Are you seeing a pattern here lately? Somehow I have gotten on this Asian kick lately and I'm loving every bit of it. I am finding out just how easy making these meals are and they all are so yummy! I'm also pretty darn proud of myself for totally keeping to my meal plan this week. I chose dishes to make and didn't really specify a day but the night before I needed to make dinner I would choose which one to make. It worked pretty good for me that way! I came across the blog My Kitchen Snippets quite some time ago. Grumpy enjoyed this meal very much.
General Tso’s Chicken Recipe At nearly any buffet or take-out place you can find General Tso’s Chicken. General Tso’s Chicken is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy flavors. It is a very popular dish throughout the United States and Canada. This is probably one of the best and easiest recipes around, you will be surprised at how little time it takes to prepare. Ingredients: 1lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1” chunks) 5 dried red chili peppers 3 green onions (sliced) 3 eggs (beaten) ½ cup cornstarch oil (for frying)Sauce-1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons rice wine 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch Cooking Instructions: Step 1: In a large mixing bowl combine cornstarch and beaten eggs. Step 3: Heat deep fryer or wok to 375 degrees and deep fried chicken bits in batches. Step 5: Add sauce mixture to the wok and cook stirring until the sauce becomes thickened and bubbly.
The Best Guacamole I’ve Ever Made – recipe Jul 04 2008 **Happy 4th of July everyone (in the USA)!!!I miss being out of the States on this holiday. We will be celebrating by grilling on Saturday down at the garden. Hamburgers and hot dogs…can’t get any more 4th of July-ish traditional than that!** I was searching the inter-tubes for a good-looking guacamole recipe the other day. It was flavorful, but not over powering, creamy and chunky at the same time, and gone 1/2 way through our meal! I found the recipe here at The Daily Green. Here’s how I did it: Ingredients: 2 ripe Avocados, peeled and pitted juice of 1 Lime 1/4 Cup minced Red Onion 2 Tablespoons minced Cilantro 1 small clove Garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt or 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper 1 Tablespoon minced Jalapeño Directions: Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Serve immediately. Makes 3-4 servings (but it will go so fast you should double it!). ShareThis Leave a Reply
po' man meals - crispy mongolian beef you know when you have that craving for a sweet and savory? that is exactly what i was feeling one night. mongolian beef was the first thing that popped into my head. so, we're ordering in (again) tonight, folks. keep your money in your pocket! ingredients: instructions: Recipe: General Tso's Chicken This recipe for General Tso's chicken has been the most popular on this site since I first posted it in 2009. Month after month it continues to be the most viewed and searched for recipe here. I love that so many of you, presumably, have visited on a mission to replicate this tasty dish from a favorite take-out. Over the past few months, I've been testing and retesting this recipe for my cookbook, and want to share a new revised version. The biggest improvement is in the frying process. (Update: If you've enjoyed this General Tso's Chicken recipe, check out many more Chinese restaurant favorites in my new cookbook The Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Quick and Easy Dishes to Prepare at Home.) Almost nobody in Hunan has ever heard of General Tso's Chicken, the most famous Hunan dish in America. You may know the dish as General Tsuo's, or Tzo's or Tao's or some other variation.
Mongolian Beef This recipe is supposedly a “copy-cat” recipe of PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef. Neither of us can remember what exactly that tastes like, so I can’t say if it actually is or not, but it was pretty darn delicious. By no means healthy, but delicious nonetheless. We used about half the oil the recipe calls for to cook the beef, but it was still a bit oily, though I guess that is to be expected with Chinese take out food. Mmm grease. We added some yellow onion, which Taylor insists is always in a good plate of Mongolian beef. All we were missing were those crispy rice noodles that I love so much (and that are a blast to fry up yourself). Mongolian Beef Makes 2 servings. You may also like...
Chicken Tamale Pie Today’s lesson is on healing foods. You might be thinking of brightly colored veggies and lean proteins, and I can dig that . Most of the time. But today I’m thinking of creamy corn bread, spicy enchilada sauce, seasoned chicken, and melted cheese baked into a pie dish. A PIE DISH. I’ve had a rough go of it the last few days. The Pistachios. Let me tell you something about myself. So in an effort not to eat the whole bag of pistachios in between lunch and dinner, I’ve been spending my evenings making one bazillion types of pistachio baked goods. No pistachios were thrown at the kitchen wall. Just when I was about to throw in the towel on baking for the rest of my life, Bjork asked for this tamale pie. One last thing: Tamale Pie loves the camera. Like, whoa. Chicken Tamale Pie Author: Pinch of Yum, adapted from Cooking Light Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 8 ⅓ cup fat free milk ¼ cup egg substitute 1½ tablespoon taco seasoning, divided ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper Preheat oven to 400°.
Couponing & Cooking: Butterfinger Cake I have an embarrassing confession. My most viewed post is one of my ugliest. Yummiest maybe but certainly not my best when it comes to photos. I have posts I have spent hours on, edited over 100 photos for and still this Butterfingers Cake is my most viewed, reposted, pinned and shared recipe of all time. It's ironic, really. As bloggers, we work so hard to have the perfect pictures to go with each recipe yet this is a post that I originally spent maybe 15 minutes on. I have made this cake many times over since its first posting in December of 2011 but for some reason, I never get any pics of it. So I am resharing it with some new photos. See my original post and not so cute photography below. This is another one of those recipes that I saw on Pinterest and just had to make. Pinterest Inspired Butterfingers Cake 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Store in the fridge once iced. Enjoy! Make sure you stop by this week's Mealtime Monday and link up any amazing recipes you have been working on lately.
Orange Chicken Recipe Today I’m back with yet another Chinese-American dish – Orange Chicken. It seems as though you can find orange chicken almost anywhere you want to eat these days. It is most commonly found at fast food restaurants, but don’t worry, this is so much better than anything you will find there. What really makes this recipe stand out is the combination of both orange and lemon juice. Once again we are also using the deep dryer for cooking the battered chicken. Ingredients:Chicken- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-1/2” cubes) 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 eggs (beaten) ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Oil (for frying)Orange Sauce- 1 ½ cups water 2 tablespoons orange juice ¼ cup lemon juice 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon orange zest (grated) 1 cup packed brown sugar ½ teaspoon ginger root (minced) ½ teaspoon garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons green onion (chopped) ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons water
Filipino Chicken Adobo Adobo is the Philippines' national dish, and I'm sure there are as many variations of adobo as there are cooks. What adobo recipes share in common is the use of soy sauce and vinegar to create the characteristic salty and tangy flavor that melds so well with steamed white rice. I like my chicken a little crispy, so after the chicken has stewed, I pan fry it on both sides and I don't fully immerse it in the liquid afterwards. I also add a little ketchup or hoisin sauce as a glaze on the chicken before I pan fry it, so that the sugar in the ketchup or hoisin sauce caramelizes and adds another layer of flavor. It's unconventional and I'm the only one I know who does this. It's been my secret ingredient -- until now, of course. I also use chicken with the skin on, because there's nothing like crispy skin. For me, chicken thighs are the cut of choice for chicken adobo as the thighs stay moist during the stewing process. Splatter guard to cover the skillet when pan-frying (optional)