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nutella pie

No-Bake Nutella Pie

My kids and I were playing the game Pie Face the other day and it inspired me to post this easy peasy recipe for No-Bake Nutella Pie.  It has a fluffy, mousse-like texture and it is OMG delicious.  In fact, all of the guests I served it to recently mouthed “OMG” simultaneously after taking their first bite.  It only has 5 (count’em 5!) ingredients and you don’t even have to bake it.  We had so much fun making it and playing the game I just had post a livestream video of me doing both!  Go to my facebook.com/chefkatiechin fan page to check it out.  I like to buy Nutella from the gourmet section at Cost Plus World Market. Continue reading “No-Bake Nutella Pie” »

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Chicken Satay Pizza

Chicken Satay Pizza

I’m thrilled to work with my friends at Yeo’s USA for my live streaming interactive Katie Woks NOM cooking show today at 3pm PST (click here to sign on and participate in my show!)   I’m using Yeo’s yummy and authentic BBQ Satay sauce to make a delicious and easy Chicken Satay Pizza and Yeo’s Lychee Drink to make a sparkling Lychee Watermelon cocktail.  I marinated some chicken breasts using the yogurt curry chicken satay marinade from my cookbook Everyday Thai Cooking.  I grilled the chicken and cut it into thin slices.  Then I simply spread the Satay sauce on some store-bought naan flatbread and topped it with shredded carrots, beansprouts, cilantro, green onions, crushed peanuts, the chicken and some provolone cheese.   I made this for my girlfriends Ann, Olivia and Jodi last night and they all gave it a big thumbs up!  If you’re in a rush you could even skip marinating and grilling the chicken and cut up some leftover rotisserie chicken.  The light and refreshing Lychee Watermelon cocktail pairs great with the Chicken Satay Pizza and couldn’t be easier to make (Ann, Olivia and Jodi gave that a big thumbs up too!) Continue reading “Chicken Satay Pizza” »

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Wontons

BBQ Chicken Pizza Wontons

If you follow my Facebook Fan Page (facebook.com/chefkatiechin) you may have seen some of my livestreaming videos including Wacky Wonton Wednesdays where I experiment with non-traditional wonton recipes.  I was having pizza the other night with my twins and when my daughter Becca decided to order BBQ chicken pizza and a light bulb went on.  I mean, who doesn’t love the classic flavors in BBQ chicken pizza and what if they were all rolled into a pouch of deliciousness?  We whipped up the recipe and livestreamed these yummy BBQ Chicken Pizza Wontons that very day.  This is a great way to get your kids involved with cooking by helping to make these yummy snacks.  I promised to post the recipe so here it is!  Please like my Chef Katie Chin FB Fan Page and be on the lookout for my cooking videos and more Wacky Wonton Wednesday concoctions.   Please comment below with your Wacky Wonton ideas! Continue reading “BBQ Chicken Pizza Wontons” »

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Hong Kong Steak

Hong Kong Steak

Want to shake up your 4th of July BBQ this year?  Try this succulent, melt-in-your-mouth tender and delicious recipe for Hong Kong Steak.  The marinade couldn’t be easier and I guarantee it’ll give off fireworks at your get together.  You can get all of the ingredients for this Hong Kong Steak recipe at your local grocery store.  Wake up on 4th of July morning and toss the beef with the marinade ingredients in plastic baggie, place in your fridge and just throw on the grill when you’re ready to eat.  I like to serve this dish with a side of  baby bok choy.  You can find premium hoisin sauce in the gourmet section of Cost Plus World Market. 

Hong Kong Steak

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the marinade ingredients until blended. Pour the marinade ingredients in a large resealable plastic food storage bag. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and up to overnight.
  2. Pre-heat a grill to high heat and brush with oil. Remove the beef from the marinade and grill for 4-5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Slice beef thinly and serve immediately.
http://www.thesweetandsourchronicles.com/grilling-recipes/hong-kong-steak/

Hong Kong Steak

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Shrimp Har Gow

Shrimp Har Gow

If you’ve ever been to dim sum then you know how delicious these delicate and flavorful dumplings are.  They are one of the most popular dumplings offered at dim sum restaurants.  My kids can’t get enough of them (which I love because they’re so healthy — steamed and filled with lean protein from the shrimp) and we typically wipe out the dim sum lady’s cart of her har gow inventory (usually met with a frown).  What also makes them so delish is the dough which becomes shiny and transparent when steamed.  Unfortunately, you can’t make these dumplings with store-bought wrappers.  The key is making the har gow dough from scratch with non-glutinous wheat flour (wheat starch) which you can buy at Asian markets or on-line.  I know they may seem complicated but they are surprisingly easy to make especially if you prefer to try the beginner’s crimp technique using a fork to seal the dumplings (totally fine to do this and they still taste yummy!)  You can find premium dark sesame oil from the gourmet section at Cost Plus World Market. Continue reading “Shrimp Har Gow” »

