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One-Pot Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

ingredients

  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 carrots, julienned
  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 2 packages ramen noodles
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • Scallions, chopped, to serve

Directions

  1. In a bowl, add the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, red pepper flakes, and pepper.
  2. Place cubed chicken into a resealable plastic bag and pour half of the marinade into the bag. Save the rest of the marinade for later. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  3. Add the marinated chicken to a large pot and cook over medium-high heat. 4. 4. Remove the chicken from the pot.
  4. Add the sesame oil to the bottom of the pot and add the onion, celery, carrots, and cabbage. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  5. Place both of the ramen noodle bricks into the bottom of the pot.
  6. Pour in chicken broth over the noodles.
  7. Cover the noodles with the vegetables. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the noodles are cooked through.
  8. Break up the noodles and add back the chicken, and add the remaining half of the marinade.
  9. Garnish with scallions.

Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oil, for frying, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • Sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup flour

Directions

  1. In a large pan, on medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until cooked through and browned.
  2. Remove cooked chicken from pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add the mushrooms. When the mushrooms begin to soften, add the broccoli florets and stir-fry until the broccoli is tender.
  4. Remove cooked mushrooms and broccoli from the pan and set aside.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add the ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, chicken broth, and flour, and stir until smooth.
  6. Return the chicken and vegetables to the saucepan, stir until heated through.
  7. Serve with hot rice or noodles.

Learning How to Make Sushi (or Sushi 101)

Ingredients

Sushi Rice

  • 4 ½ cup water
  • 3 cup Japanese rice, (Nishiki)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup salt, to taste
  • 1 cup to 2 cups Japanese rice wine vinegar

Preparing Sushi

  • 10 sushi nori sheets
  • wasabi, to taste, plus more for serving
  • soy, sauce, to taste, plus more for serving
  • pickled ginger for garnish

Optional Ingredients

  • cucumber, peeled, cut into small pieces
  • avocado, cut into small pieces
  • imitation crab meat
  • carrot, peeled, julienne cut
  • shiitake mushroom, cut into small pieces
  • smoked salmon
  • fresh tuna, sushi-grade, cut into small pieces
  • green onion, julienne cut
  • tuna salad
  • cooked shrimp, cut into small pieces
  • mayonnaise
  • chili sauce
  • sesame seeds

Directions

Sushi Rice

  1. Stir the water, rice, sugar and salt together in a rice cooker cooker (or cook in a pot) until salt and sugar are dissolved.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer rice for about 20 minutes or until done.
  4. Transfer the rice to a large bowl, preferably with a flat bottom.
  5. Fluff the rice with a wet wooden spoon to loosen grains without crushing them.
  6. Pour 1 cup of the vinegar over the rice.
  7. Stir and fluff rice, incorporating the vinegar as evenly as possible.
  8. Ask someone to stand by the rice bowl and fan the rice with a magazine while you are mixing, or use an electric fan.
  9. Add more vinegar as necessary to coat the rice.
  10. Cool to room temperature.

Preparing Sushi

  1. Lay a piece of nori on a sushi mat. Press a thin layer of rice evenly on top of the nori.
  2. Spread a dab of wasabi over the rice.
  3. Sprinkle with some soy sauce.
  4. Lay a few pieces of 1 or several of the optional ingredients in a horizontal straight thin line across the rice, about 1 inch from the horizontal edge closest to you.
  5. Using the mat to make a tight roll, roll the edge closest to you over the optional filling as tightly as possible.
  6. Continue rolling away from you until a roll has formed.
  7. Remove the sushi roll from the sushi mat and slice it cross-wise into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
  8. Serve it with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Please note that this recipe calls for 1/4 cup of salt but this is to taste; at least 1 tablespoon of salt should be used. Yield: About 10 rolls.

