Soba Noodles With Ginger Broth and Crunchy Ginger

FOR THE TOPPINGS: 6 tablespoons/90 milliliters olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons red-pepper (chilli) flakes 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger (about 30 grams), peeled and finely chopped (about 3 tablespoons) 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped 1/4 cup/20 grams panko bread crumbs 1 tablespoon white and black sesame seeds Kosher salt FOR… Continue reading Soba Noodles With Ginger Broth and Crunchy Ginger

Elaine’s Fettuccine Alfredo

Salt 2 tablespoons butter 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 large egg yolk 1 pound fresh fettuccine 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Freshly ground pepper to taste Bring 6 quarts generously salted water to a boil. While the water heats, melt the butter in a large, deep skillet… Continue reading Elaine’s Fettuccine Alfredo

Spicy Black Bean Twice Cooked Potatoes

4-5 medium Yukon gold potatoes (scrubbed and cut into bite-sized chunks) salt 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 1/8 teaspoon five-spice powder oil 4 cloves garlic (smashed and coarsely chopped) 1-6 dried red chilies (chopped and de-seeded; depending on your tolerance for heat) 2 tablespoons black beans 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine 1 teaspoon light soy sauce 1… Continue reading Spicy Black Bean Twice Cooked Potatoes

Chinese-Style Edamame

1 pound fresh or frozen edamame (450g, in the husks) 3-4 cups water (enough to cover the edamame in the pot) 1-1 1/2 tablespoons salt (to taste) 3 star anise 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns 3 cloves garlic Prepare the edamame by trimming away both ends with kitchen shears or a… Continue reading Chinese-Style Edamame

Cooked Lettuce with Oyster Sauce & Garlic

10 ounces romaine lettuce 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic (minced, about 2 tablespoons) 1 tablespoon light soy sauce (or to taste) 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (or vegetarian oyster sauce) 3 tablespoons water Separate the romaine into individual leaves. Wash the leaves clean, paying special attention to the base of the stems, which hold… Continue reading Cooked Lettuce with Oyster Sauce & Garlic

Creamy Maharashtrian Chole

1 can chick peas (I use Goya) 1 medium sized onion- diced 1 beefsteak tomato- diced 1 tbsp black mustard seeds 1 tbsp garam masala 3 cloves garlic– crushed and minced 1/2-1 tbsp freshly grated ginger 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tbsp turmeric 1 tbsp chili powder (or to taste) couple tbsp water salt- to… Continue reading Creamy Maharashtrian Chole

Chili Oil Noodles

Chili Oil: 1/2 tsp each: cumin seeds coriander seeds white sesame seeds red crushed pepper kashmiri red chili powder 1 clove 1/2 cinnamon stick 2-3 tbsp dry roasted unsalted peanuts 3 cloves garlic sliced 1/2 inch piece ginger sliced 1/4 cup neutral oil (grapeseed, canola, or vegetable) 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp sugar… Continue reading Chili Oil Noodles

Creamy Doenjang Pasta

Salt 1 pound linguine, bucatini or spaghetti 2 cups whole milk 1/4 cup doenjang (see Tip) 2 tablespoons mirin Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup unsalted butter Grated Parmesan, for serving Bring a large, wide pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high. Cook the pasta until about 2 minutes shy of al… Continue reading Creamy Doenjang Pasta

Hotel-Style Chicken Changezi

The spice mix: 2 tsp kashmiri chili powder 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp chaat masala 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/3 tsp kosher salt The chicken marinade: 4 chicken thighs boned and skinned. Cut into 3 pieces each 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp black pepper – butcher’s grind… Continue reading Hotel-Style Chicken Changezi

Chile-Oil Noodles With Cilantro

14 ounces dried udon noodles 1/4 cup chile oil with crunchy garlic 2 tablespoons pure sesame oil 2 teaspoons Sichuan chile oil, or to taste 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1/2 cup finely sliced garlic chives or scallions, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons store-bought fried shallots, crumbled by hand (optional) 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro… Continue reading Chile-Oil Noodles With Cilantro

Thai Massaman Chicken Curry

1 1/2 lb chicken breasts cut into cubes 4 oz massaman curry paste 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup coconut milk 1 large potato boiled, peeled and cut into cubes 1 medium onion thinly slices 20 whole cashews 2 teaspoons fish sauce 1 teaspoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt Heat cooking oil in a medium… Continue reading Thai Massaman Chicken Curry

Pressure Cooker Thai Red Curry Chicken

1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 to 4 tablespoons red curry paste Love Maesri brand 1 1/2 pound thin chicken breasts cut into 1-inch strips 1 can low-fat coconut milk unsweetened (Love Trader Joe’s) 1 to 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 jalapeno or Thai chili sliced (optional for spicy curry) 1 cup… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Thai Red Curry Chicken

Pressure Cooker Dum Aloo

10 baby potatoes peeled and cored from the top (save the carved out potato pieces) 2 tablespoons ghee 1 large yellow onion finely diced 2 teaspoons ginger grated 2 teaspoons garlic grated 2 tomatoes pureed 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 tablespoon Kashmiri red chili powder or any other mild red chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garam… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Dum Aloo

Pressure Cooker Chicken Kheema Pav

1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 tablespoon garlic grated 1 tablespoon ginger grated 1 large yellow onion diced 2 tomatoes diced 2 teaspoons Kashmiri red chili powder 1 teaspoon garam masala 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons ground coriander We lightly toasted the coriander seeds and then ground them… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Chicken Kheema Pav

Pantry Chili Oil Noodles

1 clove garlic minced 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon chili oil, or to taste 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/2 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar 1 4-ounce portion cooked lo mein noodles green onions, chopped cilantro, and crispy onions, Note: I used oil noodles (find them in the fridge section… Continue reading Pantry Chili Oil Noodles

Spicy Ramen with Egg

1 package instant ramen Korean brand preferred 1 tbsp butter 1 tsp garlic minced 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 egg lightly beaten 1 tsp everything bagel spice or to taste Cook the ramen according to the package directions and drain well. In a… Continue reading Spicy Ramen with Egg

Loco Moco Mazepan (Ramen Noodles With Sesame Ginger Garlic Beef)

3/4 pound ground beef 4 eggs* 120 grams dried or fresh ramen noodles sliced green onions Marinade 1 teaspoon grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, grated 1/3 cup diced white onion 2 tablespoon shoyu/soy sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Miso Gravy 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 2 cups… Continue reading Loco Moco Mazepan (Ramen Noodles With Sesame Ginger Garlic Beef)

Better-Than-Takeout Sesame Noodles

2 tbsp Chinese sesame paste 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil 2 tsp sugar 1 clove garlic minced 4 ounces dried noodles of choice toasted sesame seeds to finish chili flakes to finish In a large bowl, mix together the sesame paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil,… Continue reading Better-Than-Takeout Sesame Noodles