Archive for January, 2013

postheadericon Coconut Shrimp with Ginger Lime Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Ginger Lime Sauce I couldn’t resist re-posting this amazing and easy  Coconut Shrimp recipe!    You’ll score a touch down at your Super Bowl party with these Coconut Shrimp.  Crispy, sweet and tender and served with a tangy orange lime dipping sauce, this Coconut Shrimp recipe is a breeze to make and fries up quickly.   I would double or even triple this recipe because they’re so popular and totally unexpected at a Super Bowl get together.   Continue reading “Coconut Shrimp with Ginger Lime Sauce” »

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postheadericon Touchdown Chili Garlic Chicken Wings

Super Bowl Chili Garlic Chicken Wings

These spicy, sweet and sticky wings will add a fabulous Asian twist to your Super Bowl Party!  The chicken wings are tossed in flour seasoned with Five Spice powder and then deep fried until crispy and golden brown.  The chicken wings are then mixed in a sauce of sweet Thai chili sauce, srircha sauce, butter, fish sauce and ginger and garlic.  I like to throw them in the oven for about 15 minutes to finish them off and then brush with a bit more of the sweet Thai chili sauce before serving.  You’ll score extra points when you serve these wings to your hungry crowd!! Continue reading “Touchdown Chili Garlic Chicken Wings” »

postheadericon Thai Veggie Tofu Stir-fry

veggie tofu

Here’s another one for the Meatless Mondays file.   This simple recipe couldn’t be more delicious or easier to make.  The salty and sweet flavors from the fish sauce and oyster sauce come together beautifully with the heat from the chili-garlic sauce.  A touch of sherry enhances the flavors and aroma in this dish resulting in a gorgeous dish.

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Lemon Chicken recipe

Love me, love my lemon chicken.  Pucker up, folks, because this lemon chicken is out of this world!  The batter fries up incredibly light crispy and the sauce is bright, fresh and of course, super duper lemony.  It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart (like me, according to my hubby…haha) and is great to serve at a dinner party because you can keep the chicken warm in the oven during cocktail hour and simply heat up the sauce and pour it over the chicken just before serving dinner.

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postheadericon Thai Quinoa “Fried Rice”


Although this recipe isn’t really fried “rice” it is prepared just like authentic Thai fried rice but instead of rice I’m using quinoa (pronounced keen-wah).   If you didn’t already know, quinoa is truly a super food.  Not only is it low in calories it is a complete protein, meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids.  It’s also rich in lysine, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, and fiber.  Who knew?  Although it’s actually a seed it’s prepared like a whole grain and has a slight nutty taste.  Quinoa can be quite bland so it’s not the most exciting thing to serve on its own.   I decided to marry some quinoa with the salty, sweet, sour and hot flavors found in in Thai fried rice and it was a match made in heaven!

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Hi! I’m Katie Chin, an Asian food expert, cookbook author, tv host and food blogger. I'm also a mom, so I know what it takes to get dinner on the table in a busy household. I specialize in everyday Asian recipes for real people on real schedules and real budgets. more

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