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Grilled Skirt Steak

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Skirt steak is one of my favorite cuts of meat, it’s cheap, so full of flavor and perfect for grilling. At my local warehouse club store, BJ’s, they sell skirt steak for under $5 a pound. If you’re entertaining, this is a great way to feed a hungry crowd steaks on a budget. There are a few rules to skirt …

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Garlic-Brandy Prawns

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This is my favorite way to eat prawns! It only takes 15 minutes to make and the brandy adds unexpected sweetness and depth of flavor. By the way, prawn and shrimp are one and the same. Mom taught me how to make this. Prawns vs. Shrimp: Its the same thing. No difference. I just like calling big shrimp “prawns” – just a fancier word for $4 more a pound…

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Asian Salmon Burgers

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To celebrate my husband’s 23rd birthday :-) we had a small, informal dinner party with close friends. I let him choose the menu, and I couldn’t help myself….I had to add 3 other dishes…one of them Asian Salmon …

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Chinese Greens (Yu Choy) Stir Fry

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Yu Choy looks a lot like the Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan), except that the Yu Choy stalks are skinnier and the flowers are yellow (Gai Lan has white flowers). This vegetable is tender, the taste of the leaves are very much like spinach leaves, even though it is part of the mustard family. Fresh Yu-Choy has small tight yellow flowers, bright green leaves and stems, and if you …

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Chilled Tapioca Pearls with Sweet Coconut & Melon

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Looking back through my blog stats, this is by far the most popular recipe searched. There aren’t a lot of Chinese cookbooks that feature this recipe, I wonder why? Its such a beautiful, exotic dessert. This is a recipe from my Mom – she used to serve this in the summer time to cool…

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Crab and Chinese Sausage Fried Rice

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Here is my recipe for Crab Fried Rice. I did write another post on fried rice with some similar material and goes a little more in-depth, its a must read: The Secrets to the Best Chinese Fried Rice. Fish sauce is used in a lot of Southeast Asian cooking, especially Thai and Vietnamese. It has a nice salty-sweet flavor to …