Vietnamese BBQ Tacos 2

Vietnamese BBQ Tacos

Americans are obsessed with grilling, and here to help master the backyard grill is New Orleans chef, David Guas, award-winning cookbook author, restaurant chef and host of Travel Channel’s high-heat, high-stakes grilling competition show, “American Grilled.” His new book, Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro is endorsed by my friend, Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe, …

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Kale Sprouts with Roasted Garlic and Parmesan

Earlier this year, I discovered a new NON-GMO vegetable hybrid – the “Kalette” / “Kale Sprouts” / “Lollipop Kale”, which is a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale. I found it first at Johnny Seeds, while shopping for vegetable seeds. We planted the kalette seeds in our aquaponics garden, but they never really took off, I planted them too late in …

Pressure Cooker Ramen Recipe

Pressure Cooker Ramen Noodle Soup

Pressure Cooker Ramen Recipe Authentic Japanese ramen noodle broths normally take hours of simmering, especially pork based (tonkotsu). We’ve simplified the recipe, without sacrificing an ounce of flavor by using an electric pressure cooker and by using easy-to-find ingredients from your regular grocery store. Traditional tonkotsu broth is fatty, so rich, with almost an oily mouthfeel. While I love pork …

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Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

You’ll learn: To create the perfect Vietnamese coffee ice cream, use a mix of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Coffee of your choice, either caffeinated or decaf. Vanilla extract or pure vanilla bean completes the flavor profile. Vietnamese ice coffee makes you realize that any other weak coffeehouse version of diluted coffee over ice is for wimps. Course-ground …

Sous Vide Pork Belly Tacos Recipe

Sous Vide Pork Belly Recipe

What is Sous Vide? Sous Vide (pronounced “soo veed”) is a method of cooking that allows you to create foods that are perfectly cooked, at an exact temperature in a water bath. That means the most perfect steaks, impossibly tender, yet juicy brisket, and velvety smooth pork belly that melts in your mouth. Here’s a video to explain: Recommended Sous …

Fresh Tuna Rice Bowl Recipe

Sushi Rice Bowl Recipe

Are you a sushi lover? Sushi rice bowls are a great way to enjoy the Japanese flavors without the fuss of rolling or hand-shaping rice. If your supermarket carries sushi-grade fish, you’re halfway to making this dish. The sushi-grade tuna is accompanied by the normal sushi players: seasoned Japanese short-grained rice, bite-sized chunks of crunchy cucumber and creamy avocado. The dish is …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Chinese Sausage Recipe

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chinese Sausage

What you’ll learn: Savory-sweet, smoky and intensely flavorful Chinese sausage (lap cheong) pairs well with roasted Brussels sprouts. Only 5 ingredients, less than 20 minute recipe Cooks in one pan, all in the oven What is Chinese Sausage? Chinese sausage is unlike any meat you’ve ever eaten before. “Lap Cheong” 臘腸 is made from pork and is marinated and smoked. You …

Clams Casino Recipe Bacon

Clams Casino

What you’ll learn: Instead of soggy, tasteless breading, try topping your Clams Casino with crisp, smoky bacon. Garlicky butter is spiked with a little white wine, grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Use rock salt or crinkled aluminum foil as “nests” to stabilize the clams. Ditch the old-school Clams Casino recipe that’s usually covered with a soggy, tasteless breading. Why …

Singapore Chili Crab Recipe

Singapore Chili Crab

What you’ll learn: Singapore Chili Crab is one of the most popular Asian crab dishes. Simmer crab in a thick, sweet, savory and spicy sauce. Simple authentic recipe, with a homemade Chili-Ginger Sauce that heightens the flavor Substitute jumbo-sized shrimp for the crab, if desired Recipe fromSoutheast Asia’s Best Recipes Cookbook by Wendy Hutton This famous Singapore Chili Crab has …

Thai Sweet and Sour Tofu

Thai Sweet and Sour Tofu

In this recipe, you’ll learn: 20-Minute recipe that you can serve over rice or noodles Simple sweet and sour sauce that can be used in countless dishes Recipe from the famous Rosa’s Thai Cafe in London Rosa’s Thai restaurants in London are known for their locally sourced ingredients, blending over 100 authentic Thai recipes with a modern flair and seasonal ingredients of …