Crazycook goes Asian?
Aug. 14, 2011 12:14 am
Updated: Aug. 14, 2011 9:06 pm
It was yesterday morning while having my "wake up" iced coffee, that I got a but... I wanted appetizers for dinner! By time the lunch bell rang and I'd fed the dogs and myself, I had a rather lengthy grocery list going... or so it seemed. By early afternoon,
the "yen" had waned, and the couch potato in me had taken a firm grip... Big picture, I
REALLY didn't need to stock up on a bunch of items that may well rot after the second or third use... I was remembering the times I had bought roasted red peppers (in a jar...) and later hoisin, both of which molded before they were half used!
So, this morning, I once again was "bit." Mere minutes after 1pm I marched out the front door, armed with my "list," and the desire to return to spend the afternoon in the crazykitchen. I tossed a ham in the oven, thinking dinner, along with some leftovers...
On to my other choices... I had nixed the Salmon Satay once I saw the $ per lb... sorry, I just couldn't do it! Thus, I settled for spicy Thai meatballs, with sweet/sour Apricot dipping sauce. I called it "quits" there... for today! I do believe that I
will remain in Asia for at least one more day! I've found a recipe spicy potatoes, but more so, I'm wanting pork eggrolls and Chinese chicken wings. The pork slow baked in the oven with the ham (and later the meatballs,) so my day will consist of making
eggroll wrappers, prepping cabbage and carrot, etc. The sauce for the wings will have a sesame flavor... I'll just have to match dipping sauces for each. I might also try the potatoes... as I recall, grated, lightly steamed and then stir fried. I did learn
one VERY important lesson today though, to really cut down on the Asian Chili sauce (which I did with the meatballs and sauce!) The basil Ponzu sauce might meld well with the eggrolls being rather heavy on the Soy sauce. As I write, I'm debating about an
"entree," but with the wings and eggrolls... we may have more than enough to please the appetites!
So, I'm now armed with recipes for Hoisin and Plum sauces... though neither may be "authentic," but if they "work," I'll be pleased! It will also be nice to make only enough for a use or three!
The next question is, just where will I wish to travel next? I'll have to work on that one also tomorrow... or maybe Monday!
Be well, friends, be happy, and be crazy!