Shrimp Fried Rice is one of our favorite dishes when we get take-out. After the success of our Japanese Steakhouse Fried Rice, we decided to tackle our other favorite fried rice recipe. Like our other fried rice recipe, this one uses day old rice and cooks super fast. The fried rice that you get from take-out utilizes smaller sized shrimp, but we used full size shrimp to turn this side dish into an entree! Check out our recipe below.
I was walking through the mall the other day when a random lady ran up to me and offered me some bourbon chicken. I usually do not take random food from strangers, but she looked like she worked at the restaurant at the food court so that was good enough for me. I am glad … Read moreBourbon Chicken
Dana and I love Chinese Takeout. However, the last time we ordered from our favorite joint we got sick. So we have halted on our orders. So I decided to try to make one of our favorite dishes at home. Beef with String Beans is simple, delicious and could not be that hard to replicate. … Read moreBeef with String Beans
I am always looking for new ways to cook beef. I have made stir-frys’ in the past but none of them were Szechwan. What is Szechwan Cuisine? Well Szechwan means originating from the Sichuan Province of southwestern China. I is known for bold flavors, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers¹. This stir-fry … Read moreSzechwan Beef Stir-Fry
The other day I walked into the supermarket and discovered 1.99 a pound thin cut New York strip steaks. Although a little thin for grilling as steaks, they were perfect for making kabobs. So I started some rice in the rice cooker and then went to creating a Asian BBQ sauce. Asian BBQ Beef Kabobs … Read moreAsian BBQ Beef Kabobs
The other day I went out to run some errands and I saw a Long John Silvers (LJS). I hadn’t had it in years and wanted to try it out. Wow, it was the worst idea ever! I was barely able to eat 1/4 of the fish and 2 of the 6 shrimp. It was … Read moreEasy Beef Stir-fry
The other day I wanted something quick to eat. Nothing screams fast, like stir-fry. So I decided to go and see what looked good at the market. I found some broccoli and bell peppers. Plus, Dana loves water chestnuts so I added a can of those. To be honest, they are my favorite part too. A Stir-fry does not have to be complicated. A little garlic and ginger and you can make almost any veggie taste awesome.
Overall this stir-fry took 12 minutes from start to finish.
The other day I went to the store and they had sirloin steaks on sale. So I picked a few up. I wanted to try something new so I decided to make Asian Style Beef Kabobs. I wanted to do a skewer that was reminiscent of a Stir-fry. So I skewered broccoli, whole water chestnuts, peppers and onions. Then I created a nice marinade that was thick and could grab onto the meat and vegetables. This was a great meal. The meat and veggies came out perfect.
I wanted to make a fried Udon Dish, but I could not find Udon noodles for the life of me. I checked the stores close to me and the closest thing I could find was Chow Mein Noodles. I know they are not even close, but they worked great. If you can find Udon feel free to substitute it instead of the chow mein. No matter what noodle you use, this dish is fantastic.
The noodles were fried just long enough to give them some color from the pan. Fantastic!
The other day I was craving some Chinese takeout, but figured that I should make my own. So I did. I made a healthier version of Kung Pao Chicken. Normally the chicken is deep fried, but to change things up a bit, I decided to stir-fry the chicken. The recipe came out super tasty.
Serve over rice for the ultimate take-out at home.
Last week I visited the Upper King Street Farmers Market again. This time I picked up some Free-Range Pork from Cibola Farms. I love pork so I scoured the market for something else that I could eat with it. Then I found some fresh Broccoli and a brown onion. The perfect base for a Pork Stir-Fry.
Spring is here and it is time to do a little spring cleaning. So, today I decided to clear out my pantry. What is the best way to clear out a pantry you ask? Why it is a stir-fry. You can throw in whatever veggies, meat or random ingredients that you have. This is slight variation on my Mom’s classic Stir Fry. Thanks Mom!
Above is Chicken Stir Fry with green beans and water chestnuts.