Curry Chicken Katsu

Crispy panko-crusted, curry marinated chicken, coconut rice, and pickled mango. Curry spiced chicken thighs, fried to crispy perfection, served with fluffy coconut rice, sweet-salty pickled mango, cucumber, and fresh cilantro. The pickled mango is a tasty addition to this curry katsu. I prefer to use under-ripened mango to make the pickles. They are easier to […]

Sausage and Kale Stuffed Pasta

Chicken sausage, kale, and ricotta stuffed jumbo shells, baked in a sweet potato cream sauce. Italian chicken sausage mixed with wilted kale, ricotta, and pecorino stuffed in large pasta shells, tucked into a creamy sweet potato sauce and baked. The title of this recipe is stuffed pasta instead of stuffed shells because any filled pasta […]

Thai Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry

Tender chicken meatballs with a scratch-made coconut curry sauce, rice noodles, long beans, shallots, and fresh herbs. This is a mild northern Thai style coconut curry, served with ginger and lemongrass scented meatballs, rice stick noodles, herbs, and veggies. It is slightly sweet and full of flavor. The sauce is the focal point of this […]

Yogurt Chicken with Zucchini and White Beans

Seared yogurt marinated chicken with fresh herbs, zucchini, and creamy white beans. This is a light Mediterranean-inspired dish with slightly smoky yogurt chicken served over sautéed zucchini, peppers, spinach, white beans, and a touch of parmesan. This recipe calls for cooking beans in stock with parmesan rind. Now, I usually keep a bag of leftover […]

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 […]