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Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Chili-Garlic Sauce by John Spottiswood

My father-in-law has become an amazing cook, and he made this as part of our Easter lunch this year with the fabulous pork tenderloin recipe (see linked below). This version isn't gloppy with extra sauce like you find in many Chinese take out places. It's very flavorful but also relatively light and healthful. He made a TON of it,…

18 votes
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Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style

Cauliflower & Potatoes ~ Indian style by Amos Miller

I have never been a really big fan of cauliflower, but I love potatoes and spices. This dish, known as 'Alu Ghobi', has long been a favorite vegetable side dish in my kitchen. It is simple, easy to make and very healthy for you. One seldom finds a cauliflower dish on the average restaurant menu. But you need not be a…

8 votes
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Plum Orange Sauce

Plum Orange Sauce by Robyn Savoie

This sauce is great with chicken and pork dishes. Serve it as a condiment for egg rolls, spring rolls, hamburgers and sandwiches.

1 vote
11768 views
Piccalilli Relish

Piccalilli Relish by Salad Foodie

The final harvest of green tomatoes I relegated to a batch of Piccalilli, a relish of East Indian origin. Just can't get enough of that lightly pungent and savory condiment....and it’s way easy to make using a food processor for most of the chopping tasks. Make a batch of this to give as holiday gifts, and to enjoy yourself through…

1 vote
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Garlic Ginger Green Beans

Garlic Ginger Green Beans by John Spottiswood

These are an excellent, healthy side dish to any grilled meat. I highly recommend them with the Chinese BBQ chicken recipe below, but honestly these would go well with just about anything. Unfortunately these were tapped out long before our chicken, so make more than you think you need. They are great the next day too!

6 votes
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Korean potato side dish

Korean potato side dish by John Spottiswood

I always love these sweet and salty braised potatoes when they are served along with kimchi and various other side dishes at korean restaurants. I've always wanted to make them, and grilling Galbi gave me the perfect opportunity. I started with a recipe from maangchi.com and substituted a mix of sugar and mirin for the corn syrup…

3 votes
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Toasted-Coconut Rice

Toasted-Coconut Rice by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a light, tasty rice that goes well with curries or other asian dishes.

7 votes
7464 views
Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles by kathy vegas

Sesame Noodles can be found on just about every Chinese menu these days and for good reason, Sesame Noodles are wonderfully addicting just by themselves, served as a side dish with grilled chicken or served topped with crisp stir fried vegetables. They also travel well and are a perfect dish to take to a potluck or picnic. Fresh…

5 votes
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Eggplant Szechuan-style

Eggplant Szechuan-style by Amos Miller

Year of the Rooster ! A most Happy and Prosperous and Fortunate New Year to all my Chinese friends! Many years ago - too many - I got a recipe from Chef Rose Cheng that set the basis for this dish. I have always come to this dish for a mid-winter spark. I love eggplant - in all it's manifestations. This dish is one of my…

2 votes
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Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi

Japanese Spinach Salad, Ohitashi by John Spottiswood

This is a delicious way to consume large quantities of one of the healthiest foods on the planet...spinach! I came to love this when I lived in Japan from 1991-1992, and make it frequently now because it is so easy, healthful and delicious. Serve this with any Asian dish, or any meat and potatoes. It's not particularly spicy, but…

2 votes
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Channa Masala

Channa Masala by John Spottiswood

This is one of my favorite Indian vegetarian dishes. I always load up on a few helpings when I'm at the buffet! Chick-peas are great for you, and filling too. This fabulous recipe is adapted from a classic by Madhur Jaffrey. I made it a bit more healthy. Use more butter and less oil if you want a richer flavor and don't care…

1 vote
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Cabbage Stir Fry

Cabbage Stir Fry by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a wonderful dish with light but complex flavors. We typically serve this along with another dish as part of a Chinese style meal.

7 votes
5300 views
Traditional Chinese Plum Sauce

Traditional Chinese Plum Sauce by Robyn Savoie

This is an easy version of plum sauce that is very tasty and keeps well in the fridge. Serve hot or chilled, with egg rolls, pork or chicken.

1 vote
5615 views
Kongjaban (Korean Sweet Black Beans)

Kongjaban (Korean Sweet Black Beans) by jason kim

Today we made a healthy side dish to counter-balance all the meat we have been eating. It's called kongjaban (Korean sweet black beans), that has been pre-soaked for a lengthy time (to aid in digestion and reduce flatulence :) and cooked in some soy sauce. It's a sweet and nutty banchan side dish, and they are filled with a good dose…

1 vote
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Wasabi Cream Sauce

Wasabi Cream Sauce by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

Wasabi Cream Sauce

1 vote
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