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Shrimp Toast Shrimp Toast

I was in my hometown of Minneapolis last week promoting my new cookbook “Everyday Chinese Cookbook:  101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen.”  I was feeling pretty verklempt telling my legendary chef/restauranteur mother Leeann Chin’s incredible story (you can hear me tell by clicking here on PRI’s The World).  One of the most popular dishes on her restaurant  menu was Shrimp Toast.  Her eponymous restaurant chain must have served millions of this appetizer to her legion of fans.  My mother’s chain is still alive and well although she passed away 6 years ago.  Shrimp Toast was sadly taken off the menu a few years ago so I wanted to share her yummy recipe with all of you (whether you’re a Minnesotan or not)!   This recipe is quite easy to make and is completely addicting so I would double or triple the recipe for guests.   I like to get premium sesame oil from the gourmet section at Cost Plus World Market. 

Shrimp Toast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Dash of white pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • 5 slices white bread

Instructions

  1. Cut shrimp lengthwise into halves. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels.
  2. Mix shrimp, green onions, flour, water, egg, cornstarch, salt, sugar, sesame oil and white pepper.
  3. Heat oil (1 1/2 inches) in a wok or deep skillet to 350 degrees. Remove crusts from bread and cut each slice into four squares. Place 1-2 slices of shrimp with sauce on each bread square.
  4. Fry 4-5 shrimp toasts at a time for about 2 minutes or until golden brown turning frequently. Drain on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Serve immediately.
  5. Serves 6-8
http://www.thesweetandsourchronicles.com/chinese-food/shrimp-toast/

Shrimp Toast

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Raspberry Nutella Wontons

Raspberry Nutella Wontons

Oh yum!  How can this not be delicious?  My kids love Nutella as a special treat and one day I was watching them devour some of it spread on a bagel while I was eating a bowl of raspberries and then boom!  I got the idea to combine these two luscious things in a wonton for my new cookbook “Everyday Chinese Cookbook:  101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen.”  I just shot a how-to video of this recipe on littlethings.com.  Click here to view.  Whenever I’m browsing at Cost Plus World Market, I always pick up a few containers of Nutella in their gourmet foods section. Continue reading “Raspberry Nutella Wontons” »

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Thai Meatball Sub

Thai Meatball Sub

I created the recipe for this Thai Me Up Meatball Sub for a website that was featuring Thai Food Porn.  This sandwich is definitely NOT your father’s sub.  Beef meatballs are simmered in a Panaeng curry sauce and then dressed with Thai basil, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and shredded carrots, drizzled with more curry sauce and then garnished with chopped peanuts.   It’s tastes naughty but all the scintillating flavors come from good, clean ingredients like lean ground beef, fish sauce, coconut milk, ginger, Thai bail, chilies and kaffir lime leaf.  No heavy cheese or grilled onions to weigh you down here.  I like to get my premium coconut milk from the gourmet section of Cost Plus World Market. Continue reading “Thai Meatball Sub” »

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Spicy Thai Tofu with Spinach, Basil, and Peanuts(1)

With swimsuit season upon us, I thought I’d post this Spicy Thai Tofu with Spinach, Basil and Peanuts recipe from my Everyday Thai Cooking Cookbook that’s loaded with tons of flavor but very little fat.  I love the complex flavors from the oyster sauce, fish sauce, sherry, lime juice, garlic, ginger, and Thai basil in this dish.  While it’s a light dish, the tofu and peanuts give it a big boost of plant-based protein along with great crunchy texture from the nuts.   Try this out on Mondays for Meatless Monday with a side of quinoa or brown rice!  I like to get my premium oyster sauce from the gourmet section of Cost Plus World Market.

Continue reading “Spicy Thai Tofu with Spinach, Basil and Peanuts” »

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Spicy Beef Skewers

Spicy Beef Skewers from my Macy’s Tour

Don’t these skewers look like they could melt in your mouth?  Well, they are truly that tender and friends and fans in Houston, Chicago, NYC and DC were treated to this delicious appetizer from my new cookbook, “Everyday Chinese Cookbook:  101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen” as part of my six-city tour cooking demo/tasting and booksigning tour with Macy’s to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!  Next stops are Los Angeles on May 25th and San Francisco on May 26th.  Click here for more info!   I’m going to share this delicious recipe with you in a bit, but first let me share some highlights from the Macy’s tour. Continue reading “Spicy Beef Skewers” »

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