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stir fry tofu with patty pan squash

I never have  patty pan squash  before, I bought some in farmers market to try, I like vegetable on stir fry so I try to mix patty pan squash with tofu and green beans, It taste like zucchini but it more firmed after cooked, Otherwise it taste so good together plus ginger and sweet soy sauce makes stir fry flavorful and tasty. Ingredients : - 1 block extra firm tofu - 1 lb  patty pan squash - 4 tbsp vegetable oil - 1/2 lb green beans - 2 clove garlic /chop - 3 shallots /chop - 1 tbsp soy sauce - 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce - 1 teaspoon grated ginger - 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder - 1/2 teaspoon black pepper - pinch of red pepper flakes Direction : cut tofu, patty pan squash and green beans,set aside In large skillet heat vegetable oil, fry tofu until lighly brown,transfer in a plate on paper towel,set aside, use the same oil fry garlic,shallot and grated ginger until fragrant, add patty pan squash,green beans and fried tofu, cook for about four minutes or u

Mango blackberry tart

I bought fresh blackberry from a farmer's market, but the taste is too sour not sweet at all, I don't want to waste it, So I mix blackberry with mango and mango jam and made mango blackberry tart. a sweetness from mango and mango jam is good balance with this sour blackberry, It's good combo. Ingredients : - 1 ripe mango - 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberry - 2 tablespoon sugar - 1/2 cup mango jam Pastry : - 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour,sifted - pinch of salt - 1/2 cup butter / cold - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 5 Tbsp cold water - 1 egg Direction : Preheat oven on 350 F Peel and cut mango in cube, drain blackberry with cold water,set aside For the pastry, place the flour,salt,butter and vanilla extract in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs, add just enough water to bind to a soft but not sticky dough. Roll the dough by square not too thin. brush the edge with egg wash Spread the dough with mang

roasted sweet potato and tomato soup

This roasted sweet potato and tomato soup can be prepare as dairy free soup, just skip the sour cream and replace with coconut milk. I like spicy on the soup so I add hot chili and roasted together with the rest ingredients, if you don't like spicy at all you can skip the chili as well or just add pinch of red pepper flakes Serve with fresh store bought french baguette or toast. Ingredients : - 3 medium size sweet potato - 6 large tomato - 1 yellow onion - 4 clove garlic - 11/2 Tbsp dry basil -  2 hot chili or pinch red pepper flakes / optional - 1 teaspoon black pepper - 1 teaspoon salt/taste - 4 Tbsp olive oil - 1 teaspoon honey - 1/2 cup sour cream / 1/2 cup coconut milk Directions: Preheat the oven on 400 F Peel sweet potato and cut in large cube, Cut tomato in wedges slice onion and crush garlic, transfer all cut ingredients,garlic and chili into baking dish, sprinkle with olive oil  and dry seasoning ( dry basil,red

seared mahi-mahi with apricot teriyaki ginger sauce

I try two way how to cook this mahi-mahi, Can be marinate first with apricot sauce mixture  about ten minutes or so. Or brush the fish both side with the sauce and cook in a skillet right away for 3 minutes each side or until cook through and spoon the remaining sauce on top, I like either way. I served this seared mahi-mahi with  caramelized brussel sprouts  with sweet soy sauce and potato dish, it's perfect meal for dinner that evening. Ingredients : - 2  4 oz mahi-mahi fillet - salt and pepper - 1 Tbsp butter - 2 Tbsp apricot jam - 3 Tbsp teriyaki ginger sauce - 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder Direction : Mix apricot jam,ginger teriyaki sauce and cardamom powder in a small sauce pan simmer in low heat for few minutes until apricot jam are melted and stir really well, set aside Season the fish with salt and pepper, marinate the fish with apricot  mixture sauce for about 10 minutes, Heat butter in skillet in medium high temperatur cook for 3-4 min

Mango olive salsa

In previous post I mentioned that I have a lot of tomato this season, I take my friend idea to keep some in the freezer for the winter, So I blanch some tomato,peel the skin and freeze them, it doesn't take long time to do that a, So now I know how to keep them for the winter season. And today I made salsa with mango and olive mix with tomato, onion,sweet pepper and cilantro, I never have olive on salsa but it taste good together. This mango olive salsa can be served on  Taco's ,  grilled salmon  or dip with any potato or tortilla chips as appetizer. Ingredients : - 1 ripe mango - 1 cup green olives - 1 yellow onion - 1 large tomato - 2 sweet pepper - 1 jalapeno or any hot pepper / optional - handful fresh cilantro - 1 lime juice - 1 Tablespoon olive oil - 1/2 Tablespoon honey -  Pinch of salt / to taste Direction : Dice mango,olive,tomato,onion,sweet pepper and hot pepper, chop cilantro, mix all ingredients in a  medium bowl add lime juice,olive oil

Upside-down tomato tart

We have a lot of tomatoes from the garden lately, we shared some with friends but I still have too much, I need to use up these tomato soon, One of my friend told me I can blanch them, peel the skin and freeze them save for the winter,  I might try that today. By the way I made this upside-down tomato tart yesterday It doesn't look perfect but taste delicious the Cherry tomato it's perfect on this tart, little sweet,salty, tangy and crusty in one bite. Ingredients : - 2 tbsp butter - 1 tbsp sugar - 1 lb 2 oz cherry tomatoes, halved - 2 clove garlic crushed - 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar - Pinch salt and pepper Pastry : - 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour,sifted - pinch of salt - 1/2 cup butter - 1 tbsp dry basil plus extra for garnish ( optional ) - 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning - 5 Tbsp cold water Direction Preheat the oven too 400 F/200C Melt the batter in a skillet, Add the sugar and stir over high heat until just turning golden brow. Re

Mango berries ginger crisp

This is one of my favorite fruits crisp so far, mango mix with berries ( blueberry,raspberry and blackberry ) mixed with Asian spices fresh ginger,nutmeg and lemon zest and  lemon juice. Since the fruits have natural sweet taste in it, So I only add sugar on the crisp topping to adjust the sweetness. This dessert  can be served warm and served with a scoop vanilla or strawberry ice cream for a treat. I made this dessert about two years ago as one of the menu for  the event of  foodbuzz 24x24 , and I make it again yesterday for dinner with friends. Mango berries ginger crisp Ingredients : - 2 cups black berries - 2 cup raspberries - 3 cup blueberries - 2 mango/ peeled,pitted and cut in cube - 2 tbsp grated ginger - 1 lemon zest / juice - 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg Topping crumbled / crisp - 1 cup granola - 1 cup oath - 3/4 cup brown sugar - 3/4 cup flour - 1 stick unsalted butter/cold (Mix all ingredients into food processor just process unti