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Rice noodles and shrimp soup

Leftover rice noodles is good for stir fry or soup,every time I made cold spring rolls I always had leftover rice noodles,so this time I use them for a soup mixed with shrimp and vegetables
normally I cook with any vegetables what I have on hand and adding seafood or  thinly sliced meat if you like and add sliced Thai chili if you like more spicy, I like hot spicy foods :)

Ingredients : estimates
4 oz rice noodles ( cooked or soak in the water follow a directions )
4 oz raw shrimp
1 can 8 oz young corn /baby corn
1 can 15 oz peeled straw mushroom
1 clove garlic ( chopped )
2 clove shallots ( chopped )
1 tbs sesame oil
2 cube chicken bouillon  with 3 cup of water
2 tsp Chinese five spice
1/2soy sauce
1 tsp black pepper
1 Thai chili/chopped ( optional )
chopped cilantro or green onion



preparation :
in the medium/ large soup pan heat sesame oil on medium high temperature
fry chopped garlic and shallots until cook
add chicken bouillon and water ( chicken stock )
season with Chinese five …

Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata

I made a lots of cookies lastweek using a lot of egg yolk,I save the white eggs,to use up later, just try to make a simple dish,is similar with omelet the only different we have to broil in to the oven for a few minutes.so if you guys had leftover white eggs,this recipe is very easy:)
This recipe adapted from Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger   except I only use white eggs and fresh chopped broccoli.Ingredients :

8-10 white eggs2 teaspoons olive oil1 small red onion sliced (about 1 cup)2 cups chopped fresh broccoli1/4 teaspoon saltFreshly ground black pepper1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces)Directions :
In a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet heat the oil over a medium flame. Add the onion and cook until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt and a few turns of pepper. whisk white egg and Pour the  white eggs over the vegetables in the skillet covering them evenly. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and …

Happy Holiday

Dau Hu Cuon/Tofu springrolls with peanut sauce

You can prepare this tofu spring rolls with store bought fried tofu to make it more easier or grilled extra firm tofu and also you can use season fried bean curd ( normally use for Inarizushi ) just slice them and ready to use for any cold spring rolls.





I made this cold tofu spring rolls so often, I brings to potluck or party, one of all my friends  favorite  especially my homemade peanut sauce to serve with this cold spring rolls.


Ingredients :
- 1 package Rice paper wrapper - 1 block fried tofu/ bean curd - 4 oz vermicelli/rice noodles ( optional ) - bunch of lettuce - half of English cucumber/cut in strip - 1 carrot/cut in strip - bunch of fresh Thai basil - bunch of cilantro





Peanut sauce Ingredients :
1/2 cup ground unsalted peanut
2 tbs sweet soy sauce
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tbs hot sauce/sriracha/what u prefer ( optional )
1 tbs lime juice
1 tbs grated ginger
1/2 tsp garlic powder
( just whisk it together until combine )

spaghetti with Artichokes lemon pepper sauce

Holidays season is begin,hope you guys have a great holiday with your family's,friends,co-worker and neighbors etc.
I can't believe is almost the end of the year of 2011,time just fly by,to all of you who travel during holiday have a safe trip !!!!


Spaghetti serve with fish,why not :) it's all about lemon pepper on this meal,I made Tilapia lemon pepper,and artichokes lemon pepper spaghetti sauce
Pre heat oven on 350 degree F
brush tilapia fillet with melted butter
sprinkles with lemon pepper spice blend
bake 15-20 minutes



Ingredients :
1 package barilla Thin Spaghetti ( any brand )

sauce ingredients: yield for 2-4 serve
2 tbs unsalted butter
1 clove garlic (chop )
1 cup cooked grill artichokes ( chop )
11/2 tbs lemon pepper spice blend
1 tsp lemon grate
2 tbs lemon juice
1/2 cup milk
topping :
Parmesan cheese
basil


Preparation :
cook spaghetti follow direction on the package
mix all sauce ingredient,simmer until cook/ boiling
drain spaghetti,mix them with the sauce until …

Salted caramel cookies

With grounded peanut

Ingredients :

- 3 stick unsalted butter ( room temperature ) - 1/2 cup sugar - 4 egg yolk - 4 cup flour - 1 cup ground peanut  or  almond flour - 8 Tbsp milk - 1 Tbsp vanilla extract


Topping 1 egg wash + 2 tablespoon milk ( whisk egg yolk and milk ) 3 tablespoon sugar
Salted caramel frosting :
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoon caramel
3 tablespoon powder sugar
2 tablespoon salted caramel cocoa
( mix them well until combine )

Preparation:

Pre heat oven on 350 degree F Beat butter and sugar until soft and fluffy add egg yolk one at  time add flour and ground peanut or almond flour add milk and vanilla beat for a while or just stir with spatula until combine sprinkles flour on kitchen board,roll the cookie dough about 1/2 inch thick brush with egg wash and sprinkles with sugar
put on the baking pan on parchment paper bake about 22-25 minutes,,, cool it for a while,and cut in to desire shape ( square,rectangle etc ) after cool,,,, drizzle caramel frosting on top cookies…

Kiwi Citrus Salad dressing

To my friend Cindy,,,thanks for the grape fruits,some of them I have for my breakfast and lunch even on the salad and I still have some more :)
Because I like to make homemade salad dressing and I always have other type of citrus,so I mix them with orange and kiwi,,,so citrus,,,Love it :)




Ingredients :
2 kiwi  ( peeled and cut )
1 orange ( 3 tbs fresh orange juice + 1/2 tsp orange zest )
1/2 grape fruits ( juice )
1 tablespoon lemon juice + 1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 tablespoon mayonnaisse
1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
( blender all ingredients until combine )



Rice noodles in peanut curry sauce

Stir fried rice noodles mixed with vegetables in peanut curry sauce, full with asian flavored, fresh ginger,sesame oil blended with creamy peanut butter soy sauce and sweet soy sauce, use any vegetables you like and top with fried egg if you like.



Ingredients :estimates
- 8 oz rice noodles
- 2 oz snow peas or 2 cup cut fresh green beans
- 1 cup celery stalk thinly slice
- 1/4 brocolli
- 1/2  onion
- 2 clove garlic

For the sauce :
- 2 Tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon grated ginger
- 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sweet soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 cup creamy/chunk peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tespoon white / black pepper


Preparation;
Cook rice noodles follow the package on the package
meanwhile, slice onion and chop garlic,set aside

In a small bowl mix all the peanut curry  sauce inggredients until combine

On medium heat, in large skillet  fry onion and garlic until fragrant
add vegetables cook about 2-3 minutes
add the sauce mixture and…

Tofu Chicken Roulade

Normally I cook tofu as vegetarian recipe but this time I mixed tofu with meat/ground chicken just a try.
unlike my beef asparagus roulade recipe
Ridwan's Kitchen / Asian-spice mix: Beef asparagus roulade, this tofu and chicken have to be grounded,just like how to prepare to make a meatloaf,except I have chicken hot dog/franks in the middle :)

Tofu chicken Roulade
Ingredients:
1 block tofu soft/firm 12 oz
1 lb ground chicken
4 egg
4 chicken franks/hot dog
4 stalk green onion ( chopped )
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika powder

Preparation :
Heat oven on 400 degree F
beat 3 egg and season with salt and pepper
heat 1 tsp butter on medium low and make two thinly omelet,set aside

ground tofu by fork until grounded,mix with ground chicken
add chopped green onion/scallion
add 1 egg lightly beaten
add,salt,pepper,garlic powder and paprika powder
mix them well until combine and divide tofu mixture by two

prepare 2 sheets aluminium foil and spray or grease wit…

Raspberry Compote

I just love anything with raspberry, especially mixed any chocolates:)
I have leftover raspberry need to use up, So I made raspberry compote to served with store bought pound cake.




Raspberry compote
Ingredients :
2 cup ripe raspberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs lemon zest

Preparation:
In the sauce pan combine,raspberry,sugar,lemon juice and lemon zest,simmer on medium low heat  until sugar dissolve stirring frequently until berries give up their juices,serve warm or cold as dessert topping.
E N J O Y,,,

Fish Taco's

I've been change around of taco filling as long as I use Old El Paso taco's seasoning mix,all is good to me,either meat or seafood,and is very easy to prepare too :)

Fish taco Ingredients :  yield for 6 taco's

6 oz catfish
1 small package 28 gr ( old el paso taco seasoning mix )
2 tbs olive oil
6 yellow corn taco's shells
shredded lettuce
tomato salsa : garden tomato salsa
shredded cheddar cheese
Greek plan yogurt /sour cream

Preparation
heat olive oil on the skillet in medium high
cut catfish in to bite size
mix catfish and taco's seasoning and fry until cook ( about  6 minutes )
and ready to fill the taco's shells with  layer of taco's filling ingredients.




Eggnog French Toast

After Muffins, Eggnog recipe is continue, I still have eggnog need to us up !
and I have a loaf bread from my neighbour,,,so perfect morning to make french toast with eggnog :)
Thank you Hickerson's family for cinnamon rolls and a loaf bread.





Ingredients :
6 sliced bread ( loaf bread )
1 cup Eggnog
1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg
1/2 tsp instant coffee
powder sugar
Ginger syrup/maple syrup
cooking spray

Preparation :
Heat flat grill on 350 degree F
mix eggnog with nutmeg and instant coffee whisk them until combine
dip sliced bread into eggnog mix
grill until golden brown both side  ( it takes about 3-5 minutes )
sprinkles with powder sugar and maple syrup ( I use ginger syrup )

Eggnog Muffins

I always want to try Eggnog,but after I try to drink just a little bit,,,Wow taste so sweet and rich is not kind my drink,I feel like I need a glass of water after that :)
But I  don't like to wasted, so I have to make something out of it,taste sweet and creamy I thought is good for muffins :)




Ingredients ;
- 3 cup flour
- 2 tbs tbs baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh nutmeg
- 1 cup golden raisin
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 3/4 cup eggnog

Preparation :
heat oven on 375 degree F
mixed and shift the first four ingredients ( flour,baking powder,salt and fresh nutmeg ) set aside
beat sugar,egg,oil and eggnog until combine
add flour mixture  beat until fluffy
add raisin and walnut
fold them until combine
yield about 16 muffins
bake about 20-25 minutes or until insert toothpick come clean

Grape with Goat cheese and walnut

Holidays season is coming up, this simple grape and goat cheese walnut is perfect for any finger food party idea or potluck with family and friends, can be prepare overnight one day ahead stored covered in the fridge.
I got the recipe from costco cook books, I wanted to share with you all as an idea for holiday's food party.








Ingredients :
-  8 oz cream cheese
-  8 oz goat cheese
-  salt ( optional )
- 1 pound divine flavor red or green seedless grapes
- 8 oz walnuts,finely chopped


Preparations :
Combine cream cheese and goat cheese,mix until well blended
if desired add a pinch of salt
thoroughly wash grapes and dry them well
Coat each grape with the cheese mixture,roll in chopped walnuts to coat
Tip : these can be prepared one day ahead and stored covered,in the refrigerator.
E n j o y.