Thai-Style Green Bean Slaw

Red cabbage and green bean slaw with a Thai peanut coconut dressing. This salad has crisp veggies, sprouts, fresh herbs, and crunchy peanuts mixed with a Thai-style dressing flavored with ground peanuts, lemongrass, lime juice, and coconut milk. In the recipe instructions below, the red cabbage gets soaked in cold water for 5-10 minutes. This […]

Chinese Black Bean Chicken

Pan-seared chicken thighs with fermented black beans, rice wine, and chilis. This is a richly flavored Asian-inspired dish made with Chinese salted black beans, Shaoxing wine, bird chilis, and ginger marinated chicken. Chinese black beans or douchi are fermented and salted black soybeans. They have a rich, salty flavor with a bit of funk from […]

Halibut with Warm Bean Thread Salad

Pan-seared halibut with long beans, bean thread noodles, and a coconut citrus sauce. This is a light summer dish with a hint of spice and lots of fresh basil. The recipe does call for a couple of specialty ingredients that may be hard to find. I have included information on these ingredients and substitutions below. […]

Duck Ramen

Pulled duck in spiced duck stock with poached shiitake and soft-cooked eggs. Stocks and soups are a great way to utilize leftover bones. This duck ramen is an excellent example. Not only does it use the bones to make a flavorful broth but, also, the hard to remove meat that remains on the carcass. Asian […]