This is Japan's answer to McDonald's special sauce. Is this what you get with your sushi at a Japanese restaurant? If not, it shoud be! Adapted from Joni Marie. She has some great and creative recipes.
This isn't your usual Chinese restaurant mustard sauce! This is a silky sauce lush with the flavors of toasted sesame oil and Dijon mustard! Wonderful with cold roast beef, lamb and chicken dishes. Spread on steamed fish and foods off the grill. Great on cheese sandwiches! It will keep indefinately in the fridge. Adapted from the China Moon cookbook.
This intriguing sauce is easy to make. Most people can't guess what the ingredients are. Keep a jar in the fridge and use it for steamed vegetables, fish, rice, most anything. It's great on salads, but add it at the last minute so the greens don't wilt. From Colorado Homes magazine, taken from True Food, Seasonable, Sustainable, Simple, Pure by Dr. Andrew Weil MD, Sam Fox and Micheal Stebner.
From Alton Brown, Good Eats, Episode: Et Tu Mame. Delicious! I have tweaked it just a little bit. :) You can double the chile sauce to increase the heat if you wish. I used Thai sweet chili sauce but use the red chili paste or sambal oleck if you like.
If you want really good flavor, make your own spice mix! In the ingredients, the Szechwan peppers are actually peppercorns, but for some reason, the computer program won't let me say that. This is adapted from China Moon Cookbook. This can be used in marinades, sauces, mayonnaises, chopped meat, sauteed vegetables, and pastas! Have fun!
Kombu is a type of kelp, filled with trace minerals. It comes in long sheets or strips, but only a small piece is used at a time. You can use this to drink, as a soup base, to cook rice, noodles, etc. Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.
The sushi-like rolls of Stuffed Swiss Chard are filled with rice and grated vegetables and sprinkled with sesame-soy sauce. Quick tip: Using a mini chopper or food processor cuts prep time for this dish in half. From Country Living magazine.
This is a variation of Tofu Teriyaki from The Tassajara Recipe Book, and is delicious fresh or grilled with a honey miso sauce or spicy peanut sauce, served with Chinese noodles. Be sure to use firm tofu, it can be handled without breaking and holds up well on the grill. For best results, marinate the toful for a full day before using. Adapted from Fields of Greens restaurant cookbook.
Halved Brussels sprouts are quickly stir fried with garlic, then tossed in Umami sauce which makes a nice, thick sauce. Yum. The computer would not let me say umami sauce in the ingredients, so I put soy sauce, but use umami sauce! From Colorado Homes, taken from True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure by Andrew Weil MD, Sam Fox and Micheal Stebner.
A light and lovely seasoned oil that works great in Asian dishes. Adapted from the China Moon Cookbook by Barbara Tropp. Wonderful for pouring over noodles and salads! It will also make a great match for fish! The oil may cloud but will not be impaired.
This stock adds greatly to miso soups and other soups. Adjust the balance of soy sauce with the sweetness of the sugar to your liking. Refrigerate, this will keep a week. Enjoy! Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison.