Monday, December 11, 2006

A Second Try

Tonight was my second go at Dinner on Hand and I'm pleased to announce it was a success. I made Spicy Asian Medley, based on a recipe I found at Allrecipes.com (with a few tweeks of my own). They have a great search where you can enter in what ingredients you like to use and it spits out a list of recipes containing those ingredients.

I always have several bags of frozen vegetables in my freezer because I buy them when they're on sale, but usually end up using fresh veggies instead. So this recipe, which calls for 1/2 a package of frozen peas and carrots, seemed like a good way to get rid of a bag. It also used tofu, of which I had a package about to pass its expiration date, and hoisin sauce, of which I have a jar that's been open for several weeks in the fridge. I used 10-Minute brown rice from my cabinet, because I didn't want to wait 45 minutes for regular rice. I decreased the oil to 1 tablespoon instead of two. I also pressed the tofu before cubing it and sauteed it with the onion and garlic to brown it before adding the hoisin, hot and soy sauces. I substituted Thai curry paste for the Thai chili paste (because it's what I had) and I used a whole pound of veggies instead of just half a pound. The end product was spicy, spicy, spicy and absolutely delish! The powerful flavors were very satisfying.

Spicy Asian Medley

2 comments:

dawn said...

Yum. It looks good. :-)

nejyerf said...

ummmm...can you come to MY house and make me a meal with a can of refried beans, mandarin oranges, fried onions and mozerella cheese which is on the border of turning green.

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