Sunday, January 29, 2017

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

I've been breaking out my Lux Multi-Cooker more often these past few weeks, today I put it to use in slow cooker mode to make up some easy Mongolian Beef. 

I really like the multi-cooker because it has replaced my rice cooker, slow cooker and pressure cooker...i highly recommend getting a it a the Lux by Fagor or one of the very popular Instant Pots.

Here is the recipe for the Mongolian Beef

In your slow cooker add the following:

  • 1 pound beef sliced across the grain (flank steak works well)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

set you slow cooker to low for 6 hours, or high for 4
when you have 15 minutes left mix 2 Tbsp corn starch with some water in a bowl and then pour it into the slow cooker and recover for the last 15 minutes

and that's I said...super simple!

Serve with rice, sliced green onions and sesame seeds

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Baked General Tso's Chicken

My favorite Chinese takeout dish is General Tso's chicken, now lets lighten it up a bit and switch from fried to baked.

Here are your ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless chicken (breast or thighs) cubed
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups cornflakes - crushed
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp siracha sauce
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp water

Here is the process:

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Put eggs, flour and cornflakes in separate bowls
  3. dip chicken in eggs...then flour..then cornflakes, place on parchment lined sheet pan
  4. Bake chicken for 13-15 minutes
  5. Combine the following in a sauce pan: chicken stock, soy sauce, tomato paste, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and sugar
  6. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat
  7. Mix corn starch and water in a small dish and whisk into the sauce pan
  8. Cook for a minute to thicken sauce.
  9. Put cooked chicken pieces into a large bowl and pour sauce over, toss to coat the chicken
  10. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Honey Soy Glaze

Here is a nice quick glaze for pork or chicken

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove

Mix all in a bowl and brush and its ready to brush onto your pork/chicken