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

Trini Chicken Curry

2 packets of boneless thighs, chopped into cubes 1/2 cup Trinidadian Green Seasoning (buy at Caribbean store or homemade is best) 1 large onion, chopped 2-3 cherry pepper chopped ( to taste) 1 head garlic, peeled and chopped 2-3 scallions chopped 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 3 tbs Trini curry powder Few curry leaves cayenne pepper… Continue reading Trini Chicken Curry

Roasted Cauliflower Gratin with Olives

2-2 1/2 lbs cauliflower – cut into large florets (think 2 bites) 4 large shallots or 1 medium onion – diced to make about a cup 2-3 cloves garlic – minced 1/2 tsp anchovy paste – optional 12 oil cured black olives – regular kalamata will do in a pinch, chopped, plus a few for… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Gratin with Olives

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

Thai Ribs with Whiskey

2 slabs of meaty baby back ribs, weighing between 2½ to 3 pounds each 1 cup dark rum or whisky (tequila works too) 6 large cloves garlic, peeled 2 teaspoons whole white peppercorns 4 cilantro roots or 1/2 cup chopped cilantro stems 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1/3 grated palm sugar or… Continue reading Thai Ribs with Whiskey

Pan-fried Chicken Breast

1 – 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 chicken breasts) 2 teaspoons light soy sauce 2 teaspoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or white pepper) 1 tablespoon garlic (finely minced; or substitute 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder) 2-3 tablespoon water 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons oil (any… Continue reading Pan-fried Chicken Breast

Pressure Cooker Thai Braised Pork Ribs (Si Krong Moo Mha Ngean)

For pork: 1 pound (450 grams) Pork ribs (or loin roast) 2 tablespoons (32 ml) Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon (16 ml) Golden mountain green sauce 1 tablespoon (13.5 ml) White soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons (6.75 ml) Sesame oil 1 1/2 teaspoons (6.75 ml) Chinese liqueur 1/2 teaspoon (2.25 gram) Chilli powder 1 tablespoon (18… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Thai Braised Pork Ribs (Si Krong Moo Mha Ngean)

Rice Noodle Salad With Salted Peanuts and Herbs

For the Salad 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, grated 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 teaspoons granulated sugar Pinch of fine sea salt 8 ounces pad Thai rice noodles For the Dressing 3 tablespoons lime juice (from about 2 limes), plus more to taste 2 tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil… Continue reading Rice Noodle Salad With Salted Peanuts and Herbs

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

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

Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 bottle sweet baby rays BBQ sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon oregano 4 pounds Ribs of your choice 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper In a medium bowl, mix together the Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and oregano. Place ribs in… Continue reading Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken

24 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian dressing 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons low-sodium chicken broth Put chicken in slow cooker. In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook… Continue reading Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 garlic cloves, grated 1 pound trimmed beef brisket 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (about… Continue reading Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket

Slow Cooker Carnitas

1 3/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, trimmed 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, divided 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, divided 2 cups hot water 1 dried ancho chile 4 garlic cloves, smashed 1 white onion, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups) 1… Continue reading Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

1 (4- to 5-lb.) boneless pork shoulder roast 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 4 oregano sprigs 1 cup chopped tomato (about 1… Continue reading Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

2 cups bottled salsa, plus more for serving 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 (2 1/2-pound) boneless pork butt or shoulder, trimmed 18 corn tortillas 1/2 cup fresh cilantro sprigs 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 lime, cut into wedges Combine the first 5… Continue reading Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

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

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