Thursday, September 1, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Ingredients 3 large chicken breasts, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons of garlic, minced 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 - 1.5 pounds of green beens 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or soy sauce <-- not paleo) 1 tablespoon sriracha 1 tablespoon chili paste (or more, to taste) 1 tablespoon honey (or more, to taste) salt and pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon sesame seeds optional: crushed peanuts/cashews Instructions First, prep chicken by seasoning with salt and pepper and slicing it into thin, bite-sized pieces. Set aside. Then, prep the green beans but cutting off both ends. Set aside. Prep stir fry sauce by mixing together coconut aminos, sriracha, chili past, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside. Next, place 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic in a large sauce pan or wok. Turn to high medium/high heat. Add in chicken and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until partially cooked. Remove chicken and set aside. Place another tablespoon of sesame oil and minced garlic in the pan and turn to high heat. Add in green beans and sauté for about 5-7 minutes or until they begin to soften. Add in the chicken and continue to cook for 5ish more minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Once chicken is cooked, add in stir fry sauce and reduce heat to low/medium and let cook down for a few more minutes. Add in sesame seeds and let sit for at least 5 minutes so that the sauce can thicken a bit more. Serve hot. Notes If you like things really saucey, feel free to double the sauce in this recipe! Many readers have done so and loved it.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
This was so tasty! Next time I'm going to add potatoes! Yield: Serves 4-6 Note: the slight dash of cayenne pepper doesn’t make the soup spicy, instead, it just enhances the overall flavor. You can add more to taste, if you like things a bit spicier. Also, if you are worried about the fish sauce, don’t be! It is widely available in most grocery stores in the Asian foods section. It is relatively inexpensive and lasts a long time in the refrigerator. It adds an element of flavor you can’t get otherwise, but in a pinch, you could leave it out and sub in probably 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste). If you don’t know what you would use the rest of the fish sauce in, here are a few of my other favorite dishes that call for it: Shrimp Stir Fry with Coconut Curry Sauce, Chiang Mai Noodles, Red Coconut Curry Noodles, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Authentic Egg Rolls.) Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, (about 3), cut into 1-inch pieces Salt and pepper for seasoning 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion (about 1/2 medium onion) 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 can (14-ounces) unsweetened light coconut milk 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more to taste 1 tablespoon brown sugar ½ tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about 1 medium lime) ¼ cup fresh cilantro 3-4 cups hot, cooked rice for serving Directions In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat until it is hot and shimmering. Pat the chicken pieces dry with a paper towel and season them lightly with salt and pepper. Add them to the hot oil. Let the chicken cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the onions and red pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the onions and peppers are slightly softened. The chicken and vegetables don’t have to be fully cooked as they will simmer and cook further in the next step. Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, fish sauce, cayenne pepper, brown sugar and curry powder. Stir to combine. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook, gently, for 10-15 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve a ladle or two of the soup over a scoop of rice and garnish with more cilantro, if desired. Notes Make Ahead Instructions: Follow the recipe through the step through the first paragraph. Transfer the chicken/onions/peppers to a slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients (except the lime juice, cilantro and rice). Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Serve over rice. http://www.melskitchencafe.com/coconut-curry-soup/