Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thai Style Crab & Udon Noodle Stir Fry

7.5 oz package ready-to-wok udon noodles
3-4 oz. fresh crab (claw meat) - available in seafood dept. or in refrigerator case at Trader Joe's
3 green onions/spring onions stalks, chopped
1 c. snow peas, trimmed and chopped in 1/2
1/2 t. minced garlic
4 oz. (1/2 jar) Trader Joe's Satay Peanut Sauce or other quality Thai-Style satay sauce
dried red pepper flakes
fresh cilantro/coriander, finely chopped
1 lime
vegetable or canola oil for stir frying

Super easy one pot meal! Heat oil over medium flame and add onions, garlic & red pepper flakes. Once garlic starts to brown slightly, add snow peas and noodles. Heat through then add crab and Satay peanut sauce until mixed through. Removed from heat and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve with wedges of lime to squeeze juice over noodles. Enjoy!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fried Green Tomatoes & Spicy Remoulade-style Sauce

1 c. buttermilk
1 large egg
5 large green tomatoes, cut into 1/3-inch slices*
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
6 tsp cayenne pepper (use less if you like less spicy)

*Note: Green tomatoes are sort of unripened heirloom tomatoes and can be difficult to find, especially outside the summer months--ask for them at your local farmer's market or green grocer.
Combine egg & buttermilk in a small bowl. Combine all remaining ingredients (except tomatoes) in a separate bowl. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Heat vegetable oil about 1/2" deep in a deep-sided frying pan (to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit if you have a thermometer).

Next, taking one tomato slice at a time, dip the slice first into the buttermilk mixture, then into the cornmeal mixture, pressing firmly to ensure good coating with cornmeal. Gently drop the covered slice into the hot oil (it should begin bubbling around the edges immediately). Repeat with 2-3 more slices per batch. Fry until crisp (about 60-90 seconds per side), flipping them over once during cooking. Place on baking sheet in oven to keep warm and serve immediately with Remoulade Sauce (see below) for dipping.

Remoulade-Style Dipping Sauce
3 oz Heinz Chili Sauce
3 oz Best Foods Olive Oil Mayonnaise
1 tsp prepared horseradish

New Posts Coming Soon~

Sorry it has been awhile....job hunting here in California has been very time consuming.....but I'm all moved into a new apartment for awhile and can start whipping up a few fun new things now....

Coming up.....

Fried Green Tomatoes & Spicy Remoulade-style Sauce
Thai Style Crab & Udon Noodle Stir Fry
Lemon Braised Rainbow Chard with Sesame Edamame

I will be posting soon..... :)