Month: January 2007

Mango & Sticky Rice

Ingredients: 2 mangoes, sliced 2 cups sticky rice (also frequently labeled “glutenous rice” or “sweet rice”) 14 oz coconut milk 1/2 cup light brown sugar Directions: In a medium bowl, cover the rice in warm water. Allow to soak 1 hour. Rinse and drain. Place in a large pot with […]

Meatloaf Surprise!

Ingredients:1 small onion minced2 eggs2 pounds very lean ground beef1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered10 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry3 cups of tomato puree or crushed tomatoes3/4 cup bread crumbs1/2 cup water1/2 cup parsley1/4 grated Parmesan1/4 cup green onions1/4 cup milk1/4 cup sour cream1 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon […]

Steamed Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao)

Ingredients: dough: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup warm milk 1/3 cup warm water 4 tablespoons sugar 1/4 oz active dry yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling: 8 dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated in 1/2 cup water, water reserved 1 1/2 cup char siu 1/2 cup chopped green onion 2 tablespoons cornstarch, […]

Char Siu (Chinese Barbecued Pork)

  Ingredients: 1.5 lbs boneless pork rib, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 3 inch wide strips 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 3 tablespoons rice wine 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon sesame seed paste 1 tablespoon grated lime peel 1 teaspoon grated […]

Sesame Marinated Steak on Spinach and Soba Noodles

Ingredients:2 green onions, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 fresh green chili pepper, minced1 lb tender beef steak (we used 1 inch thick piece of top round)1/4 cup dark soy sauce1/4 cup rice wine (sake)2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, crushed*1 tablepsoon lime juice1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 2 […]

Tropical Blondies

Ingredients: 2 cups light brown sugar1 1/4 cup flour2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/4 cup shredded coconut2 eggs, at room temperature6 tablespoons butter, melted2 teaspoons rum2 teaspoons baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or spray with cooking spray with flour one 8 inch square baking […]

Carrot Spice Muffins

Ingredients:2 cups shredded carrot1 1/2 cups flour1/2 cup whole wheat flour1 1/4 cup sugar1 cup applesauce1/2 cup oil2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger2 teaspoons vanilla2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon allspice1/4 teaspoon cloves1 teaspoon mace1/4 teaspoon salt3 large eggs Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or line 20 wells […]

Chinese-style Stuffed Cabbage

Ingredients: Filling: 12 dried shiitake mushrooms 8 large cabbage leaves 1 carrot, julienned 1 onion, julienned 2 stalks celery, julienned 2 oz dried bean thread noodles 1 /2 cup fresh hon-shimeji mushrooms, sliced 1/4 cup green onions 1 tablespoon oil Sauce: 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon soy sauce […]

Cuba Libre Cupcakes

Ingredients:1 cup flour1 cup sugar1/2 cup coca cola1/2 cup butter1/4 cup milk3 tablespoons dutch processed cocoa2 tablespoons rum1 tablespoon lime juice1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 egg Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour 1 12 cupcake cupcake pan. In a small saucepan, heat butter, […]

Chocolate Rum Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 tablespoons dutch process cocoa 1 tablespoon good rum Directions: In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients until smooth. Use to frost cool cupcakes or cake. My thoughts: Chocolate and rum are a great pair […]