Tofu seems to be one of those ingredients that polarizes people — and I think I know why. It's quite simple actually; it's a matter of how the tofu is prepared before it is cooked.
Tofu acts like a blank canvas in both texture and flavor. Having worked at a Chinese restaurant for 10 years, I learned the secrets for transforming tofu into an incredible delight. The first trick is to cut the tofu into small cubes and then roast it — this is to give the tofu a crisped exterior so it's ready to soak in the flavors of the sauce it's cooked with.
As those of us with a gluten intolerance and sensitivity know, eating Asian foods can be challenging. This recipe requires only one easy swap out — soy sauce — for a great quality wheat-free tamari. My favorite stir fry is made with a dark, spicy, well-balanced sauce with mushrooms and asparagus. Lucky for us, it is spring and asparagus is in season. Having all the ingredients prepared and ready to go makes this dish an easy and fast meal since it cooks so quickly.
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I love a country breakfast on the weekend or a lazy weekday and this andouille sausage and eggs stir fry brings back memories of my french grandfather. On Sunday mornings he would fry together what ever was left in the refrigerator and a pan of potatoes! The house smelled so good we all went running to the kitchen. Miss those amazing mornings but I hold on tight to the memories! I had the best grandparents and they brought so much love to our family and it started every morning in the kitchen!
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Satsumas are a sweet, juicy, and easy-to-peel citrus. In this colorful stir-fry, satsuma peel adds intense flavor, satsuma juice is used to create a rich sauce, and segments of satsuma provide a final burst of citrus. Prep all of your ingredients before starting to cook so it's ready to go as this cooks in merely minutes.
Japchae literally translated means "mixed vegetables." But the main ingredient of this classic dish is Korean sweet potato starch noodles (dangmyeon), also known as glass noodles. The chewy and springy noodles are well balanced with thin strips of cooked vegetables (typically carrots, spinach, onions, shiitake mushrooms, cucumbers, and bell peppers) and beef.
All of the ingredients, separately cooked to develop the layers of flavor, are combined at the end into a delicious and colorful dish. This classic method is what makes this dish special and a Korean favorite for special occasions and traditional holidays. Serve it as a first course or side dish or over a bed of rice to make it a main dish.
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This squid dish is one of the most popular spicy dishes in Korean cuisine. The squid is cut into bite-sized pieces and stir-fried in a slightly sweet red chile sauce along with some vegetables. The sauce's main ingredients are gochujang (fermented chile pepper paste) and gochugaru (chile pepper flakes). For an authentic dish, there simply is no substitute for them.
This recipe is certainly hot, but not fiery hot. Adjust the heat level to your taste. One way to reduce the spiciness is to use fewer fresh chile peppers (or none at all). Fresh chile peppers are called for in the classic versions of the dish, but the heat can be quite intense with certain varieties.
This dish is perfect for those craving a tasty and spicy meal. The red chile sauce adds a burst of spicy flavor to the crisp vegetables and tender squid!
Ingredients:2 slices Rock fish, cut into cubes3 cloves garlic, minced finely1 tsp chopped fresh red chilies (Thai chili)2 tsp or more fish sauce1/2 tsp palm sugar3 Tbsp fish stocka handful fresh Thai basilMethod:Add 2 teaspoon of fish sauce and some ground pepper to the fish and keep aside.Add a 2 tablespoon olive oil and add minced garlic follow by the red chilies. Then add the fish and half the basil and stir fry for a minute or two.Then add the fish stock, the palm sugar and cook for 2 minutes. Add the remaining basil, adjust seasoning and serve hot with a bowl of rice.
A light, quick-to-make dinner perfect for those warm nights ahead. Fast and fantastic, this enjoyable meal with Asian flavors comes together easily with cooked chicken, bell pepper, edamame, and sweet mango with a super sauce. Serve with hoisin sauce, if desired.
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My mom’s stir-fries were a family staple growing up. They were simple for her to make, healthy, and they appealed to my sisters and I because we could add a little more flavor with extra cheese or soy sauce (even coconut milk, on occasion) to the mix. Today, her stir-fries still reign supreme, with the help of some sliced garlic and ginger. But I still revert to my favorite combination when making them at home: pan-seared bits of lamb loin chops atop a bed of brown rice and sautéed or broiled broccoli. Plus, it’s dairy-, wheat-, and corn-free.
Don’t like brown rice? You can substitute whatever you like. I’ve made brown rice with coconut oil for extra fluffiness and a creamy bite, and added coconut milk to short grain white rice for something exotic. And don't feel like you only have to use broccoli! Bell peppers, sliced carrot, zucchini, snap peas, and bean sprouts also work well. Starting with bits of chopped garlic and ginger before adding the vegetables makes for a delicious depth of flavor, while if you don’t like lamb, you can choose something else. But for the tenderest result, I swear by removing the meat from loin chops. It’s worth the labor. And if you have dogs at home, they’ll love you if you give them the bones (just supervise to ensure they don’t break pieces off).
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Chef Anthony Stewart focuses on creating healthy yet delicious meals at Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa, located in Miami, and this easy stir-fry vegetable pizza is sure to refresh and rejuvenate. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you like. For a "meatier" pizza, add cut-up chicken, tofu, fish, or seafood while sautéing the vegetables.