Steamy Kitchen Recipes https://steamykitchen.com Steamy Kitchen: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:22:57 -0400 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 KitchenAid 7-Cup EZ Store Premium Food Processor Giveaway https://steamykitchen.com/47172-kitchenaid-food-processor-giveaway.html Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:22:57 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=47172 Not a review, just a giveaway featuring KitchenAid! - jaden

The externally adjustable ExactSlice System features optimized speeds, and an external lever that allows you to go from thick to thin with one slide of the lever.
High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with . . .

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Not a review, just a giveaway featuring KitchenAid! – jaden

  • The externally adjustable ExactSlice System features optimized speeds, and an external lever that allows you to go from thick to thin with one slide of the lever.
  • High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.
  • The 2-in-1 Feed Tube lets you use either the large or narrower opening during continuous slicing or shredding, depending on the size of the ingredients.
  • The UltraTight Seal Features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.
  • Model KFP0722 Includes 7-Cup Work Bowl, Adjustable Slicing Disc, Reversible, Shredding Disc, Multipurpose Blade.

7-Cup Food Processor with ExactSlice system

The multiple optimized speeds and distinctly designed stainless steel blades help in prepping food. Slice, shred, puree and chop food quickly and easily.

High, Low & Pulse

High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.

UltraTight Seal

The UltraTight Seal Features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.

2-in-1 Feed Tube

The 2-in-1 Feed Tube lets you use either the large or narrower opening during continuous slicing or shredding, depending on the size of the ingredients. Food pushers help you guide ingredients into the discs.

 

KitchenAid 7-Cup EZ Store Premium Food Processor Giveaway

 

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T-Fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Giveaway https://steamykitchen.com/47170-t-fal-ultimate-hard-anodized-scratch-resistant-titanium-giveaway-3.html Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:47:50 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=47170 *This isn't a review, just a giveaway featuring T-Fal! - jaden

Hard anodized aluminum construction for durability
Unique Thermo-Spot heat indicator for proper preheating
Hard Titanium nonstick interior for the ultimate and longest lasting performance
Riveted silicone handles for safety and comfort
TechnoResist Anti-warp Base; Oven safe to 400F; Lifetime Limited Warranty

The T-fal Ultimate Hard . . .

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*This isn’t a review, just a giveaway featuring T-Fal! – jaden

  • Hard anodized aluminum construction for durability
  • Unique Thermo-Spot heat indicator for proper preheating
  • Hard Titanium nonstick interior for the ultimate and longest lasting performance
  • Riveted silicone handles for safety and comfort
  • TechnoResist Anti-warp Base; Oven safe to 400F; Lifetime Limited Warranty

The T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Non-stick 17-piece black cookware set provides the pieces essential for day to day cooking. The unique T-fal Thermo-Spot heat indicator shows when T-fal pan is perfectly preheated to seal in the flavor of your food. The hard anodized exterior is fast and easy to clean and crafted for long-lasting durability. Riveted silicone handles were ergonomically designed for comfortable gripping and oven safe up to 400 degrees fahrenheit. The 17-piece set is compatible with all cooktops except induction. This 17-piece set includes 8-inch Fry Pan and 10.25-inch Fry Pan, 11.5” Fry Pan with lid, 10.25” Square Griddle, 1-quart, 2-quart and 3-quart Sauce Pans with lids, 3.5-quart Deep Saute, 5-quart Dutch Oven with lid, 3-quart Steamer Insert with two side handles, and a One Egg Wonder.

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T-Fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Titanium Giveaway

We are giving away a 12-piece set!

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Canon PowerShot Camera – ELPH 190 Giveaway https://steamykitchen.com/47166-canon-powershot-camera-elph-190-giveaway.html Fri, 07 Sep 2018 16:33:42 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=47166 This is not a review, just a giveaway featuring Canon Elph Camera! - Jaden

The slim and stylish PowerShot ELPH 190 IS camera is ideal for those wishing to capture the beauty of life’s everyday adventures with a camera that fits easily in a pocket or purse. A 10x Optical Zoom can help capture images of . . .

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This is not a review, just a giveaway featuring Canon Elph Camera! – Jaden

The slim and stylish PowerShot ELPH 190 IS camera is ideal for those wishing to capture the beauty of life’s everyday adventures with a camera that fits easily in a pocket or purse. A 10x Optical Zoom can help capture images of the whole party, or close in on a friend’s laugh. An Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS helps reduce camera shake so your images can be clear with minimal blur. For ease of use, built-in Wi-Fi®* and NFC** makes it easy to share unforgettable moments of friends and family. The 20.0 Megapixel*** CCD Sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor work together to help ensure detailed images with minimal noise, even when there’s not a lot of light. You can also capture video memories in high quality with 720p HD recording. Smart AUTO mode analyzes the image and figures out the ideal settings to help you capture eye-opening pictures, and if you want to add some personal flair, Scene Modes make it easy to add the look of different filters and lenses.

Canon Powershot Elph 190

10x Optical Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 190 IS camera features a 10x Optical Zoom so spectacular shots are within your reach. You’ll love the flexibility it gives you when shooting with an amazing range of 24–240mm (35mm equivalent) in a slim, stylish compact camera. Plus, the wide-angle lens captures an expansive image in each shot, adding depth, perspective and grandeur. Landscapes, city scenes, family shots and more benefit from the extra width. Whether you’re shooting wide group shots or zooming to the telephoto end, your images can be bright and clear.

Built-in Wi-Fi® Technology Makes Sharing Quick and Easy

Built-in Wi-Fi® technology helps provide on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites – Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, Flickr®, and Google Drive™ – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* directly from your PowerShot ELPH 190 IScamera, or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. The camera can also connect directly to both compatible iOS®** and Android™ devices***, and upload images via the free Canon Camera Connect app** without a computer. You can control the destination of your uploads to share with everyone or to select groups, and even add comments. Wi-Fi® capability makes posting in real time possible, so you can keep everyone up to date with photos and video even as events unfold. Wi-Fi®technology also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer. Thanks to the newly added Wi-Fi Button, you can now connect in both Shooting mode and Playback mode for quick and easy operation. You can even turn on the camera and connect at the same time with just one press of the button, helping you get right to sharing and managing your files when you like.

Remote Shooting with the Camera Connect App

With the built-in Wi-Fi® on the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS camera, you can use your compatible smartphone or tablet** to remotely control the camera. Simply connect wirelessly to your device and access the free Canon Camera Connect app**. Your device will show a live image of the camera’s capture – ideal for a commemorative group photo, wildlife shots and all kinds of situations. The camera’s versatile 10x Optical Zoom, flash, self-timer and shutter are all under your control, with images being saved to your camera as usual.

20.0 Megapixel* Sensor

Preserve special moments from weddings to vacations in stunning quality with the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS camera. The camera is equipped with a 20.0 Megapixel* sensor to help create images that are incredibly clear and beautifully detailed. The high level of resolution gives you the flexibility to be more creative with your shots: crop and enlarge any part of an image – you can be confident that the detail and resolution you need are there, even when you want to print and frame your photos.

DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

The PowerShot ELPH 190 IS camera’s DIGIC 4+ Image Processor features accelerated processing speed to create fast, responsive performance, giving you a shooting experience that’s easy and natural. The DIGIC 4+ Image Processor also enhances image quality in several ways. Processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by up to 60% compared to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This helps significantly reduce noise for brilliant color, smooth gradations and beautiful detail even in low light. The processor also allows for the integration of electronic Dynamic IS. This advanced system can compensate for multiple motion types, effectively preventing angular blur, shift blur and blur caused by parallel movement and tilt shift. The result is images that are reliably sharp and clear at all lengths of the camera’s powerful 10x Optical Zoom. The processor’s highly efficient design also extends battery life.

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Hestan NanoBond Wok Review & Giveaway https://steamykitchen.com/47126-hestan-nanobond-wok-review-giveaway.html Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:19:11 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=47126 This is a Hestan NanoBond Wok Review, with both PROs and CONs, after daily use for 30 days. - Jaden

 
Hestan NanoBond Wok Review
The piece of cookware in my kitchen that gets the most use and abuse is the wok. I use the wok for much more than just stir frying - the extra large surface . . .

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This is a Hestan NanoBond Wok Review, with both PROs and CONs, after daily use for 30 days. – Jaden

Hestan NanoBond Wok Review

Hestan NanoBond Wok Review

The piece of cookware in my kitchen that gets the most use and abuse is the wok. I use the wok for much more than just stir frying – the extra large surface area for cooking means I can cook twice the amount of food in even the largest of sauté pans, the high, curved vessel means I get perfect sear without oil splattering all over my stove, and the domed lid allows me to steam a whole fish, 2 pounds of vegetables or a batch of dumplings.

Hestan is a California-based company specializing in restaurant cooking equipment and high-end cookware (for both home and restaurant use). They work with esteemed chefs, such as Thomas Keller, to design equipment that offers the durability and precision that The French Laundry kitchen deserves.

Hestan’s newest innovation is a line of cookware using patented method of bonding thousands of layers of titanium alloys to stainless steel. This results in a surface that is 4x stronger than stainless steel, extremely resistant to scratches and very lightweight.

We have previously tested and reviewed the Hestan NanoBond skillet back in December 2017, it still looks brand new.

The Hestan NanoBond Wok is a 14″ stainless steel wok, made in Italy. The retail price is $520.

Hestan NanoBond Wok Review box

“Triple-bonded stainless steel construction with aluminum core delivers 35% greater heat conductivity than other aluminum-clad cookware.” – Hestan.

Hestan NanoBond Wok Review

Even though a lid is essential to wok cooking, it is rare to find a lid that comes with a wok! We love that a wok lid, made of stainless steel comes included.

Hestan NanoBond Wok and lid

Flush rivets on Hestan NanoBond Wok

One of my favorite features: the rivets are FLUSH. That means easy cleanup (bits of food and grease tend to collect around bumpy rivets, one of my pet peeves in cookware).

Hestan NanoBond Wok flush rivets

Here’s what I mean about rivets that stick out:

Hestan NanoBond Wok flush rivets

Cleaning the Hestan NanoBond Wok

The Hestan Cookware is so shiny and smooth. The titanium coating means you can use scouring pads and steel wool without worry on the finish.

Hestan NanoBond Wok cleaning

But actually, there’s no need for steel wool. Here’s the BOTTOM wok after a few uses. The discoloration is from cooking oil, heat, washing without drying the wok and from just scraping on the black iron stovetop grates. The wok comes with stainless steel cleaner.

Hestan NanoBond Wok cleaning

A little squirt and a soft cloth.

Hestan NanoBond Wok cleaning

Hestan NanoBond Wok cleaning

Back to mirror-like finish.

Hestan NanoBond Wok cleaning

My 9-month old Hestan skillet (we previously reviewed back in December 2017) wasn’t washed very well. Here is some old grease residue.

Hestan NanoBond skillet cleaning

No stainless steel cleaner, just a damp, soft cloth.

Hestan NanoBond skillet cleaning

Back to new.

Hestan NanoBond skillet cleaning

Large flat base, big wok

I don’t use a wok ring on my stovetop, and the Hestan NanoBond Wok’s large flat base works perfectly without a ring – it sits sturdy on the stove, and allows more of the flame to touch the cooking surface. That means a hotter wok, faster searing and perfect stir-fries.

Hestan NanoBond Wok flat base

The extra-large 14″ size means I can stir fry like crazy, flipping, tossing, stirring….and the ingredients will not fall out of the wok.

Hestan NanoBond Wok flat base

Hestan NanoBond Wok flat base

Practically non-stick

The Hestan NanoBond Wok is technically not “non-stick” but it sure behaves like one. The titanium stainless steel is so strong and non-porous that very little sticks to the surface. The cookware is chemical-free, non toxic.

After a hard-core stir fry session with metal utensils, let’s fry an egg with just a spritz of cooking oil.

Hestan NanoBond Wok nonstick

It doesn’t stick.

I can even tilt and jerk the wok to flip the egg without a spatula…and it still doesn’t stick. Look, there’s no oil in the wok!

The Hestan NanoBond Wok is expensive

You can purchase the wok directly from Hestan or from Williams Sonoma for $520. It’s the most expensive wok I’ve seen. However, I’ve also tested and owned over 22 different woks in the past 12 years of Steamy Kitchen, and this is a definite “worth it” splurge for the avid cook who can afford it. Of the 22 woks we’ve tested, all but 2 have gone to donation after testing or have deteriorated. This is a keeper.

  • Comes with a lid
  • Oven and broiler safe up to 1,050F
  • Dishwasher safe (but I would never use the dishwasher, personally)
  • Why I would buy a wok over any other pan: You can use a wok for stir frying, steaming, boiling, baking, braising, searing, deep frying….well, anything.

Hestan NanoBond Wok Giveaway

We’re giving away one Hestan NanoBond Wok, our test unit that we’ve used in this post. Giveaway only for USA entries.

 

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Insignia Refrigerator Giveaway https://steamykitchen.com/47113-insignia-refrigerator-giveaway.html Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:33:52 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=47113 Not a review, just a giveaway featuring Insignia Refrigerator! - jaden

Refrigerate leftovers or freeze your family's favorites with this Insignia freezer and refrigerator combo. The 9.9 cubic feet of space includes door storage, adjustable shelves and a convenient top-mount freezer, and electronic controls let you easily adjust temperatures. This 24-inch Insignia freezer and refrigerator combo . . .

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Not a review, just a giveaway featuring Insignia Refrigerator! – jaden

Refrigerate leftovers or freeze your family’s favorites with this Insignia freezer and refrigerator combo. The 9.9 cubic feet of space includes door storage, adjustable shelves and a convenient top-mount freezer, and electronic controls let you easily adjust temperatures. This 24-inch Insignia freezer and refrigerator combo has humidity-controlled crisper doors for longer-lasting produce.

Refrigerator comes in black or white finish.

Frost Free

Offers exceptional frost maintenance with no need for manual defrosting

Humidity-controlled crispers

Helps to extend the freshness of produce (only for 18cf/21cf TMF)

Move door racks around for flexible storage

The racks move side to side for convenient storage options

Ice Maker Ready

Accessorize with optional automatic ice maker in freezer compartment (sold separately (only for 18cf/21cf TMF)

LED lighting

Bright lights to illuminate interior.

Reversible door hinges

Versatile placement in your kitchen

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

The Insignia refrigerator has over 300 reviews, and is highly rated.

Purchase this refrigerator exclusively at Best Buy.

Insignia Refrigerator Giveaway

 

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Scallops with Apricot Sauce https://steamykitchen.com/20390-scallops-with-apricot-sauce-recipe.html https://steamykitchen.com/20390-scallops-with-apricot-sauce-recipe.html#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:11:44 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=20390 I was sent a lovely note from blog reader, Carol, requesting a recipe for scallops with a lovely fruity sauce. It’s a dish from Blackfin Bistro, a restaurant in Key West, but sadly they no longer have it on the menu. Don’t you hate that? Fall in love with a restaurant’s dish and then it […]

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I was sent a lovely note from blog reader, Carol, requesting a recipe for scallops with a lovely fruity sauce. It’s a dish from Blackfin Bistro, a restaurant in Key West, but sadly they no longer have it on the menu. Don’t you hate that? Fall in love with a restaurant’s dish and then it disappears from the menu!

Fortunately for me, I love a challenge of replicating a restaurant dish….and so do many others! Check out my friend Stephanie’s website, CopyKat Recipes. I’ve recreated Carabba’s herby-garlicky bread dip, Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad and one day I’ll figure out how to make Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion without setting off the smoke alarm.

So, Carol, here’s a recipe for you – hopefully it will come close to what you once ordered. It’s got all elements of a good dish – salty, savory, sweet, tangy and buttery. Big thanks to Adam and Joanne for this recipe!

Scallops with Apricot Sauce

Here’s what you’re going to need:

Start by patting each scallop dry with a paper towel so they sear nicely when cooked.

Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat, add some olive oil then add the scallops. Once the scallops are in the pan, try not to move them until they have a nice brown crust, this will take about 2 minutes. Next, flip and cook until the second side is also seared.

While the scallops cook, make the sauce. Add grated or finely minced ginger to some olive oil over medium heat. Cook until the ginger just begins to brown.

Then, add the apricot jam.

Add a some soy sauce and the butter.

and if the sauce is really thick, a tablespoon or so of water to thin it out a bit.

Serve the scallops on top of rice or alongside vegetables with a drizzle of apricot sauce.

Scallop with Apricot Sauce

FOR THE SCALLOPS

  • 12 large scallops (patted dry)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated or finely minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lime

FOR THE CILANTRO LIME RICE

  • 1 cup rice grains + water to cook
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions then toss with cilantro, lime zest and lime juice.
  2. 2.Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Season both sides of each scallop with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan then add scallops and cook 1-2 minutes on both sides, until a golden brown crust forms and the centers are slightly translucent.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a medium skillet. Add ginger and cook about 30 seconds until it begins to brown. Add jam and soy sauce, stir until combined and heated through. If the sauce is too thick, stir in 1-2 tablespoons of water to thin the sauce.
  4. Serve scallops over rice with a drizzle of apricot sauce and a spritz of fresh lime juice.

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Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai) https://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html https://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:26:06 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133 Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai Recipe) When I was in Los Angeles a few years ago, I stopped by the now-closed (sniff sniff) The Cook’s Library Bookstore and picked up a copy of Tessa Kiros’ Apples For Jam, A Colorful Cookbook fully intending it to be a gift for a friend, but after […]

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Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai Recipe)

When I was in Los Angeles a few years ago, I stopped by the now-closed (sniff sniff) The Cook’s Library Bookstore and picked up a copy of apples-for-jamTessa Kiros’ Apples For Jam, A Colorful Cookbook fully intending it to be a gift for a friend, but after an afternoon alone with the cookbook, I decided to keep it for myself and bought her a bag of donuts instead. What a good friend I am. (WHAAAT? Hey, at least I didn’t arrive empty-handed!)

Tessa’s publisher, Andrew McMeel sent me a copy of her latest book, falling-cloudberries Falling Cloudberries, A World of Family Recipes which is part of Gourmet’s Cookbook Club. Tessa Kiro was born in London to a Finnish mother and Greek father, has lived in South Africa and worked as chef in Sydney, Athens, Mexico and London. Her life of global travels inspired this book with nearly 400 pages of recipes, stories and stunning color photographs (170 recipes, 185 color photos).

I wanted to share a recipe with you from her Falling Cloudberries book – Tom Ka Gai Soup, or Thai Chicken Coconut Soup. I’m sure you’ve had this soup before if you’re a fan of Thai food. The Tom Ka Gai soup is warm, tingly and creamy.

About Kaffir Limes Leaves (or Makrut)

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai) uses fresh kaffir lime leaves to give it that unmistakable Thai flavor and aroma. It’s citrusy, bright and its aroma is as exuberant as its taste.

And I’m lucky enough that in Florida the Kaffir Lime Tree grows like crazy. Even neglected, it looks like this:

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While my tree doesn’t bear any fruit (I think something called “neglect” might have something to do with it) the leaves are plentiful. And the leaves are the valuable part of the tree, anyways. Another name for Kaffir Lime Leaves is “Makrut,” as I just found out that the word “Kaffir” is a deragatory term (I’m off to research and find out the details on that to confirm).

How to use Kaffir Lime Leaves

The Kaffir Lime Leaves come in doubles. It’s a pretty thick leaf with a tough spine in the middle. The Kaffir Lime Leaf is used whole and discarded after cooking, unless you cut into very thin slivers.

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For Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai), fold the Kaffir Lime Leaf in half along the spine and then tear, stopping at the tough spine.

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So that when you open it, the Kaffir Lime Leaves stays whole. This makes it easy to pick out and discard after cooking. Tearing the Kaffir Lime Leaves opens the aroma and flavors. Now scratch the screen and a whiff…WOW!

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Just throw the leaves, torn and whole into your soup, cook, then pick out and discard. Well, I guess you don’t have to. You can leave the Kaffir Lime Leaves in the soup and make your guests pick it out, or just push it aside with your spoon.

Substitutions for Kaffir Lime Leaves

If you don’t have access to fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves, you can find them at the Asian markets frozen or dried whole. You can also substitute Kaffir Lime Leaves with thick strips of lime peel. Take a whole lime and a vegetable peeler. Peel thick strips, avoiding the white bitter pith. You just want the green. Use your hands to tear a few places along the strip or just crush/fold the strip to bruise it a bit to release its flavor and aroma. Discard after cooking. Use one 2-inch x 1-inch strip of lime peel for every Kaffir Lime Leaf the recipe calls for.

