Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vegetarian Fried Rice

1 cup cooked rice
2 shiitake mushrooms (soaked in water)
1/4 cup edamame (soy beans)
1/4 cup carrot (cut into little square)
1/2 cup tofu (cut into square)
1 egg (optional)
1 tsp sugar
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Put shiitake mushrooms in the water until it is soft and slice it thinly. Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat then add egg, mushroom, tofu, soy beans and carrot. Stir fry. Add rice. Stir fry well. Add sugar and soy sauce. Stir fry until it is cooked. Taste and remove from the heat. Serve.
*** Chicken or pork can be substituted for the tofu, any vegetable.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Seafood Salad

I like this salad because it is not too heavy. I make this for lunch and dinner.

2-3 cups mix seafood (shrimp, squid) or shrimp (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup cucumber
1/2 cup sweet red grapes tomatoes
1/3 cup red onion
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce
4 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup Cilantro
Shred romaine lettuce (as desire)
Some ground Thai chili or fresh Thai chili (if you like spicy then you can add this)

Boil and drain the seafood. Put it in a bowl. Cut cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion into small pieces. Add seafood and vegetable together. Add sugar, soy sauce, lime juice in a small bowl, mix well. After that pour the sauce into the seafood and vegetable bowl add cilantro. Mix well. Put shred romaine lettuce on a plate as desire and put the seafood mix on top. Serve.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Masaman Curry Chicken

5-7 drumsticks or any kinds of chicken
2-3 medium size potatoes
1 cup toasted peanut
3 cups coconut milk
1-2 tbsp Masaman curry paste
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp soy sauce
5 tbsp tamarind juice

Place a pot over medium high heat, add oil and curry paste. Stir it until the oil begins to separate out then add coconut milk. Add chicken and potatoes and let it cook for a while then add sugar, soy sauce, tamarind juice and toasted peanut. Remove from the heat. Serve with rice.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Spicy Thai Egg Plant Salsa

This is very spicy. Be careful!

1 Thai egg plant (grilled)
5-7 jalapeƱo (grilled)
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lime juice
1-2 tbsp hot water

Grill the egg plant and jalapenos and peel the skin off then cut into small pieces. Put in a bowl add soy sauce, lime juice, hot water. Mix well and toss toasted sesame seeds. Serve with hot rice and fresh vegetables.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Chicken Satay "Kai Satay"

My son loves this dish. He loves everything about it the chicken, the sauce. I hope you will enjoy it too.

1 ½ lb of chicken
1-2 tbsp garlic
½ tbsp pepper
½ cup coconut milk
½ tbsp curry powder (can be less or more)
1 tbsp soy sauce

Slice the chicken into thin strips. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl then add the chicken slices and let it marinade for several hours. Thread the meat into skewers and grill on a BBQ grill turning the skewers regularly. Serve with peanut sauce and cucumber sauce.

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1-2 tbsp Masaman curry paste
½ coriander powder
2 cups coconut milk
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
5 tbsp tamarind juice or lime juice (can be less or more)
¾ cup peanut butter

Place a pan over medium high heat and add oil, coriander powder and curry paste; stir it until the oil begins to separate out. Add coconut milk, soy sauce, brown sugar, tamarind juice and peanut butter and heat until sauce begins to thicken. Taste and Serve.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Pork with Oyster Sauce

My sister, Kat, gave me this recipe. She said it is very easy and tasty. She likes to eat it with rice soup, just rice with water. I had it with just regular rice and liked it.

8 ounces lean pork
2 tbsp minced garlic (or less)
1 tsp freshly ground white pepper
3 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp milk
Fresh cilantro (coriander) sprigs for garnish

Slice the pork as thinly as possible put in a bowl. Mix pork, garlic, pepper, and milk. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.Place skillet over high heat. Add oil and the pork mixture and stir-fry, until the meat is no longer pink. Add fish sauce, sugar and oyster sauce and cook until the meat is well coated and the liquid thickens.Remove from the heat and serve. This dish is good with rice.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Chicken with Ginger

Ginger is very good for digestion. I like the young ginger taste, and chicken with ginger is another dish that I like to eat with rice.

1 cup chicken (pork, seafood, beef)
1/2 cup oyster mushroom
1/4 cup carrot (slices)
1/2 cup young ginger
1 tsp sugar
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup vegetable soup broth
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil

Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat then add chicken or (pork, seafood, beef). Stir-fry then add mushroom, carrot, ginger, broth, sugar, and soy sauce. Stir-fry until it is cooked. Remove from the heat and serve.
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