Cool and refreshing, but with a little bite, these delicious noodles get their heat from Asian chili paste. Fresh orange zest brings fresh, bright notes, while a garlic and ginger-infused oil gives depth and flavor. A perfect side dish; add cooked chicken, beef or shrimp to make this a delicious cold entree.
Pan Seared Salmon Filet Sauteed Spinach With Tomatoes and Garlic Balsamic and Shallot Reduction
Game night? Burgers, bratwurst and buns? Oh my! Challenged to bring a suitable side for such hearty fare, I turned to an old classic: potato salad.
Not for the faint of heart, these pieces of piquant poultry get their heat from Thai Sriracha sauce. A great base marinade of cumin, coriander and cinnamon grounds the fiery heat of these wings. Perfect for game time, or anytime you want a little change from the typical, and now wimpy, “wing.” Temper the heat with a cool, yogurt-lime dipping sauce.
A traditional recipe gets a rich update! Hearty portobello mushrooms add unexpected body and earthy undertones (accented by balsamic vinegar) to classic spinach and artichoke dip. Red bell pepper provides a crisp, crunchy counterpoint to the lush, cheesy texture. Fresh Romano and Parmesan cheeses add sharp, aromatic notes, while nutmeg and cloves finish off the broad flavor spectrum of this decadent and delicious hot dip.
The Yin and Yang of many Chinese dishes, five spice powder is a magical blend of cassia cinnamon, star anise, anise seed, ginger, and cloves. The heating of these pungent ingredients transforms the powder into a smoky, nutty, sweet and savory condiment. The addition of coarse salt makes it the perfect dipping salt for baked, steamed, poached or fried Asian foods, but try it sprinkled on fried chicken, french fries or your next baked potato!
This hearty root vegetable puree is a perfect winter soup. The absence of cream makes this a versatile menu item. Rich balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil bring out the deep, earthy flavors of the vegetables while fresh lemon juice and fragrant ginger brighten and accent the high notes of this delicious, well-balanced soup.
Cornish game hens get a spicy kick from chipotle and cayenne peppers! Lime juice helps tenderize and flavor the birds, while a little of your favorite barbeque sauce adds smoky sweetness. Try this new twist on a traditional bird, or on your next whole chicken!
This traditional Spanish dish adds color and aroma to your dinner table, thanks to the fragrant saffron, onions and garlic. The rice soaks up all the natural goodness given forth from the browned chicken pieces, while green peas add color and texture.
Delicious and versatile, Chinese long beans are a perfect spring stir fry ingredient. The rich flavors of soy and oyster sauces mingle with pungent ginger and salted black beans to make a rich, savory gravy. Tender, marinated chicken marries with the crisp beans for a textural treat.