 

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai Recipe)

Photo and recipe of Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai) courtesy of my buddies at Andrews McMeel Publishing. 

A note on galangal/ginger: while often used together, they are not the same ingredient and taste very different! Many recipes will have you substitute ginger for galangal (which can be difficult to find), which isn’t really a “substitute.” Think of it as – if you can’t get galangal, ginger would be great in this soup too. Find galangal at the Asian market – sometimes you can get fresh galangal otherwise you may find it frozen. ~jaden 

Tessa’s intro: “I just wouldn’t cope with not knowing how to make some version of this soup. I love it. You can add a few mushrooms, a couple of fresh spinach leaves or some slices of zucchini in with the chicken. Also wonderful instead of the chicken is to cook some large, shelled shrimp on a barbecue or grill pan and toss them into the soup just before serving. The fish sauce is the salt in this soup so adjust the quantities according to your taste (and the same with the chile). I like it not too strong. Keep the cilantro stems in your freezer to add flavor to a broth or stew.”

  • 1-1/2 inch piece of galangal or ginger (peeled and sliced)
  • small bunch fresh cilantro with stem (about 8 stems worth of cilantro, reserving some cilantro leaves for serving)
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves (makrut, torn)
  • 1 stem lemongrass (halved lengthways)
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • juice of 2 small limes
  • 1-3/4 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 pound skinless chicken breast (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 red chile (seeded and sliced)
  1. Put the galangal, cilantro roots, lime leaves, lemongrass and 4 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the fish sauce and lime juice, decrease the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the cilantro and discard. 

  2. Add the coconut milk, bring back to a simmer for a couple of minutes. Give the broth a quick taste. Too sour? Add more coconut milk or water. Not salty enough? Add a couple dashes more of fish sauce. 

  3. Add the chicken pieces and cook for just a minute or so, until the chicken is soft and milky looking and cooked through. 

  4. Throw in the chili and stir. Serve in bowls with the cilantro leaves roughly chopped and scattered over the top.

Recipe courtesy of falling-cloudberries Falling Cloudberries, A World of Family Recipes by Tessa Kiros/Andrews McMeel Publishing

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Apple Watch Giveaway https://steamykitchen.com/47102-apple-watch-giveaway-5.html Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:45:56 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=47102  

Over the past 5 years, we've given away iPads, iPad Minis and Apple Watches. This post is sponsored by Steamy Kitchen!

This year, our winners of Apple Watch:

Cory Engel 8/23/18
Peggy Hill 5/18/18
Kristy Lines 2/22/18

It's our way of saying thank you for being a loyal fan! We love our readers!

We're giving away one Apple Watch Series 3 (the . . .

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Over the past 5 years, we’ve given away iPads, iPad Minis and Apple Watches. This post is sponsored by Steamy Kitchen!

This year, our winners of Apple Watch:

  • Cory Engel 8/23/18
  • Peggy Hill 5/18/18
  • Kristy Lines 2/22/18

It’s our way of saying thank you for being a loyal fan! We love our readers!

We’re giving away one Apple Watch Series 3 (the latest!) with GPS valued at $329 (we can just send you an Apple gift certificate and you can choose your own color of band)

Good luck winning, may the force be with you!

p.s. Make sure you enter the other great giveaways we are hosting from our sponsors – we’ve got gourmet kitchen knife sets, Cuisinart food processors, KitchenAid mixers, and so much more! All our giveaways are here.

Enter the Apple Watch Giveaway

 

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Cusibox 68oz Professional Blender Review & Giveaway https://steamykitchen.com/47067-cusibox-blender-review.html Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:44:14 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=47067 This is a Cusibox Blender Review, including both PROs and CONs. - jaden

Cusibox Blender Review
The Cusibox professional blender features a 1,450 watt motor and a 68-ounce capacity container. It is sold by Tobox, a retailer who has direct relationships with kitchen supply factories, to bring you quality products without the middlemen mark-up.

This blender sells for . . .

