Sour Spicy Cold Noodles

12 ounces dried spaghetti (or wheat noodles) 3 1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce 3 1/2 tablespoons Shanghai rice vinegar (or seasoned/regular rice vinegar) 1 tablespoon chili oil (75% oil, 25% flakes, or to taste) 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn powder 3/4 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon… Continue reading Sour Spicy Cold Noodles

Grilled Gochujang Shrimp with Scallions

5 tablespoons gochujang, divided 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon grapeseed or other neutral oil 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons salted butter, cut into small pieces Kosher salt and ground black pepper 3 scallions, thinly sliced on… Continue reading Grilled Gochujang Shrimp with Scallions

Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

For the beef and marinade: 12 oz. flank steak (sliced into thin strips) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (optional tenderizer) 2 teaspoons soy sauce ½ teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon vegetable oil For the rest of the dish: 2 tablespoons oil 3 cloves garlic (sliced) 8 long hot green peppers (de-seeded and julienned… Continue reading Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

Portuguese Mussels (Moules à la Portugaise)

2 lbs mussels 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 small onion, chopped 1 Bay leaf 5 garlic cloves, chopped or sliced 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp honey 1-2 fresh red chili peppers 1/2 tsp cumin 1 Tbsp red or white vinegar 1 cup white wine Salt to taste Crushed black pepper to taste 4 Tbsp… Continue reading Portuguese Mussels (Moules à la Portugaise)

Spicy Pasta alla Vodka

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 shallots or 1 small onion, chopped 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 cup tomato paste 3 Tbsp vodka 1.5 cups heavy cream 2 tsp red chili flakes 1/2 tsp black pepper Salt, to taste 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp butter 8oz orecchiette pasta 1 Tbsp fresh parsley,… Continue reading Spicy Pasta alla Vodka

Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta)

Marinade: 1.5lbs shrimp 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper Saganaki: 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, sliced or chopped 1/2 tsp red chili flakes 1.5 tsp oregano 28oz canned diced tomatoes (see note 1) 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 Tbsp… Continue reading Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta)

Shrimp Korma

1.5 lbs shrimp 2.5 large onions, sliced 1/4 cup oil (for frying onions) 2 Tbsp ghee 2 Tbsp garlic paste 2 Tbsp ginger paste 3 tsp kashmiri red chili powder 2 tsp coriander powder 1/4 tsp turmeric 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup cashews 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 3/4 cup yogurt 1 tsp garam masala powder… Continue reading Shrimp Korma

Tamarind Shrimp With Coconut Milk

2 teaspoons sambhar masala or garam masala 1 teaspoon coarse sea or kosher salt 1 teaspoon tamarind paste or concentrate 1 pound large shrimp (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined but tails left on 2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 12 medium-size to large fresh curry leaves… Continue reading Tamarind Shrimp With Coconut Milk

Spicy Shrimp Masala with Tomatoes

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper 1/4 cup ghee or neutral oil 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste or freshly grated ginger 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste or freshly grated garlic 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chile powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground… Continue reading Spicy Shrimp Masala with Tomatoes

Crack Chicken (with Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker Variations)

2 lbs chicken – boneless skinless thighs or breasts 1 packet (1 oz) Ranch seasoning 2 (8oz) blocks cream cheese 6 strips bacon 1/2 cup chicken broth 1.5 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 3 scallions, diced Crock pot method: Add chicken and chicken broth into crock pot. Sprinkle ranch seasoning all over the chicken. Place cream… Continue reading Crack Chicken (with Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker Variations)

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

1.5 lbs steak, cut into bite sized pieces (rib eye, New York strip, sirloin or tenderloin) 1 Tbsp olive oil 6 Tbsp butter 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 cup parsley, chopped Salt & pepper to taste Heat oil in skillet over high heat. Once hot, add in steak bites and season with salt and… Continue reading Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Quick Harissa-Garlic Shrimp with Green Beans

