Archive for the ‘Chinese Food’ Category

postheadericon Kung Pao Tofu

Looking to put the POW in your Kung Pao?  Look no further because my simple vegetarian take on this classic Szechuan recipe is loaded with yummy flavors from the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, srircha and Chinese rice wine and some POWerful protein from the tofu and peanuts.  For a vegan version, just replace [...]

postheadericon Beef with Broccoli

We just launched my Chef Katie You Tube Channel.  Hooray!  I wanted to share the latest and greatest video with you -Beef with Broccoli – so click and take a peek.  We’ll be posting a new fresh and fabulous Asian cooking video every week so please subscribe and learn how to cook with me!  We’d love your [...]

postheadericon Clams in Black Bean Sauce

There’s something sultry about this dish.  It’s earthy, aromatic, salty, slippery and a bit a spicy.  Don’t confuse Chinese black beans with Mexican black beans.  Chinese black beans are also known as fermented or salted black beans and are made from fermented soy beans.  They are pungent and quite strong so it’s important to soak [...]

postheadericon Chinese New Year Menu

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!!!  Chinese New Year falls on Friday, January 31st!  Welcome to the Year of the Horse.  I wanted to share my favorite dishes for Chinese New Year so you can start planning your own celebration.  I always serve Long Life Noodles for longevity (the longer the noodle, the longer the life!), a [...]

postheadericon Firecracker Shrimp

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!  Happy Chinese New Year!  Chinese New Year is Friday, January 31st and it is the Year of the Horse.  Chinese New Year is a very special holiday as everything you eat on this day and everything you do determines how your entire year will unfold. Chinese people eat things like Long [...]

postheadericon Chocolate Dipped Holiday Fortune Cookies

Looking for some good fortune this holiday season?  These chocolate dipped holiday fortune cookies are a huge hit every year.  I couldn’t resist reposting this fun recipe because the cookies are so unique.  Make these and you’ll be the talk of the Holiday Cookie exchange    I like to package them up in holiday themed Chinese [...]

postheadericon Sweet and Sour Chicken

“Without the sour, the sweet wouldn’t be as sweet.”  I just love that quote.  We’ve had our share of sour lately (I won’t go into it but we were left nanny-less in the middle of throwing several book launch parties).  In the scheme of things though (especially after hearing about the hurricane in the Philipines), [...]

postheadericon Walnut Shrimp

Besides the Real Housewives of ______ (fill in the blank), Walnut Shrimp is my guilty pleasure.  If you’ve had this crispy, creamy, sweet and citrusy dish with prawns and crunchy honey glazed walnuts, you know exactly what I mean.  This is not an everyday recipe I make on busy weeknights.  It takes some extra steps [...]

postheadericon Chinese Chicken Salad

Did you know that Chinese Chicken Salad was supposedly invented at Madame Wu’s in the 1960′s when she served it to Cary Grant?   Legend has it that he went wild for it and asked her to put it on the menu.  I’ve been to China before and the salads there are completely different than [...]

postheadericon Shrimp Fried Rice

I remember coming home from cross country ski practice with a ravenous appetite.  Yep, I grew up in Minnesota and I often cross country skied to school during snow storms.  I was terrible and won “Most Improved” at the end of the school year, a title they made up just for me!  On many of [...]