Category Archives: Chinese Inspired
I served this dish with the lo mein. I love, love Chinese broccoli. I try to get it any time I see it. Unfortunately I don’t find it very often at Whole Foods. Since I was in the Asian market, I promptly bought some. I used the dark soy sauce to marinate the meat and cooked it with the delicious greens. Next time you want to make delicious Chinese food- try this one… read more …
Who doesn’t love noodles, especially those of us who try to watch their carbs through the week..
I recently purchased a bottle of dark soy sauce at a local Asian store. I love going into that huge, mega store. I can’t recognize majority of those ingredients but it is so much fun to roam through the isles. I try to use a little amount of soy sauce since it has so much sodium. With the dark soy sauce, a little goes a long way.. read more …
I don’t end up ordering fish dishes in Chinese restaurants- mostly because majority of the dishes are deep fried. It is generally a whole fish, deep fried in a delicious sauce. Since I gravitate towards healthier food and even though I love anything fried, I stay away from it. read more …
This is my husband’s favorite thing to order in Chinese restaurants. It is a Szechuan dish and so not really available in a lot of the restaurants. The dish is also on the greasy side- like any other that we tend to order in the restaurant. As usual I try to make it at home. It doesn’t taste exactly the same but it tastes good and I know it is healthy.
Usually the dish is made with ground pork and soft tofu with a delicious sauce. I used my usual ground turkey, which is my ‘go to’ ground meat. It is much healthier- I use dark turkey meat so the taste is really good.
I marinated the meat with some tamari and corn starch. The corn starch was to thicken the sauce while cooking the dish. I then prepared a sauce consisting of black bean sauce, chili garlic sauce, ketchup and vinegar. I made a delicious sauce and got the tofu ready. I decided to make the dish a one pot meal and added some peas to it. I thought it was a good addition to the dish and I didn’t have to worry about serving a vegetable on the side.
Try this dish- it is easy, quick and super delicious….
- ½ pound ground turkey
- 3 teaspoons tamari
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
Mix the tamari with the cornstarch. Marinate the turkey meat with the cornstarch mixture for 2 to 3 hours.
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 2 teaspoons black bean sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mix the tamari, bean sauce chili paste, ketchup, vinegar and honey in a small bowl. Keep aside.
- 1 pound silken or firm tofu, cut into 1 inch squares
- 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 teaspoons corn starch
- 2 teaspoons water
Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and keep aside.
Heat a wok-like saucepan with the oil. Add the ground turkey and sauté on high heat and separating the meat with the back of the spatula. Cook on high for 4 to 5 minutes till golden brown. Add the tamari sauce and mix well. Add the tofu and frozen peas. Mix well and bring to a boil. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to another boil. Check for seasonings and serve with brown rice.
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 serrano chilies, chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 to 3 salmon filets
Add the cilantro, garlic, chilies and salt into a mortar and pestle. A processor can be used as well. Pound the cilantro mixture till smooth. Add the olive oil and mix well.
Marinate the fish filets with the herb mixture for 2 to 3 hours.
Roast the fish according to desired doneness.