SICHUAN THREE PEPPER PORK BELLY STIR-FRY

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 12 ounces pork belly, sliced ½-inch thick 4 long hot green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces, deseeded if desired (will be less spicy without seeds) 1 teaspoon minced ginger, sliced to ⅛-inch thickness 12 dried red...

LOBSTER STICKY FRIED RICE

Ingredients 2 whole live lobsters (1¼ to 1½ pounds each) 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1½ cups (300 grams) glutinous rice (sticky rice), soaked in 2 cups water for 30 minutes to 1 hour 2 cups vegetable oil for frying 2...

SICHUAN HOT AND SOUR CABBAGE STIR-FRY

Ingredients For the sauce: 4 teaspoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon oyster sauce For the rest of the dish: ½ tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic, smashed...

SWIRLED PUMPKIN BROWNIES

Ingredients For the pumpkin mixture: 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup pumpkin puree ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg For the chocolate...

SESAME SCALLION WAFFLES

Ingredients 2 eggs, at room temperature ½ cup vegetable or canola oil, plus more for brushing the waffle iron 1 ½ cups whole milk 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ⅛ teaspoon five spice powder...

BEEF TOFU STIR FRY

Beef Tofu Stir Fry is one of those things on a Cantonese restaurant menu that is always calling out to me–usually when I’m stopping in a Chinatown takeout place for a quick lunch. Beef Tofu Stir Fry always seems to make it to the lunch table or car whenever the four...

Pan-fried Salmon Steak

Ingredients 4 skin-on salmon fillets, about 6 ounces (170g) each Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable, canola, or light olive oil Directions Press salmon fillets between paper towels to dry surfaces thoroughly. Season...

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

  INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons coconut oil or quality vegetable oil, divided 2 eggs, beaten with a dash of salt 1 ½ cups chopped fresh pineapple 1 large red bell pepper, diced ¾ cup chopped green onions (about ½ bunch) 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced ½ cup...

Mango Yogurt Pop

INGREDIENTS 2 large ripe mangoes (about 1 1/2 cups diced) 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use non-fat) 1 1/2-2 tablespoons honey (see notes) 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Juice of 1/2 lemon INSTRUCTIONS Peel and dice mangoes and add a few small pieces to the bottom of...

Chinese Congee with Pork and Century EggPrint

  Ingredients ½ cup white rice (I am using jasmine white rice) 5 Liter water or stock 1 spring onion, finely chopped chopped coriander pinch of salt Marinades for rice ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cooking oil Side ingredients 1 century egg, shelled and diced 1 cup...