Tag Archives: sesame

farro[SO] yummy!

Since the weather took a turn from warm and summer-like, to a slight bit cooler it seemed fitting to make a hearty, warming meal for dinner…
After raiding my fridge and pantry, it was easy! A nutty farro dish with an Asian flavor base to it! Shredded carrots, diced onions, some minced garlic and ginger, chopped porcini mushrooms and sautéed shrimp all came together with a hint of sesame oil, a few tablespoons of soy sauce and a dash of hoisin…
The dish literally takes no time to prepare, but the incredible depth of flavor would make you think otherwise!

at a low simmer…
-R

20130413-221950.jpg

20130413-221959.jpg

20130413-222007.jpg

20130413-222016.jpg

20130413-222026.jpg

20130413-222036.jpg

20130413-222044.jpg

20130413-222056.jpg

20130413-222106.jpg

20130413-222115.jpg

20130413-222126.jpg

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Take-out at home!

So for the second part to my Asian food crave day… Spicy Sesame chicken served alongside steamed sugar snap peas!!
This was one of the easiest recipes to prepare and amazingly enough spot-on to the flavor of your favorite take-out!! Crispy, crunchy, sweet, spicy, savory, tangy… I can go on and on… I did have to put my own spin on it by adding the spicy factor!
The chicken… some beautiful and succulent breasts that were cubed up and tossed into a marinade of sesame oil, soy sauce, flour, baking powder and cornstarch.
The sauce… soy sauce, sesame oil, scallions, an uber-spicy red chili, sugar, ginger, garlic, sherry vinegar, sambal oelek [chili sauce] and chicken stock!
After frying the chicken, a quick toss into the sauce, a healthy spill of sesame seeds and I was ready to plate this bad-ass!
One word… INCREDIBLE!

at a low simmer…
-R

20120425-211037.jpg

20120425-211045.jpg

20120425-211052.jpg

20120425-211101.jpg

20120425-211109.jpg

Tagged , , , , , ,