Category Archives: Asian Food

Vaguely Asian Honey Tomato Chicken Thighs: a Quick and Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

Vaguely Asian Honey Tomato Chicken Thighs: a Quick and Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

ShareTweet Chicken thighs… how I love chicken thighs. If chicken parts were to wrestle, they would take down the bland chicken breast any time, any place. This week, I threw a Costco sized pack of boneless skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot along with a few ingredients I grabbed in the pantry and everyone askedContinue Reading

Asian Bacon Brussel Sprouts Girl and the Goat Style

Asian Bacon Brussel Sprouts Girl and the Goat Style

ShareTweet If you’re not from Chicago, you may not have heard about The Girl and the Goat, Stephanie Izard‘s restaurant on West Randolph. Like the name implies, the 4th season Top Chef winner serves up a fantastic goat leg that will melt in your mouth. She also has a pig face dish that you mustContinue Reading

Coconut Fried Rice

Coconut Fried Rice

ShareTweet Leftover rice is pure gold. Nice and stale after a few days in the fridge, a bowl of leftover rice is the key to throwing together an amazing bowl of fried rice. Having leftover coconut fried rice just takes things up to an even more delicious level. Sweet and salty coconut fried rice isContinue Reading

Chicken Thighs on the Grill: a Three Ingredient Marinade Yields Perfection

Chicken Thighs on the Grill: a Three Ingredient Marinade Yields Perfection

ShareTweet This summer I’ve fallen passionately in love with chicken thighs. How have I lived this long without their perfection in my life? Chicken thighs are moist, flavorful, and very forgiving of hot, hot grills. It’s almost like they’re undercover by posing as a member of the chicken family. I’d had them before, but hadContinue Reading

Soy Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes and a New Approach to Feeding Picky Eaters

Soy Glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes and a New Approach to Feeding Picky Eaters

ShareTweet I love sweet potatoes. I love them baked. I love them mashed with butter and crunchy flakes of salt. I love them in kielbasa stew and in hand pies. I love them forgotten to bathe in the fat of a slowly roasting chicken. But no matter how much you love something, no matter how muchContinue Reading

Beautiful Roast Duck with Crackling, Crispy Skin

Beautiful Roast Duck with Crackling, Crispy Skin

ShareTweet How do you like your duck? I’ll take mine a number of ways. On the bone. Off the bone. Just the breast with a simple honey sauce. But if we’re talking about the whole duck, then I have to have it slow roasted until the skin is so crispy, sweet and glossy that itContinue Reading

Sweet Asian Chicken Thighs Inspire Highly Inappropriate Thoughts

Sweet Asian Chicken Thighs Inspire Highly Inappropriate Thoughts

ShareTweet Chicken thighs are sexy. There’s just something about the eroticism of the word thigh, combined with the utterly boring blandness of chicken, that appeals to me. That probably makes me something of a degenerate, but it is what it is. Chicken thighs are sexy, especially when they’re slick with a sweet Asian glaze. ThisContinue Reading

Tealightful Gift Basket Giveaway

Tealightful Gift Basket Giveaway

ShareTweet I come from a family of passionate tea drinkers. My mother and sister like their tea sweet and milky. They start their day with a steaming cup, and go through another 2 or 3 throughout the day. My mother in law also loves tea, but she prefers hers to be fruity and fragrant, andContinue Reading

Making Homemade Tuna Tartare Appetizer

Making Homemade Tuna Tartare Appetizer

ShareTweet Making tuna tartare is easy. Finding the right piece of fish to serve is the hard part. To be safe serving raw tuna, you have to get intimate with it to feel comfortable. No ordinary supermarket tuna will do. You need to know its story, to understand where it came from, how it wasContinue Reading

Skirt Steak with a Homemade Teriyaki Glaze

Skirt Steak with a Homemade Teriyaki Glaze

ShareTweet I have many store bought Asian marinades and sauces in my cupboards. I reach for them all the time on hectic nights. But my favorite Asian sauce is this homemade teriyaki glaze that comes together in a few minutes on the stove. It’s a little sweet to balance out all the saltiness, and fillsContinue Reading

Spicing Things Up with Sun Bird Seasonings

Spicing Things Up with Sun Bird Seasonings

ShareTweet I’ve blogged before about my exploding spice cabinet, dangerous teetering stacks of spices above my sink that continue to grow regularly. I’m a spice addict; life is just more interesting with vibrant saffron, perfumed vanillas, and, my current favorite, smoky ancho chilli pepper. But when it comes to Asian dishes, I usually turn toContinue Reading

>Fun for the Whole Family: Sushi Party 101

ShareTweet >I love having sushi parties. When my friend Yumi first initiated me into the secrets of sushi, I didn’t believe her. I felt as though I was trespassing in a forbidden world and couldn’t believe how easy it was. The wow and fun factors are high, but the effort and cost are low. AllContinue Reading

>Grilled Fish with Kabayaki Sauce and the Steamy Kitchen Cookbook Review

ShareTweet >I love Asian flavors, but I don’t often cook with them. My comfort zone is more in the heavy cream and butter zone of the kitchen. But I love it when a cookbook inspires me to get out of my saucy French habits, and play around with more exotic flavors. It’s really about lettingContinue Reading

An Asian Summer Salad to Inaugurate my New Kitchen

ShareTweet Chefdruck’s Tasty TuesdayNow that I’m home from BlogHer, I’m finally ready to settle down into my new life in Ohio. The first order of business, even before dealing with the piles in the corner of every room of our house, is getting back into the kitchen, and start cooking again. Most of my newContinue Reading