Slow Cooker Beef Pho Recipe

Ingredients

  • 225 g beef top sirloin grilling steaks very thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1 pkg rice stick noodles (about 1/4 inch/5mm wide), cooked

Vietnamese Beef Broth:

  • 2 onions (skin-on), halved
  • 3/4 cups chopped fresh ginger (skin-on)
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon each coriander seeds and black peppercorns
  • 225 kg beef soup bones
  • 1 carrots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 strips lime zest
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Arrange onions, ginger and garlic on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet; broil until slightly charred, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Meanwhile, in small skillet, toast cinnamon sticks, star anise, coriander seeds and peppercorns over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 5 minutes; add to slow cooker along with beef bones, carrot, fish sauce and lime zest. Stir in 10 cups water. Cover and cook on low for 24 hours.
  3. Skim off fat from surface. Strain broth through cheesecloth-lined sieve into large saucepan; discard solids. Skim off any remaining fat. Bring to boil; stir in salt. Divide steak and noodles among serving bowls; spoon hot broth over top.

Beef and Broccoli Recipe

This is so easy and fast to make.  From the time you start to the time it is on the table is about 15 minutes.  The guys love it.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 lb. beef stir-fry strips
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup Catalina Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2-2/3 cups hot cooked instant white rice

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat; cook 3 min. or until browned, stirring frequently.
  2. Add broccoli, hoisin sauce, dressing and ginger; stir. Cover. Cook 5 min. or until heated through.
  3. Serve over rice.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

The cold winter gives you the perfect excuse to barricade inside, cozy up on the couch, and watch some Netflix.  It’s also the best time of the year to pull out the slow cooker for amazing recipes like this Chicken Tikka Masala and make it at home rather than order it in.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into 1½-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 (29 oz.) can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust according to your heat preference)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup / 250 ml heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (arrowroot powder acts like cornstarch)
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Directions

  1. Grease the inside of your crockpot bowl with a bit of olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except for bay leaves, heavy cream, arrowroot powder, and lemon juice) in a large bowl. With a large large spatula, stir to combine everything, making sure that the chicken is well coated.
  3. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker and place the two bay leaves on top.
  4. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low (or 4 hours on high).
  5. When done, in a small bowl combine heavy cream and arrowroot powder (or cornstarch), and gently stir into the mixture. Let cook an additional 20 minutes to thicken up.
  6. Finally add lemon juice and gently stir to incorporate.
  7. Serve warm.
  8. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Serves 6

Vegetable Ramen Noodles Recipe

This vegetable ramen noodles recipe is one of the meals that is easy to make for dinner and warms up a cold winter evening.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable Ramen Noodles Recipe6 packs of ramen (seasoning removed)
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 julienne carrots
  • 2 red bell peppers; sliced into strips
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 bundle of spring onions; chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic; grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce

Instructions

  1. Fill a pot with water and set to boil on medium heat.
  2. In a stir fry pan or wok, add in olive oil and bring to a medium heat. Add in snow peas, carrots, bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, spring onions (chives saved to the side), and mung bean sprouts. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove to a bowl and cover with foil.
  3. Add noodles to boiling water. Cook for no more than 3 minutes. Drain.
  4. In a small bowl, add in grated ginger and garlic. Add in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and chili garlic sauce. Whisk well. Lower heat on stir fry pan or wok to low. Add in one tablespoon olive oil and add sauce to pan. Cook for about two minutes. Add in noodles and toss until well coated.
  5. Remove noodles to large bowl and toss with vegetables. Top with fresh chives and serve.

Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

Autumn is here and so is pumpkin season. So many ways to use pumpkin, here is a very simple dessert that should please the pumpkin lovers in your family!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 package (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

  1. Beat milk with dry pudding mix until thickened.
  2. Whisk in pumpkin puree and spices.
  3. Spoon into bowls and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve with whipped topping and a dash of cinnamon or sprinkle toasted and chopped pecans over the whipped topping and drizzle with maple syrup. Both are delicious.

4 generous half cup servings