Korean Chicken Wings with Soy Ginger Glaze

Okay. So, as far as I’m concerned, a girl cannot have enough chicken wing recipes. Every new recipe I find becomes my new fave. This is lipsmacking duh-duh-duhLIOCIOUS! I’m a wing kind of girl. Turkey at Thanksgiving? No, thanks — I’ll just take the wing. Slices of roast chicken? Nope — just the wings please. […]

Pork and Lemongrass Meatballs in Lettuce Cups

It’s been a lemongrass kind of weekend. I decided to try four new recipes — each required lemongrass — lemony, gingery and so fragrant. Wish I could figure out how to make it into a perfume. So, I began with these pork and lemongrass meatballs for dinner last night — continued with the yummy chicken […]

Broccoli Beef in Black Bean Sauce

Oh my gosh! I had this for dinner last night and lunch today — easy to make and so full of flavor! My local grocery store had small packages of carne asada beef — $2.12, and I made half of the recipe below and had enough for two meals along with some jasmine coconut rice. I […]

Better Than PF Chang’s Minced Chicken and Pine Nuts in Lettuce Cups

Oh my gosh! Oh my GOSH! OH MY GOSH!!! I have been a PF Chang’s Lettuce Cup fanatic FOREVER! But you know that little Chinese restaurant near Mom’s house — the one just off Mission Blvd? Their Minced Chicken and pine nutsin Lettuce Cups are EVEN BETTER! I’ve written to them begging for the recipe […]

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Ginger and Black Bean Sauce

I love the green beans at Yank Sing in San Francisco — I’m not brave enough to cook with the dried shrimp they use, but this recipe is pretty close in taste to the original. 1 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 Tbs. Chinese black bean sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee brand) 1 Tbs. rice […]

Asian Noodle Salad

Salad 1 lb. linguine 1/8 c. sesame oil 1 – 2 ½ lb already roasted chicken, skinned, boned, shredded. 1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 c. snow peas, lightly steamed, then refreshed in cool water (or thaw a box of frozen snow peas – – easier!) 1-2 jalapeno chilies […]

Indonesian Corn Fritters

THESE    ARE     KILLER! My wonderful friend Cindy took Lisa and I out to Lisa’s favorite restaurant in Santana Row for my birthday.  We started with these fantastic corn fritters — and then we had another order — and then ANOTHER order! Unbelievably delicious and easy to make.  Don’t freak out by the […]

Chicken, Coconut and Galangal Soup

DTOM KHAA GAI — This is an absolutely delicious soup – – a lemongrass infused chicken stock, enriched with coconut milk.  I plan to make this through this winter.  The galangal is important to the recipe – it gives the soup its unique flavor. Serves 4 by the cup, or 2 as a larger portion 2 […]

Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Caramelized Pork

For the noodles: 8 oz. dried rice vermicelli For the pork: 1/4 cup sugar 2 large shallots, sliced, or 5 scallions (white parts only), chopped 2 tsp. fish sauce 2 tsp. soy sauce Pinch salt 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 1-1/2 lb. pork loin or sirloin, sliced into large pieces about 1/4-inch thick For the garnishes: […]

Saigon Garlic-Lemongrass Wings

Great appetizer or light entree — terrific flavor! Be sure to let the wings marinate at least 4 hours — and 24 hours is even better! 12 whole chicken wings (2 ½ to 3 lbs) 4 cloves garlic, peeled ¾ c. chopped shallots 1 piece (1 inch) fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 2 stalks […]