Sunday, March 10, 2013

SMP Meal Inspirations - Asian Invasion

For my first installment of meal inspiration I found myself leaning towards the theme Asian Invasion. I have never made anything with teryaki or with sesame seed oil before, so I have added them to my shopping list and can't wait to share an update of when I make them myself :-)

Update will be at the bottom of this post. 

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Chinese Water Dumplings:

portions of bread flour mixed with plain flour
fresh pork
Chinese cabbage/wombok/nappa cabbage
Chinese chives or leeks
sesame oil
white pepper
soy sauce
Bourbon Chicken:

2 pounds boneless chicken breasts; cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil; (1-2)
1 garlic clove; crushed
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch; (if thick sauce desired)
Oven-Barbecued Asian Chicken:

1 bunch scallions
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon Asian hot sauce, such as Sriracha, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (see Tips)
4 bone-in chicken thighs (1 1/4-1 1/2 pounds total), skin removed, trimmed
4 chicken drumsticks (1-1 1/4 pounds total), skin removed, trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Tips: Chinese five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. Look for it in the spice section of the supermarket or with other Asian ingredients.
Slowcooker Asian Pork:

1.5 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp. salt
1 (2.5 lb.) center cut pork roast
3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup brown sugar or honey
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 (2″) knob ginger, peeled and grated
4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
6 scallions, sliced, white parts separated from green
1 oz. dried shiitake (or other) mushrooms
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 cup snap peas, halved
cornstarch slurry, optional
Sesame Chicken:

1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
.5 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp black sesame seeds
Teriyaki Chicken Fillet With Sesame:

Boneless chicken thigh (thinly sliced)
Teriyaki sauce
Sesame oil
Sesame seed
Corn flour
Asian Broccoli with Garlic and Ginger:

2 Tablespoons oil
1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger (peeled)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
approximately 6 cups broccoli florets
3+ Tablespoons water or chicken broth
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1 teaspoon Vietnamese fish sauce
crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

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