Chinese Marbled Tea Egg Recipe

Chinese Marbled Tea Egg Recipe

This Marbled Tea Egg recipe serves up eggs with a beautiful marbled surface. They are simmered in a savory liquid with star anise, cinnamon sticks, Sichuan peppercorns, and black tea until soaked with the flavors of the spices and a refreshing tea fragrance. They look...

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Honey Soy Skirt Steak with Shitake Mushroom Recipe

Honey Soy Skirt Steak with Shitake Mushroom Recipe

The trouble with food writers writing about their favorite things is that one of two things usually happens: Either the product runs out or the prices get jacked up. Sometimes with enough hype, both happen. It pains me so much that I used to be able to buy skirt steak...

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Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo Recipe

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo Recipe

This was one of the recipes that I had wanted to include in my cookbook, but totally forgot about it! Too late now, as all my recipes and photos have been submitted to the publisher. boo for me but yay for you! And yay for Nathan, who loves Coconut Shrimp with Sweet...

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Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Ming Tsai's Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney I had a chance to chat with Asian superstar chef Ming Tsai a few weeks ago - andI'm too lame to learn how to turn our recorded phone convo (.wav format) into a podcast. Too busy too figure it out too! Plus,...

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Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe

Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe

Click on image for a photoset of 9 additional images (including one shot taken with my point and shoot camera) What you'll learn: How to properly cut your nectarines (or peaches!) for this Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe The ideal way to fry (not steam!)...

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Broccoli Beef Recipe

Broccoli Beef Recipe

After moving out of the dorms in college, I found an apartment to share with 3 others. My job was to cook, and as long as what I put out on the dinner table was better than instant ramen, I didn’t have to clean the kitchen or vacuum. A mighty fine trade of labor, if...

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Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Soy Browned Butter

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Soy Browned Butter

(slideshow of 10 step-by-step photos that led up to the money-shot of the Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Soy Browned Butter) My inbox is filled with emails from supporters of the "eating local" movement, urging people to consume food that is grown and produced in...

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Lamb Chops with Curried Pears

Lamb Chops with Curried Pears

See shot-by-shot commentary of photos that led up to the money shot. Rock Star Chef Kerry Simon A couple of weeks ago during a trip to Los Angeles, I bumped into rock star chef Kerry Simon at every kitchen fanatic's dream bookstore, The Cook's Library. What elevates...

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

(click on photo for shot-by-shot food styling and photography analysis of some of the photos that led up to the "money shot") Chinese restaurants in China don't really have Chinese Chicken Salad on their menus, it's a creation of Chinese-American restaurants!...

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

When Elise asked me to be a guest writer for Simply Recipes, we decided to take Chinese favorites and make them better, lighter and easier to cook at home. So, I grabbed a take-out menu from the local Chinese restaurant and I will be working my way around those...

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Thai Curry Beef Skewers + Guest Writer for Martha Stewart

Thai Curry Beef Skewers + Guest Writer for Martha Stewart

I'm a guest writer over at Martha Stewart Everyday Food! Have you been to their website? They've got thousands of recipes, all of them simple and perfect for dinner tonight. My kids made Thai Curry Beef Skewers and Grilled Banana with Dark Chocolate for them. Come on...

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Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe features: Learn about the best kind of rice to use for fried rice The right amount of heat that is essential for the perfect fried rice Why it's important to fry all the ingredients separately The right way to fry rice and why constantly...

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Durian Frozen Yogurt

Durian Frozen Yogurt

Zimmern: "completely rotten, mushy onions." Bourdain: "...Your breath will smell as if you'd been French-kissing your dead grandmother." Alfred Russell Wallace, some naturalist in the 1800's: "After a fruit-eating bat has pee'd on it." Henri Mouhot, French naturalist:...

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Wonton Noodle Soup

Wonton Noodle Soup

It's Chinese Wonton Noodle Soup time! A great dish to make for the Beijing 2008 Olympics! This is recipe 5 in the series (see links at the end for the other recipes) *** Wrapping Wontons Videos I've got two for you - I was on CBS on Tuesday - this was a BLAST! A 4...

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Pan Fried Pork and Shrimp Potstickers Recipe

Pan Fried Pork and Shrimp Potstickers Recipe

What you'll learn: How to properly pleat potsticker dumplings How to fry potstickers in batches How to squeeze out water from cabbage (if you'd like to include them in your recipe) so you wouldn't have soggy dumplings In college, my friends and I used to get together...

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Stir Fried Shrimp, Eggs and Peas + Stir Fry Secrets

Stir Fried Shrimp, Eggs and Peas + Stir Fry Secrets

  Ancient Chinese Stir Fry Secrets (at home) Restaurant kitchens have extremely high powered stoves, flames that jump so high that your eyebrows will singe just standing in the doorway. At home, especially with electric stovetops, we just can't get that kind of...

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Beijing Noodles

Beijing Noodles

As promised, I'm doing a series of simple Chinese dishes as we lead up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I'm hoping to post a new recipe at least 4 times a week, though that might be a little ambitious and make my family very hungry for something like spaghetti or...

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Korean Glass Noodles – Jap Chae

Korean Glass Noodles – Jap Chae

from the Steamy Kitchen archives.... The software that runs my website has a nifty little feature that tells me what terms people are entering into the search box when they come to Steamy Kitchen. Although smart authors would probably use this information to enhance...

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“Meat” Fried Rice – Four Ways

“Meat” Fried Rice – Four Ways

My editor, Jeff Houck, sent over a picture of pan-fried Scrapple slice and my heart fluttered like crazy. "Scrapple? Scrapple! What's Scrapple? I asked him," and within 30 minutes was off to the supermarket to find Scrapple, a distant cousin to Spam. Yes, I have an...

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