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Recipes by Linda Tay Esposito

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AUSHAK - AFGHAN RAVIOLI

AUSHAK - AFGHAN RAVIOLI by Linda Tay Esposito

I first tasted Aushak at the Salang Pass restaurant in Fremont, a city where a lot of Afghan immigrants have settled. Aushak is proof that Marco Polo made his way through that part of the world (I mean through the Hindu Kush, not Fremont!) enroute back from China. Aushak is traditionally made with beef - it's the Afghan version of…

3 votes
21347 views
VIETNAMESE BO LA LOT

VIETNAMESE BO LA LOT by Linda Tay Esposito

This is a very tasty Vietnamese appetizer and part of the famous "bo 7 mon" Vietnamese menu of eating 7 different types of beef dishes. Beef 7 ways. No holy cow here. The skewers of little green parcels of beef make a lovely presentation. La lot is a type of Asian herb - a large shiny heart-shaped leaf which gives a peppery,…

4 votes
41781 views
SHANGHAINESE LION’S HEAD

SHANGHAINESE LION’S HEAD by Linda Tay Esposito

They call it Lion's Head because the meatballs are ye big with manes of soft, tender napa cabbage...looking like a lion. Seriously, in Shanghai, the meatballs are the size of a tennis ball - let's call that a quarter pounder meatball. Slowly braise or steam to get a tender, melt-in-your-mouth meatballs. If you have a small…

4 votes
15360 views
THAI KHAO TOM MOO

THAI KHAO TOM MOO by Linda Tay Esposito

Thailand's breakfast for champions. A comfort food, the soup makes a wonderful meal. Besides being a popular breakfast item in Thailand (hold the bacon, give me pork balls!), it is also their version of chicken soup for the days when one is under the weather.

2 votes
10199 views
MALAYSIAN FISH BALLS

MALAYSIAN FISH BALLS by Linda Tay Esposito

Bouncy meatballs! My good aunt, Shirley, shared this recipe with me - her secret ingredient is to add the egg (you must stir in in one directions, she says) to make the fish ball puff up during frying. The skin then collapses to a chewy bite, while the meat inside remains bouncy. Very few people really make this at home anymore…

2 votes
19882 views
INDIAN KOFTA CURRY

INDIAN KOFTA CURRY by Linda Tay Esposito

Delicious Gujerati style of curry, with lamb kofta aka meatballs. A flavor explosion experience.

3 votes
11958 views
PERSIAN KUFTEH BERENJI

PERSIAN KUFTEH BERENJI by Linda Tay Esposito

Big balls of aromatic fresh herbs, rice, beef and lamb. It's a whole meal by itself. Adding dairy to meatballs make them tender. The Advieh is a Persian spice mix of cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, cloves and rose petals.

3 votes
12633 views
MINCED CHICKEN & LAP CHEUNG IN LETTUCE CUPS

MINCED CHICKEN & LAP CHEUNG IN LETTUCE CUPS by Linda Tay Esposito

There are so many versions of Chicken in Lettuce Cups. This recipe features the classic trinity of chicken, lap cheung (Chinese wax sausages) and dried shrimp. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, get the Wycen lap cheung (Washington/Stockton or Clement/7th) . They make their sausages locally and offer extra lean 100%…

7 votes
17120 views
CRABMEAT AND CHIVES POTSTICKERS

CRABMEAT AND CHIVES POTSTICKERS by Linda Tay Esposito

Potstickers are real easy to make. Part pan fried, part steamed, the dumplings have a crisp base and a soft top. In this recipe, we have filled the dumplings with crabmeat and chives, but you can also fill the dumplings with pork or chicken, or just a mushroom medley. The aromatic dipping sauce (adapted from Fuchsia Dunlop's "Land…

3 votes
8161 views
SHIITAKE & ENOKI ASIAN MUSHROOMS SPRING ROLLS

SHIITAKE & ENOKI ASIAN MUSHROOMS SPRING ROLLS by Linda Tay Esposito

A vegan favorite at the dim sum table. When you bite into the spring roll, you will feel several layers of textures - texture being an important element of Chinese foods. First you have the crisp from the deep fried spring roll skin, followed by the velvety shiitake inter-mingled with the stringy mung bean thread and the silky…

4 votes
16965 views