Carne Asada and Homemade Salsa

Over the past few summers, I seem to have picked up on skirt steak as my steak of choice for grilling. In 2018 I made spice-rubbed skirt steak a few times. Last summer I marinated skirt steak in various teriyaki sauces. This summer I have plans to make carne asada a few times in the search of a tasty Mexican dinner. Continue reading…

Crispy Ramen with Hoisin Sauce Tofu

I am lucky! I have a wide group of friends and they are all – without exception – wonderful, virtual people. They care for others and always do the right thing. But, I suspect they may sometimes be tempted to do not nice things – maybe flip someone off in traffic, or worse. If and when that happens they probably stop and do the nice thing instead because they are sure tofu, and especially tofu with ramen, is what is served for three meals a day in hell. Could it be that if they tried this dish they might stray from the straight and narrow lives? I suspect not; I certainly hope not.
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Stir Fried Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce

We originally bought a few bunches of bok choy with an eye to making a vegetarian dish for our family Sunday dinner; but schedules diverged. We wanted to wait on the big meal we had planned (more on that in a few posts) so I turned to J. Kenji López-Alt’s new wok cook book “The Wok: Recipes and Techniques” for an idea of what to do with the vegetable. I found a recipe for Chinese broccoli but the notes say bok choy would be a suitable replacement.
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