That’s the whole concept of tempura – once the oil is hot enough to begin bubbling, lightly battered food is dipped in it just long enough to flash cook it and to seal in the flavors. The batter actually protects the food from the oil and ensures the edibles are steamed, not fried, and that… Continue reading It’s Quick
True, the bamboo mat that’s part of a sushi kit is perfectly applied to its task, though so too is wrapping thinly-pounded steak around fresh vegetables in preparation for the grill. This forms an egg roll of sorts, though with flamed steak filling in quite nicely for the outer shell. Here’s a roll set on… Continue reading Roll with It
Signs of springtime become more prominent with every passing day. As the soil warms and sunshine returns, asparagus emerges and returns to our plates. Sure, it’s available throughout the warmer months (and frozen, year-round), but it’s only at peak, fresh and perfect, now, in spring’s all-too-brief interval between ice and sizzle. That’s what this journal… Continue reading Shreds of Evidence
When a country labels one of its culinary creations Aromatic Black Tiger Shrimp with Fresh Garden Vegetables, the kitchen had better draw people with enticing scents. Fortunately, today’s entry fulfils that mission, and then some. Actually, calling the aroma “enticing” understates its appeal. “Intoxicating” would be more accurate. Consider what goes into the sauce that… Continue reading Yes, Absolutely!
If the secret to good cooking is utilizing the best materials available, then today’s entry offers it. Stir Fry Chicken with Asparagus has only a few ingredients, at least compared with other recipes you’ve seen here, but when one of those is the season’s first (and best) asparagus, how can it not be superb? In… Continue reading Springtime!