Grilled Oysters

Xiamen has great oysters and the common way to serve them is one of the best I’ve had. Steamed or grilled, then topped with  minced ginger, garlic, scallions, and salt, flash sauteed in oil.

Roasted Garlic

Photography: kaishin chu © 2009. One thing both J and I love to smell during the winter months esp. is the smell of garlic roasitng in the house. It is intoxicating. We figured out the settings needed for our toaster oven to do a proper job, and we are so happy for it. (it’s been…

Italian styled Garlic Prawns with Spicy Sausages

Italian styled Garlic Prawns with Spicy Sausages © Kaishin Chu 2008 I made this for a potluck gathering, it turned out really well as it reheated under the broiler perfectly. Don’t forget to have some good bread for dipping and soaking up the juices at the end. 2 Cups of fresh prawns or room temp….

Curried Lentil Tapenade (or Soup)

1 medium onion diced2 cloves garlic, mincedSaute with Olive Oil on medium until slightly translucent Add 1 1/2 cup dried french/puy lentilsaute 5 minutes (if it’s sticking to the pan, add a bit more olive oil)Add 1 1/2 Tbsp biryani curry paste** and continue to saute till wellmixedand aroma comes out. For Tapenade:Add 1 cup…

JiaoZi, Potsticker, Gyoza

mix 3 cups reg. ground pork, 1 egg, 1 c minced chives, 1 T garlic, 1/4 c dark soy, 1 T salt, 2 t blk pepper, 2 Tsesame oil, and 2 T cornstarch. Then spoon into store bought wrappers and seal with a bit of water and pinch shut, then creat pleats. Cook right away…