Month: June 2008

Fluffy Battered Salt & Pepper Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 lb peeled raw shrimp, tails intact 1 cup flour 1 cup club soda salt black pepper canola oil Directions: In a shallow bowl, whisk together the club soda, flour, salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a large saucepan or skillet, enough […]

Double Ginger Carrot Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 cup shredded carrots 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons canola oil 1/3 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 2 inch knob ginger, grated zest of 1/2 lemon 1 egg, at room temperature cinnamon cream cheese frosting Directions: Preheat […]

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:4 oz cream cheese, softened1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon Directions:Beat all ingredients until smooth. Spread on cooled cupcakes or cake. My thoughts: Tasty, simple icing that is great on spice cake. Quick tip: if it is very hot weather, keep the frosting refrigerated until you are almost […]

Yogurt & Herb Two Potato Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb red skin potatoes, cubed 1 1/2 lb purple potatoes, cubed 2 stalks celery, diced 1 bunch scallions, greens and white parts, diced for the dressing: 150 g (5.3 oz) Greek yogurt 3 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/3 cup chives, cut into 1/4 inch pieces 1/4 cup chopped […]

Seasoned Potato Wedges

Ingredients:1 1/2 lb red skin potatoes, cut into wedges*olive oil saltblack peppergarlic powdersmoked paprika Directions:Bring a pot of water to boil. Drop in the potatoes, return to a boil and boil the potatoes for 3-5 minutes. You do not want to completely cook, you just want to get them started […]

Coconut Pancakes with Cardamom Syrup

Ingredients: for the pancakes: 1 3/4 cups flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter 3 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut natural flavor blend* 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs for the syrup: 1/2 cup golden syrup 1/2 tablespoon […]

Ginger Peach Streusel Cake

Ingredients: for the cake: 2 cups flour2 cups sliced fresh peaches3/4 cup sugar1/4 cup milk1/4 cup sour cream1/4 cup butter, at room temperature2 teaspoons baking powder3 drops ginger extract*1/2 teaspoon salt1 egg, at room temperature for the streusel:1/4 cup butter, at room temperature1/2 cup sugar1/3 cup flour1 teaspoon ground ginger […]

Shrimp & Scallop Noodle Bowl

Ingredients:for the sauce:1 1/4 cup shrimp stock2 inch knob ginger, sliced2 inch knob galangal, sliced1 stalk lemongrass, sliced1 teaspoon palm sugar dissolved in 1/4 cup soy sauce1/4 teaspoon cornstarch for the stir fry:3/4 lb shrimp3/4 lb scallop6 oz fresh shiitake mushrooms2 carrots, in matchsticks2 head Shanghai cabbage, sliced in 1/4 […]

Chipotle Cheddar Spread

Ingredients: 3 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar 6 chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped 6 tablespoons mayonnaise 4 teaspoons adobe sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce salt white pepper to serve: 4 hamburger patties* hamburger rolls Directions: Mash together all of the ingredients with a fork in a medium bowl. Grill hamburgers […]

Dragon Fruit Sorbet

Ingredients: 2 dragon fruits (also known as pitaya or pitahaya) 3/4 cup cold water 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon agave nectar or simple syrup Directions: Cut the dragon fruit in half. Scoop out the flesh. Reserve the halves for serving, if desired. Freeze the halves until you are ready […]