Ahi Tuna with Edamame Wasabi Relish


Ahi Tuna with Edamame Wasabi Relish
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6-7 minutes 0-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6-7 minutes 0-2 hours
Ahi Tuna with Edamame Wasabi Relish
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6-7 minutes 0-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6-7 minutes 0-2 hours
Ingredients
Edamame Wasabi Relish
Ahi Tuna
Servings: people
Instructions
Edamame Wasabi Relish
  1. Coarsely hand chop edamame and stir together with remaining ingredients, cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
Ahi Tuna
  1. Whisk together ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. Pour over tuna, turning tuna to coat all sides. Cover and chill for up to 2 hours preferably but can be cooked immediately.
  2. Heat a non stick grill pan or BBQ to medium high. Cook tuna 2 minutes per side. Remove and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes. Cut into 1/4" slices. Top with Edamame Wasabi Relish and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

I used a 10.5 ounce bag of frozen edamame pods, cooked 2 1/2 minutes in the bag.  Removed from bag and plunged into ice water to stop cooking. Once cool, shell edamame and discard pods.

Rusty Chicken


Rusty Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 1 hour
Rusty Chicken
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients except chicken. Place chicken in a glass or plastic dish and pour approximately one third of marinade over chicken and toss to coat. Add a little more marinade if needed to coat well. Cover chicken and remaining marinade and chill from 1-4 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium. Grill chicken thighs for appoximately 7-8 minutes per side, adjusting heat if needed as the sugar in the marinade can burn. Meanwhile, place a disposable medium size foil pan on grill and add remaining marinade. Heat, stirring often until bubbling,thick and glossy.
  3. When chicken is cooked add to marinade pan and toss to coat with sauce. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Alternatively, you can use a regular saucepan on the stove to heat the marinade until thick and glossy.  Pour over chicken in serving dish and serve immediately.

 

Chicken and Celery Peanut Noodles


Chicken and Celery Peanut Noodles
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Chicken and Celery Peanut Noodles
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cutting against the grain, slice chicken breast into thin strips. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar and chill paste.
  3. Cook noodles as per package directions and allow to drain in colander while proceeding.
  4. Heat approximately 1 tbsp of oil over high heat in a wok or large skillet with sides. Once hot add half the chicken and cook, stirring once or twice for 3-5 minutes until chicken is no longer pink and starts to brown. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining chicken.
  5. Add a little more oil to the pan and sauté garlic for 1 minute, stirring often. Add chicken broth and celery. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until most of the broth has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Stir in red peppers and sauté for 1 minute. Reduce heat and stir in peanut sauce, chicken, noodles, half of the peanuts and half of the green onion. Toss to combine, adding a little more chicken broth if needed. Divide among serving dishes and top with peanuts and green onion. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

I used thick noodles for this recipe, but feel free to use your favourite size.  Fresh Chinese noodles can be found in the produce section of most supermarkets.

Crispy Chicken Fingers with Apricot Dipping Sauce


Tender chicken surrounded by a thick and crispy coating. Super crunchy and addictive.
Crispy Chicken Fingers with Apricot Dipping Sauce
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Crispy Chicken Fingers with Apricot Dipping Sauce have an amazing thick and crispy coating. Super crunchy, very addictive and perfect for sharing.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Tender chicken surrounded by a thick and crispy coating. Super crunchy and addictive.
Crispy Chicken Fingers with Apricot Dipping Sauce
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Crispy Chicken Fingers with Apricot Dipping Sauce have an amazing thick and crispy coating. Super crunchy, very addictive and perfect for sharing.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Spice Rub
Chicken
Apricot Dipping Sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
Spice Rub
  1. Whisk all ingredients together until fully combined. Reserve 1 tbsp to add to flour mixture.
Chicken
  1. If using chicken breasts, place between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet to an even thickness of 1/4"-1/2" thick. Cut into approximate 1 1/2" strips. If using chicken tenders, use as is.
  2. Whisk together eggs and milk and set aside.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, milk powder, salt and 1 tbsp of spice mixture. Set aside.
  4. Rub remaining spice rub onto chicken pieces, coating all sides.
  5. Add 4 tbsp of egg wash to flour mixture and using fingers rub egg wash into flour, creating scraggly bits.
  6. Arrange breading station with chicken pieces, egg wash and flour. Dip each piece of chicken into egg wash and then flour coating. Place prepared chicken pieces onto wire rack until ready to fry.
  7. In a large skillet add enough oil to cover bottom 1/4". Heat over medium heat until oil spatters when a drop of water is added. Pan fry chicken pieces approximately 2-3 minutes per side, making sure not to crowd the pan. Remove and drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces. Keep warm in 200℉ oven.
Dipping Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and warm over low heat until jam is melted. Serve with chicken fingers.
Recipe Notes

Chicken fingers can be deep fried using a deep fryer or 1 1/2 - 2 litres of peanut oil maintained at 350℉.

Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce

Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce are tender, pungent and slightly sticky beef slices served with peanut sauce.
Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce
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Tender pungent and slightly sticky beef strips grilled and served with peanut sauce.
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce are tender, pungent and slightly sticky beef slices served with peanut sauce.
Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce
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Tender pungent and slightly sticky beef strips grilled and served with peanut sauce.
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Beef Skewers
Peanut Sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
Beef Skewers
  1. If using wooden skewers, soak according to package directions. Lay flank steak flat and cut into 1/4" slices across the grain. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Add sliced beef and toss to completely coat each piece. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high. Thread beef slices onto skewers. Spray grills with non stick spray if desired to prevent beef from over sticking to the grills.
  4. Grill beef skewers for approximately 7-8 minutes, turning once or twice to crisp up the edges. Serve with peanut sauce.
Peanut Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and warm over medium heat. Do not boil or the peanut butter will separate. Garnish with additional chopped peanuts and serve with beef skewers.