These purple flowers are actually dumplings
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- Juice of ½ a lime
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 10-12 wooden skewers, soaked in water
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
- Peanut sauce, for serving
- In a large bowl, mix together garlic, ginger, fish sauce, soy sauce, turmeric and 2 tablespoons oil. Add chicken and toss until it is completely coated.
- Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat. Thread the chicken lengthwise onto the skewers. Brush remaining oil onto the grill. Place skewers on the grill in batches. Grill on both sides until cooked completely, about 5 minutes per side.
- Serve with peanut sauce for dipping.
Veggie summer rolls
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- ½ large carrot, cut into strips
- ½ red pepper, cut into strips
- 1 cup fresh mint
- 1 cup fresh Thai basil
- 1 (12-ounce) package rice paper wraps
- 2 ounces Thai rice stick noodles
- 7 ounces firm tofu, cut into domino sticks
- Fill a shallow bowl with water and place one wrap at a time in the water until soft. On a single rice paper wrap, place a small amount of each vegetable and gently roll them into the wrap, tucking the sides first. Repeat process.
- Serve with dipping sauce.
Peanut dipping sauce
- ½ cup peanut butter
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce (preferably sambal oelek or Sriracha)
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients. Whisk thoroughly and set aside.
Pad see Ben
- 14 ounces dried rice-stick noodles
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and stems cut into thin strips
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
- ½ red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- ½ carrot, cut into thin strips
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- ½ cup oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 lime, cut into wedges, for serving
- Boil a large pot of salted water. When water comes to a boil, drop in broccoli and cook for about 1 minute, or until the broccoli turns a bright green. Remove the broccoli and take the water from heat and add noodles. Stir, allow noodles to soften (about 5 minutes), and strain.
- In a large skillet, warm vegetable oil at medium-high heat. Add eggs and scramble. Add garlic and ginger and cook for about 30 seconds, and then add vegetables. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is tender. In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, and oyster sauce.
- Add cooked noodles and soy mixture to the skillet. Toss until noodles are coated with sauce and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and a squeeze of lime, serve immediately.
Peanut butter coconut cookies
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-½ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350. Cream peanut butter, butter, and sugar together until very fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour to the peanut butter mixture. Once it is fully combined, add the coconut and mix until the coconut is incorporated.
- Roll dough into small balls -- about a heaping tablespoon -- and place onto baking sheet and sprinkle with a little salt. Press each ball down with fork and bake about 20 minutes, or until golden.