Archive for the 'Asian' Category

Jul 04 2013

Vegan Pho with Grilled Eggplant and Mushrooms

Happy Pho of July! This Fourth of July celebrate your patriotism with a bowl of a soon-to-be American classic. Living in Chicago, a quintessential melting pot, I’ve tried a wide variety of international cuisine in very intimate, authentic, and mom & pop style eateries. Whether it’s pot-stickers, samosas, baba ghanoush, or pierogies, what was ten […]

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Aug 10 2012

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad with Garlic-Ginger Lime Chicken Satays

Published by under Asian,Chicken,Poultry,Salads,Thai

Plate Your Passion’s Favorite 2012 Summertime Salad Enthusiasts of Plate your Passion may already recognize my affinity for salads; the versatility and the creativity of the salad are infinite. It is no wonder that the salad dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. In fact the word salad is derived from the Latin word […]

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Jan 15 2012

Shrimp and Peapods with Bell-peppers and Mint in a Garlic-Ginger Chili Sauce

Published by under Asian,Seafoods,Shrimp

Chinese Take-out Part Deux “What the heck?” That’s what I exclaimed the last time I opened my Chinese take-out box, rummaging for the shrimp and peapods.  I ordered #43 from the menu “shrimp and peapods.” But to my dismay, I found four pitiful shrimp the size of jelly beans and five stringy, yellowish overcooked peapods. […]

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Oct 02 2011

Thai Pineapple-Coconut Curry Mussels

Published by under Asian,Seafoods

Entertain with an Exotic Appetizer The other day our dear friends Lizette and Marcin came over for a relaxing Indian summer evening on our rooftop deck. We started out the evening with a mussels appetizer that had a bit of kick, lots of flavor, and juicy plump mussels. This recipe is inspired by a waterfront […]

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Dec 23 2010

Kung Pao Chicken

Published by under Asian,Poultry

Chinese Carry-in Part 2 Ingredients 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into 1 inch chunks 2 tablespoons white wine 2 tablespoons aged soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided 2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons chicken stock 1 cup chicken stock 1 tablespoon hot chile paste 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons […]

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Dec 06 2010

Spicy Thai Beef with Peppers

Published by under Asian,Beef

Spicy Thai Beef with Tri-color Peppers BBWWB Day 2 On Tuesday, I brought to the table a Thai carry out favorite of Burak’s but with an extra punch of flavors and colors. In addition to bold soy sauces, chilies, and fresh herbs, I added red, orange, and yellow bell peppers for a sweetness to balance […]

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