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Posts Tagged ‘ginger’

Blueberry Ginger Snap Ice Cream

It turns out that California and Texas have something in common other than historically belonging to Mexico. The residents of these two states have good tasteā€¦ maybe not in fashion or political candidates, but at least when it comes to summertime dessert. Or maybe they just have more cows than anyone else. California and Texas […]

A Tale of Two Sauces

Some recipes are clearly simple. Other recipes are clearly complicated. Then there are the recipes that just seem simple. A tablespoon of this, a teaspoon of that, some chopping, some stirring, and you’re done. Except “this” has 20 ingredients of its own, and “that” has to be made 3 days in advance. Last weekend, I […]

Brown Sauce

Growing up on the East Coast, open-kitchen Chinese takeout joints were ubiquitous. It seemed like when you ordered food at these places, most stuff either came in a brown sauce or a white sauce. There were exceptions such as sweet and sour sauce or whatever sauce came with General Tso’s Chicken, but everything else? Brown […]

Black Cod en Papillote with Ginger and Scallions

When I was a kid, one of my favorite dishes was steamed whole fish with ginger and scallions, which you can find in most authentic Chinese restaurants. My parents used to make it at home pretty often and it was one of the first things I learned how to cook. The problem is, it can […]

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