Chicken, Pecan, and Red Pepper Stir-Fry [RECIPE]

Chicken, Pecan, and Red Pepper Stir-Fry - Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment

Craving healthy, Asian-flavored goodness? Try our Chicken, Pecan, and Red Pepper Stir-Fry. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

You don’t have to order takeout dinner to enjoy a delicious Asian-inspired meal at home. Our Chicken, Pecan, and Red Pepper Stir-Fry is healthy, light, and packed with flavor. Best of all, you can get it on the table in about 30 minutes.  Read more of this post

Cold Sesame Ginger Noodles

Cold Sesame Ginger Noodles

Using pantry-ready items, our Asian-inspired Cold Sesame Ginger Noodles are a family favorite whether you're five or fifty-five!

Whether you’re five or fifty-five, you’ll love these chilled, flavor-filled noodles that are simple to make and utilize items every Asian-cuisine lover should have in their pantry. Be sure to keep the sesame oil and tahini refrigerated as they turn rancid easily. Also, before preparing, stir the tahini thoroughly until well blended.

PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 6 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound Chinese egg noodles, spaghetti or linguini
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 6 tablespoons sesame paste (tahini) or peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup water, plus more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 scallion (both white and green parts), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 inches of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped (1 tablespoon)
  • Chinese chili oil (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the noodles, and cook until just barely tender, 5 to 6 minutes, or according to the package instructions. Drain well. Toss them with the sesame oil to coat. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, thin the sesame paste by stirring enough water into the paste to achieve the consistency of thick cream. Whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Add the mixture to the sesame paste. Stir in the garlic, three quarters of the scallion, and the ginger.
  3. Just before serving, toss the chilled noodles with the sauce. Garnish with the remaining scallion and drizzle with the chili oil, if using.

YIELDS: 4 to 6 servings

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Hawaiian Breeze

Hawaiian Breeze

Don't throw out the rind the next time you buy a fresh pineapple! Instead, use it to create our refreshing tropical beverage, Hawaiian Breeze or Hawaiian Breeze Tea!

One of our favorite fruits is a big, bold, juicy pineapple! Whether we’re slicing them up to caramelize them with ham or poultry, chopping them to go in a fruit salad or shredding them to prepare our yummy pineapple jam, we’re always left with one thing: the peel, which until now was always tossed into our compost bin. But now we sometimes buy pineapples just for their rough skins to make this tropical beverage we’re sure you’ll love! Tinged with fresh ginger, allspice and a bit of sugar, our Hawaiian Breeze is so refreshing you’ll want to make it again and again!

PREP: 10 minutes + 24 hours brewing time

INGREDIENTS

  • Peel of 1 pineapple, washed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 whole allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon peeled, freshly grated ginger (about one ½-inch piece)
  • Ice, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Place pineapple peel, sugar, allspice, and ginger in a large heatproof pitcher. Pour boiling water into pitcher and stir to combine. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours; strain. Transfer to refrigerator to chill; serve over ice.

TIP: You can also use this recipe to make Hawaiian Breeze Tea. Simply add two family-sized teabags to the ingredients in step two and allow tea to brew.

YIELDS: 4 8-ounce servings

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