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Lobster Sauce

23 Jul

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This is a sauce that I crave and I am not pregnant.

My Uncle Mario used to get Chinese takeout and share it with me when I was a little girl.

He was one of my favorite Uncles and this was his favorite meal.

1 1/3 pounds of ground pork

3 tablespoons vegetable oil or peanut oil

4 large minced garlic cloves

1 rounded teaspoon grated ginger

2 tablespoons rice wine or cooking sherry

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

One cup frozen peas

3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons water

One beaten egg

4 chopped scallions

Heat the 3 tablespoons of oil and add the ground pork.

Stir fry and break up the pork into small pieces.

Add the garlic, ginger, wine, chicken stock, sesame oil. sugar, salt and pepper.

Stir fry till the garlic and pork is cooked

Add the frozen peas and cook for another minute

Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook on high until the sauce starts to thicken.

Add the egg and stir it into the mixture for one minute.

Adjust your salt now. If you want you can use soy sauce but your sauce will get dark.

Top with the scallions

I serve this over udon noodles but rice is also great.

It is delicious to add 1/2 pound of large shrimp while it is cooking.

If you really want to be indulgent add 1/2 pound of lobster meat just to justify the name of the meal.

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Spicy Asian Noodles

16 Jul

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This is a fast pasta stir fry that is so satisfying.

3 tablespoons sesame oil

3 cloves chopped garlic

6 chopped scallions

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

10 ounces sliced mushrooms

1 stalk chopped celery

1 cup chopped broccoli

2 cups chopped bok choy

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup honey

3/4 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons Sriracha

2 cups steamed snow peas

12 ounces fettuccine pasta cooked a little firmer than normal

Heat the oil

Add the garlic and cook for one minute

Add the scallions, sesame seeds, celery, mushrooms and broccoli.

Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes

Take off the heat

Mix the soy sauce, honey, Sriracha and chicken broth and add to the vegetables.

Add the cooked pasta and mix everything together

This is delicious hot or cold

 

 

Asian Meatballs

9 Jul

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I love these

They are small so I think I can eat more and usually do.

One pound of ground pork

Two pounds of lean ground beef or chicken

3 good size minced garlic cloves

6 diced scallions

2 extra diced scallions for garnish

One cup Panko bread crumbs

3 heaping tablespoons Sriracha

1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Two eggs

Mix everything together like a meatball.

Form one inch balls

Place on a Silpac or parchment lined pan.

Bake in a a preheated oven for about 22 to 25 minutes.

Spicy Glaze

1/2 cup peach jam or orange marmalade

1/2 cup apricot jam

1 tablespoons soy sauce

3 to 4 tablespoons Sriracha

Heat in the microwave till’ everything blends about one minute.

You can use whatever jam or preserves you like but I like this combination.

Once the meatballs are cooked place them in the spicy glaze and toss.

Serve with pretty toothpicks.

Garnish with the diced scallions

If you don’t want the sweet glaze you can serve them with a honey mustard, yogurt sauce or just ketchup.