls

So…I messed up. I added too much liquid to my rice and it turned to mush. I hate wasting food and set out to find a way to use it. I figured if potato croquettes were so delicious, what about Fried Rice Balls! Yes, they were! 2 cups mushy Fried Rice (oops!) 1 large Egg;Continue reading “Fried Rice Balls”

Chinese Spatchcock Chicken

This was the first time I’d ever made spatchcock chicken. Now I’m wondering why I’d never tried it before! It cooks up way quicker and because all of the skin had better air circulation, it was amazingly crispy. No soggy bottoms here! The compound butter under the skin ensured that the breast meat was mouthwateringlyContinue reading “Chinese Spatchcock Chicken”

Sweet & Sour Sauce

This versatile sauce goes great with a bunch of side dishes and main dishes! It’s sweet, tangy and delicious! I make up a jar of it and it lasts in the fridge for upwards of a month! 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar ¼ cup Pineapple Juice 1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce 1 teaspoon Chile Paste 1Continue reading “Sweet & Sour Sauce”

Ginger Beef & Broccoli

Beef & Broccoli is one of my favorite meals! Steamed broccoli and pan seared beef tossed in a slightly sweet, garlicky sauce? Yes, please! This was one of my go to Chinese takeout before I decided to make it myself. It’s so amazing served with fresh egg rolls, crab Rangoon and fried rice! Beef: 3Continue reading “Ginger Beef & Broccoli”