Category: Asian

Sheet Pan Shenanigans

I like getting inducted into the latest culinary trend, and I rely on my Number One Fan to keep me educated on what those are.  Apparently when she’s not reading mine, she follows a bunch of other food bloggers.  There are some very creative chefs turned bloggers out there, or perhaps it’s the other way

So, Soy Me!

I can’t imagine a refrigerator without a bottle of soy sauce in it.  For our household, it’s a staple, like salt, pepper or ketchup.  It is readily available, versatile and admittedly underused in my daily cooking repertoire; more often brought out only when we order Chinese take-out but don’t want to exhaust ourselves opening those

Oven “Fried” Crab Rangoon

This recipe originally was posted on an unknown website visited by my Number One Fan called, “Baked Cream Cheese Won-tons” and they were made with shrimp.  When I read it, I realized this was an amended version of a classic Cantonese appetizer I’ve seen on countless Chinese restaurant menus, Crab Rangoon.  I was intrigued with

Asian Shrimp Spring Rolls

Chinese New Year occurs around the same time as Mardi Gras, both of which are based on the lunar cycle.  I find that interesting, and basically both are a seasonal excuse for eating, drinking and, well, you know…partying!  Any reason to party is a good reason.  So, my Number One Fan and I were trying

Crock Pot Asian Country Style Ribs

The country-style ribs that you see in the grocery store are in fact not ribs at all. Country-style ribs are cut from the blade end of the loin close to the pork shoulder. They are meatier than other rib cuts. They contain no rib bones, but instead may contain parts of the shoulder blade or

Soba Noodles with Shrimp & Tomatoes

I always have frozen peeled, de-veined shrimp in the freezer and combining that ingredient with pasta seems to be my go-to dish when I’m in the mood for something relatively easy, fast and light.  It seems there are all manner of ways to combine these two ingredients based on the kind of pasta you might

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