600 g Tiger Prawns 1 Tbsp Harissa Paste 4 Cloves Garlic 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 100 g Green Beans 25 g Butter 1 Tomato Salt to Taste Remove the heads and peel the prawns if they are not prepared. Peel the garlic and finely slice it. Add the prawns, harissa, garlic and olive oil to… Continue reading Quick Harissa-Garlic Shrimp with Green Beans

Quick Sichuan Shrimp

350g (12oz) Large Prawns 1 Small Green Pepper (Around 175g whole) 2 Spring Onions Ginger (half of a thumb-sized piece) 2 Cloves Garlic 1 Tbsp Szechuan Peppercorns 1 Tsp Chilli Flakes (More if you like) 1 Tbsp Chinkiang Vinegar 1 Tsp Sesame Oil 1 Tsp Shrimp Paste 1 Tsp Dark Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp Light… Continue reading Quick Sichuan Shrimp

Quick Thai Red Curry Shrimp with Green Beans

275 g (10 oz) Prawns 100 g (3/4 Cup) Green Beans 3 Cloves Garlic 165 ml (2/3 Cup) Coconut Milk 1 Thai Birds Eye Chilli Pepper 1 Spring Onion 3 Tbsp Thai Red Curry Paste 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce 1 Lime 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil 1 Kaffir Lime Leaf Chop the… Continue reading Quick Thai Red Curry Shrimp with Green Beans

Caribbean Curry Mussels with Coconut Milk

2 lbs mussels 1 can coconut milk 2 Tbsp curry powder 1 large tomato, diced 12 oz beer 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 inch ginger, finely chopped 1 onion, chopped 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 3 Tbsp chopped parsley 1 Tbsp cilantro 1 Tbsp parsely 2 green onions ¼ to 1/2… Continue reading Caribbean Curry Mussels with Coconut Milk

Indian Curry Mussels With Coconut Milk

kg (2.2lb) Mussels 2 Tbsp Canola oil 1 Red Chili Pepper 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger 4 Cloves Garlic 2 Spring Onions 1 Tsp Brown Mustard Seeds 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chili Powder 1 Tsp Ground Turmeric 1/4 Tsp Salt 50ml (3 Tbsp + 1 Tsp) Water 165ml (2/3… Continue reading Indian Curry Mussels With Coconut Milk

Dishoom Shrimp Moilee

6 green chillies 55ml vegetable oil 2 tsp mustard seeds 30 fresh curry leaves 300g Spanish white onions, sliced (a little chunky is good) 15g garlic paste 15g ginger paste 2 tsp fine sea salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1¼ tsp ground turmeric 25g fresh root ginger, cut into matchsticks 400ml coconut milk… Continue reading Dishoom Shrimp Moilee

Quick Spicy Indian Shrimp

400 g 14 oz Large Frozen Prawns 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil 1/2 Tsp Brown Mustard Seeds 1/2 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds 1/2 tsp Black Onion Seeds 100 g (2/3 Cup) Onion 2 Cloves Garlic 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger 1/4 tsp Kashmiri Chili Powder 1/4 tsp Ground Coriander 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric 75 g (1/3 – 1/2… Continue reading Quick Spicy Indian Shrimp

Indian Chicken Kebabs

250 grams Chicken, boneless thighs 2 tbsp Cooking oil Marinade: 1 tbsp Garlic grated 1 tbsp Ginger grated 1 tbsp Chilie powder 1 tsp Coriander powder Dhania 1 tsp Cumin powder jeera 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder Haldi 1/2 tsp Garam masala 2 tbsp Yogurt plain 1/2 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Pepper powder 1 tbsp Lemon… Continue reading Indian Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Salmon Salad With Lime, Chiles and Herbs

2 limes 2 small fresh red or green chiles or 1 large one, thinly sliced, seeds removed if you like 1 shallot (or 2 scallions, or 2 tablespoons red onion), thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fish sauce Kosher salt Pinch of granulated sugar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil, plus more for brushing 1… Continue reading Grilled Salmon Salad With Lime, Chiles and Herbs