Saturday, May 24, 2014

Maangchi's Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

Mandu Soup
I have yet to meet a foodie - that would say no to a dumpling. 
I’m a big fan of dumplings and have been making won tons for most of my life.  Truth be told, I think I learned how to fold wontons before I could read or write.  However, I find myself at a turning point in my life and am in search of my inner Korean. I know my ancestors are shaking their heads at me.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cheesy Hash Brown Potato Souffle

Cheesy Hash Brown Potato Souffle
I've said it before and I’ll say it again; how can something so simple, taste so good?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Chinese Spinach with ginger, garlic and green onions

Chinese Spinach
When I drive up to Portland I always stop by Fubon (Asian grocer) to restock my pantry and see what’s fresh.  They have a vast selection of the usual suspects like bok choy and gai lan, as well as, many seasonal varieties that I have not seen or heard of before.  Today’s discovery was- Chinese Spinach.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Shrimp Fried Rice

Baby Shrimp Fried Rice
Fried rice is a regular visitor in my kitchen because it’s quick and easy.   In my house fried rice makes it to the table at least once a week and the rice of choice is usually Spam Fried Rice. That’s all good with me, because there’s always leftover rice, eggs in the fridge, peas in the freezer and a can of spam in the cupboard.

Today I'm changing it up and making shrimp fried rice.  Thank goodness I had a bag of bay shrimp in my freezer.  This would be excellent with larger shrimp, but all I had where those little guys.  If you do choose to class-up this humble fried rice with larger shrimp, add them just before you add the rice and cook them just until they are no longer pink. They will finish cooking along with the rice.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce Wraps
My lettuce wraps are... to die for - at least that’s what I have been told. Just fill, fold and eat!  They are not just delicious; they are loads of fun.

They are visually impressive and a palate pleaser.  Lettuce wraps are thought of as a restaurant dish and appear too exotic and time consuming to whip up at home.  Not true, they are easy – easy – easy.