Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken Recipe By:Arlena “Spicy chicken with peanuts, similar to what is served in Chinese restaurants. It is easy to make, and you can be as sloppy with the measurements as you want. They reduce to a nice, thick sauce. Substitute cashews for peanuts, or bamboo shoots for the water chestnuts. You can’t go wrong! Enjoy!” Ingredients 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into chunks 2 tablespoons white wine 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water 1 ounce hot chile paste 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar … Continue reading Kung Pao Chicken

Oriental Soup with Ginger

4 cups homemade chicken stock (canned low-sodium chicken broth would work too) 3-4 thick slices fresh ginger root 1 cup sliced mushrooms (any type, but I used mild white mushrooms which seem more soothing for the tummy) 1 cup spinach leaves, sliced into thin ribbons 1 green onion, very thinly sliced Instructions: In medium saucepan, bring chicken stock to a low simmer. Add ginger slices and let simmer at least 15 minutes or longer. (Taste to see if you have as much ginger flavor as you’d like.) If you’d like a clear soup, use a yogurt strainer or coffee filter … Continue reading Oriental Soup with Ginger

Authentic Pho

Authentic Pho Ready In 9 h 20 m “This authentic pho isn’t quick, but it is delicious. The key is in the broth, which gets simmered for at least 6 hours.” Ingredients 4 pounds beef soup bones 1 onion, unpeeled and cut in half 5 slices fresh ginger 1 tablespoon salt 2 pods star anise 2 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce 4 quarts water 1 (8 ounce) package dried rice noodles 1 1/2 pounds beef top sirloin, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped green onion 1 1/2 cups bean sprouts 1 bunch Thai basil 1 lime, cut into … Continue reading Authentic Pho

Pork Ramen

Pork Ramen 3 lb. (1.5 kg) boneless pork shoulder, cut into 3 equal pieces Kosher salt, to taste 2 Tbs. canola oil 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped 6 garlic cloves, chopped 2-inch (5-cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 8 cups (64 fl. oz./2 l) low-sodium chicken broth 1 leek, white and green parts, halved lengthwise and coarsely chopped 4 oz. (125 g) cremini or button mushrooms, brushed clean and coarsely chopped Low-sodium soy sauce for seasoning Sesame or chile oil for seasoning 1 1⁄2 lb. (750 g) fresh ramen noodles 8 eggs 4 green onions, white and pale green … Continue reading Pork Ramen

Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup

Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup Larger photo Homemade chicken stock is the best for this. Also, if you can’t locate any of the mushroom types indicated in the recipe, crimini (aka: baby bellas) will do just fine. Or, you can just leave them out all together. Prep time: 7 minutes Cook time: 13 minutes Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients 3 eggs, lightly beaten 4 cups of chicken stock* 1 tablespoon of corn starch Scant 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger** 1 tablespoon of soy sauce* 3 green onions, chopped 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper 3/4 cup of enoki mushrooms or sliced shitaki … Continue reading Quick and Easy Egg Drop Soup

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

Hot and Sour Chicken Soup Prep 10 m Cook 20 m Ready In 30 m Recipe By:MORPHIUS_RAE “Very good and very easy to make Asian soup. My husband is a chef, and he said that this was fantastic! (He’s hard to impress.) We finished the pot in one sitting.” Ingredients 3 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup water 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1/2 cup sliced bamboo shoots, drained 3 slices fresh ginger root 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into thin strips 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Hot and Sour Chicken Soup

Egg Drop Soup (Better than Restaurant Quality!)

Egg Drop Soup (Better than Restaurant Quality!) Prep 5 m Cook 5 m Ready In 10 m Recipe By:Darren “After many many trips to different Chinese restaurants looking for a good bowl of egg drop soup, I decided to take it upon myself to create what I feel is the ultimate in egg drop soup. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!” Ingredients 1 cup chicken broth 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional) 2 teaspoons water (optional) 1 egg, beaten 1 drop yellow food coloring (optional) 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives … Continue reading Egg Drop Soup (Better than Restaurant Quality!)

Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Fried Rice Restaurant Style Prep 15 m Cook 30 m Ready In 45 m Recipe By:jostrander “A quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.” Ingredients 2 cups enriched white rice 4 cups water 2/3 cup chopped baby carrots 1/2 cup frozen green peas 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 eggs soy sauce to taste sesame oil, to taste (optional) Directions In a saucepan, combine rice and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. In a small saucepan, … Continue reading Fried Rice Restaurant Style

Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir-Fry Prep 30 m Cook 35 m Ready In 1 h 20 m Recipe By:Katie Sechrist “A quick and easy dish to prepare, this chicken stir-fry is packed with veggies. Try adding bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, snap peas, or any of your favorite vegetables. Serve it with white or brown rice, or noodles.” Ingredients 2 cups white rice 4 cups water 2/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 … Continue reading Chicken Stir-Fry

Plum Sauce

Plum Sauce Prep 5 m Cook 15 m Ready In 20 m Recipe By:Rayna “This is an easy version of plum sauce that is very tasty and keeps well in the fridge. Serve hot or chilled, with egg rolls, pork or chicken.” Ingredients 3/4 (16 ounce) jar plum jam 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Directions In a saucepan over medium heat, combine jam, vinegar, brown sugar, dried onion, red pepper, garlic and ginger. Bring to a boil, stirring. Remove … Continue reading Plum Sauce