Preparation is a simple affair and cooking time is short. What takes time is marinating the chicken. It’s essential to give the meat time to soak up the flavors of the soy sauce and garlic it is mixed with. That said, you really ought to try this chicken, chicharo (Chinese snow peas) and quail eggs stir fry. So good!
Spread a simplified pesto on the bread, pile on grated Pepper Jack Cheese, pop into a hot oven for three to four minutes and, presto! Serve Pepper Jack cheese toast with coffee for a bright way to start your day.
Perk up the flavor of plain rice by adding herbs and spices. For an Italian touch, stir in chopped basil, sage, garlic, and little salt and pepper. If you have cold day-old rice, cook it Chinese style but using olive oil. Basil, sage and garlic rice is aromatic, pretty and delicious.
In Episode 11 of Season 14 of The Big Bang Theory, Raj Koothrappali cooked an omelet for his new love interest. The secret, he said, was beating the egg whites separately. This mushroom and cheese omelet was cooked a la Raj. Light and fluffy with melted cheese oozing out.
Make bechamel sauce, stir in a little mustard, plenty of chopped ham, mozzarella and cheddar. Spread on toasted split buns and broil until the cheesy topping is melted and lightly browned. These ham and cheese toasties make a delicious and filling breakfast.
Did you know that many Filipino New Year customs are based on Chinese superstitions? Eating round fruits, making noise to drive away bad spirits, eating noodles for long life, paying off debts… These are all rooted in Chinese New Year practices. Here’s another: The Chinese believe that serving whole fish will bring luck.
Whole fish is rubbed with salt and spices, steamed on a bed of wilted spinach then drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice before serving. Steamed fish with lemon and olive oil is simple and elegant.