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This is a Cusibox Blender Review, including both PROs and CONs. – jaden

Cusibox Blender Review

The Cusibox professional blender features a 1,450 watt motor and a 68-ounce capacity container. It is sold by Tobox, a retailer who has direct relationships with kitchen supply factories, to bring you quality products without the middlemen mark-up.

This blender sells for just over $100 on Tobox.

Just for size comparison, here is the Cusibox next to my Vitamix (1500-watt) blender. The base is similar in size (the Vitamix is heavier).

Both units have similar metal drive systems that connect the base to the blade.

The Cuisibox blade is affixed in the blender – which is a good thing – I find that blenders with removable blades do not last and leak often. The blade is sharp, with 2 of the blades serrated for better cutting.

The lid fits tightly on the container. I like that it is thick and fits snug, to prevent spilling and leaking while blending.

A handful of frozen blueberries, peaches and a little water.

It’s a powerful blender with 1450 watts.

After 30 seconds, a perfect smoothie.

Cleanup is simple.

Add water and a drop of liquid dish soap. Turn on for 15 seconds.

Completely clean!

It’s a good blender for smoothies, or blending anything soft. I had some trouble with making nut butters and got uneven grind of coffee beans. The BPA-free container is dishwasher safe. So, if you’re just blending fruits and veg for your morning smoothies, it’s a good blender. I do like the all-metal drive and stainless steel blade.

Tobox – get kitchen products up to 40% cheaper

What I do like Tobox for is the little kitchen stuff. They have a section on their site for products under $3. Take a look! They also have a cute selection of retro designed toasters that are super cute.

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Jese Air Fryer Review & Giveaway https://steamykitchen.com/47053-jese-air-fryer-review-giveaway.html Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:04:36 +0000 https://steamykitchen.com/?p=47053 This is a review of the Jese Air Fryer, including both PROs and CONs.

Jese Air Fryer Review
The past week, we've been air frying as many meals as possible. Seafood, potato, breakfast sandwiches, steaks. We've discovered that some food works great (potatoes, seafood, chicken) and some are just better on the stove (steak).

With so many air . . .

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This is a review of the Jese Air Fryer, including both PROs and CONs.

Jese Air Fryer Review

The past week, we’ve been air frying as many meals as possible. Seafood, potato, breakfast sandwiches, steaks. We’ve discovered that some food works great (potatoes, seafood, chicken) and some are just better on the stove (steak).

With so many air fryers on the market, the prices have dropped significantly over the past year. I remember paying $300 for my Philips Air Fryer several years ago. Now, companies like Jese are selling them for $76.00.

This is a smaller unit, holding 3.5 quarts of food, good for 1-3 people. According to Jese, it can cook, “14 chicken wings, 1 pizza, 3 steaks, 2.2 lbs chips, a dozen of cookies, 8 cupcakes, 8 tarts, 6 corn, 20 shrimp.”

*Personally there’s no way it can cook a whole pizza. Unless you are talking about itty bitty personal frozen pizza about 6″ – 7″ diameter.

To control the temperature, there is a large, easy to use (and read) dial. I love this. We’ve tried so many air fryers which digital controls and confusing interface. This is simple and easy.

On the front of the unit, the timer is also simple and easy to use/read.

Another great feature: at the bottom, the power cord wraps neatly.

The lower unit and basket removes without a hitch. The basket release if you flip open the cover and push the button. The little cover seems like a hassle, but it’s a good feature…on other air fryers without the little flippy cover, it’s too easy to accidentally push the button. Guess what happens when you have a very hot basket, hot food and hot base???? The very hot base drops and falls if you accidentally push the button.

Let’s cook some salmon, just simply seasoned and sprayed with a bit of cooking oil.

We cooked at 355F for the recommend 15 minutes. It needed another 2 minutes or so of cooking. A drawback of a manual dial for timer – it’s very difficult to add just minute or two on the dial.

Fish came out perfect. So flaky, tender and not greasy at all. Because of the air frying, all the juices were retained in the fish. We cooked this salmon with just a spritz of oil.

PROs: Simple to use, large controls that are easy to read and operate. Works great. Nice price.

CONs: I would like a larger unit to hold more food for a family of 4. Also, I would like a rack to be included so that you can cook two layers of food. Difficult to adjust small increments of time.

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