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Friday, June 16, 2017

Chicken Chow Mein


Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Chicken Chow Mein

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Estimated Servings: 4

Chicken

1 pound chicken, cut into pieces

1. To make marinade, add all the ingredients listed above, except for chicken and oil, into a bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Pour marinade over chicken, mix to coat chicken with marinade, and allow to marinate chicken for 10 minutes at room temperature.
3. Turn stove on high and oil to wok or frying pan.
4. When oil is hot, place chicken in the wok in a layer. Cook chicken for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly golden brown. Be careful not to overcook the chicken. Transfer chicken on a plate and set aside.
Noodles

8 cups water
1 pound chow mein noodles

1. Bring water to a boil and cook the noodles until slightly al dente according to the directions on the package.
2. Rinse and drain noodles. Set aside.

Vegetables

1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup sliced red bell pepper

1. Turn stove on high heat and add oil to a wok.
2. When oil gets hot, add in ginger, garlic and chili flakes stir frying them for a few seconds until fragrant.
3. Add in the vegetables stir frying for 2-3 minutes until cooked but still has a slight crunch.
4. Transfer to plate and set aside.

Stir fry sauce


Add sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk until sugar is completely dissolved.

Assemble

1 cup bean sprouts
2 scallions, cut into 2 inch pieces

1. Turn stove on high and add in oil.
2. When oil is hot, add in cooked noodles, chicken, vegetables, and stir fry sauce.
3. Stir fry all ingredients for 2-3 minutes until they are coated with the sauce and chicken and noodles are fully cooked.
4. Add in bean sprouts and green onions and toss it up with the rest of ingredients.
5. Transfer to plate and top with black pepper. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thịt Kho Tàu / Caramelized Pork and Eggs


Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Thịt Kho Tàu - Caramelized Pork and Eggs

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Estimated Servings: 4-5

Marinate the pork

2 pounds pork shoulder, cubed into 2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced red onions

1. In a large bowl, add the ingredients listed above, mix it up, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
2. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Assemble the dish

1 tablespoon chopped ginger
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped red onions
2 cups water
¼ cup chopped green onions

1. Turn your stove on medium high heat and pour oil into a large pot.
2. When oil is hot, add in the ginger, garlic, and onion stir frying them until fragrant.
3. Add the marinated pork coating it with the ginger, garlic and onion browning the pork on all sides.
4. Pour in coco soda, water and add the eggs making sure to submerge them in the liquid distributing them evenly throughout the pot. Then turn the stove down to medium low, and allow to simmer while you make the caramel.
5. To make the caramel pour a small ladle of the liquid from the pork and eggs in a small pot. Add in the sugar and turn stove on medium. Continuously stir the sugar in the liquid until it turns into a golden-brown caramel. Pour the caramel into the pot of pork and eggs.
6. When the pork and eggs comes to a boil, skim the foam off the top of the liquid, turn stove down to low, cover the pot with a lid, and braise the pork and eggs for about 45 minutes or until the pork is tender. Make sure to taste and adjust seasoning if needed. For a darker color and saltier flavor, dark soy sauce can be added.
7. Turn off the heat and pour in green onions reserving a small amount for garnish.
8. Plate the pork and eggs on a serving plate making sure to pour the sauce on top and sprinkle chopped green onions on top. Serve with steamed rice and pickled mustard greens.

Enjoy!

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs that are Easy to Peel


Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Servings: 8 boiled eggs

2 cups water

1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil and carefully and gently add in the eggs.
2. Cover pot with a lid and steam the eggs for 10 minutes on high heat.
3. Turn off the heat and use a spoon to carefully place the eggs in large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
4. Tap all sides of the egg and roll them between your hands and the shell will easily come apart from the egg.

Enjoy!

How to Cook White Rice in a Rice Cooker


Ingredients & Cooking Directions for Steamed Rice

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Estimated Servings: 4-5

3 cups water

1. Pour rice into rice cooker pot and rinse rice until water runs clear.
2. Pour water into rice pot and dry the bottom of rice pot with kitchen towel.
3. Place in rice cooker, close the lid and set it to cook for 15-20 minutes or according the “white rice” cooking function.
4. Fluff rice with rice paddle before serving.

Enjoy!