Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken

Chicken and Marinade: 1 1/2 chicken thigh fillets, skinless and boneless or breast (or pork, beef or any seafood) 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, bruised them sliced into pieces easy to pick out later (Note 1) 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp fish sauce (Note 2) 1… Continue reading Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken

Mango-Avocado Salad With Lime Vinaigrette

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 2 limes) 1/4 cup minced shallot 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic Kosher salt and black pepper 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves and tender stems 1 large head Boston or butter lettuce (1 pound), trimmed and leaves… Continue reading Mango-Avocado Salad With Lime Vinaigrette

Skillet Lemongrass Chicken

500 grams boneless skinless chicken thighs boneless skinless 4 tsp avocado oil Lemongrass chicken marinade: Juice of 1 lemon 1 stalk lemongrass white part only 2 tsp garlic minced 1.5 tbsp brown sugar (for less sweet: use 1 tbsp) 1/2 tbsp regular soy sauce not light or dark! 1 tbsp fish sauce On a chopping… Continue reading Skillet Lemongrass Chicken

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Nuoc Cham

4 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1 stalk lemongrass, bottom half only, finely chopped 2 Tbsp neutral oil 1 Tbsp fish sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp water 1 lb chicken thighs, boneless, skinless Jasmine rice or rice vermicelli, for serving Nuac Cham Dipping Sauce: 1 small garlic clove 1… Continue reading Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Nuoc Cham

Stovetop Lemongrass Chicken

4 lemongrass stalks, tough outer layers removed, chopped 1 medium shallot, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons fish sauce 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 4 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil… Continue reading Stovetop Lemongrass Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken Congee

8 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson) 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger 1?1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts 1 Thai chile 1 star anise pod 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, chopped 1/2 cup chopped green onions 2 tablespoons hot chili oil 2 ounces watercress… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Congee

Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers

2 carrots (julienned or spiralized) 1 small bunch radishes (thinly sliced) 1 jalapeño (thinly sliced, optional) 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons Sriracha or sambal 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice salt and pepper 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (680g, preferably 80% lean) 1 tablespoon canola… Continue reading Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers

Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi

For the carrot & daikon salad: 2 carrots (julienned) 1 cup daikon radish (julienned) 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sesame oil For the chicken & marinade: 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided) 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons sugar… Continue reading Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi

Meatball Banh Mi

Carrot Daikon Salad: 2 medium carrots (julienned) 1 cup daikon radish (julienned) 2 tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sesame oil Meatballs: 1 pound ground pork (450g) 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or basil 1 scallion (chopped) 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon Sriracha 2 teaspoons… Continue reading Meatball Banh Mi

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

Shortcut Banh Mi

FOR THE PICKLED VEGETABLES 3/4 cup shredded carrots 3/4 cup thinly sliced Persian, Kirby or European cucumbers 1/2 cup shredded daikon radish 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt FOR THE PORK 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 tablespoons finely chopped scallions 2 to 3 tablespoons sriracha or other chili sauce,… Continue reading Shortcut Banh Mi

Super Quick Pickled Carrots and Daikon

3/4 cup shredded carrots 3/4 cup thinly sliced Persian, Kirby or European cucumbers 1/2 cup shredded daikon radish 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt In a bowl, toss together the carrots, cucumbers, daikon, vinegar, sugar and salt and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.

Slow-Cooker Honey-Soy Braised Pork With Lime and Ginger (with Pressure Cooker Variation)

3 to 4 pounds boneless, skinless pork shoulder, trimmed of big hunks of fat and cut in half 8 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (from one 3-inch piece) 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more to taste 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest and 2 tablespoons juice (from 1 lime), plus… Continue reading Slow-Cooker Honey-Soy Braised Pork With Lime and Ginger (with Pressure Cooker Variation)

Fried Shallots

1 pound shallots, peeled 2 cups vegetable oil Kosher salt Using a mandoline, slice the shallots into 1/16-?inch-?thick rounds. Line a rimmed baking sheet with 6 layers of paper towels. Set a fine-?mesh strainer over a large heatproof bowl or medium saucepan. Combine shallots and oil in a medium saucepan or wok. Place over medium-?high… Continue reading Fried Shallots

Ideas for Fried Shallots

Crisp, sweet and aromatic, fried shallots are a staple condiment of Southeast Asian cuisine, frequently appearing in salads and noodle dishes, or paired with eggs and rice. If you want to improve them further, toast them in a single layer on a sheet tray in a 400-degree oven for a few minutes to deepen their… Continue reading Ideas for Fried Shallots

Crispy Fried Shallots

4 Shallots Place your diced shallots between two paper towels. Firmly press down with your hands to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Place to one side. Heat up oil in a large pot to 120C/250F and add in your shallots. Make sure the heat does not creep any higher, you want to fry… Continue reading Crispy Fried Shallots

San Francisco-Style Garlic Noodles

4 tablespoons unsalted butter 20 medium garlic cloves, minced or smashed in a mortar and pestle 4 teaspoons oyster sauce 2 teaspoons light soy sauce or shoyu 2 teaspoons fish sauce 1 pound dry spaghetti 1 ounce grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano (heaping 1/4 cup) A small handful of thinly sliced scallions (optional) Melt the… Continue reading San Francisco-Style Garlic Noodles

Vietnamese Oven-Roasted Salmon

1 Tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed 3 Tbsp Asian fish sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger Finely grated zest of 1 lime Juice of 1/2 lime 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 4 fresh skinless salmon fillets, preferably centre cut (or frozen, fully thawed) For garnish:… Continue reading Vietnamese Oven-Roasted Salmon

Go-To Mint-Cilantro Vinaigrette

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped mint 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup / 60 ml fish sauce or Yondu (or a combination) 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar Juice of 1/2 lime 2 tablespoon raw organic honey 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 Bird’s eye chili, thinly chopped Combine all ingredients… Continue reading Go-To Mint-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Pandan Ice Cream

80 grams (3 ounces) pandan leaves, cut into 10-centimeter (4-inch) pieces 200 milliliters (7 fluid ounces/scant 1 cup) coconut water 200 grams (7 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 200 milliliters (7 fluid ounces/scant 1 cup) double (heavy) cream Blend the pandan leaves with the coconut water until smooth. Push the liquid through a sieve and into… Continue reading Pandan Ice Cream