As part of the My Plate dietary guidelines, I demo’d this dish with the First Lady on Good Morning America. Adding some ginger and garlic give this Asian-inspired dish rounded flavors, and broccolini is a great alternative to regular broccoli. Of course should you not prefer either, any vegetable or mix of vegetables will do great.
This beef sukiyaki is best served family style with everyone helping to cook and serve themselves. The variations on the dish are endless and can be tailored to fit your tastes and needs. Substitute brown for white rice, add cellophane noodles for added texture or even make it vegetarian friendly.
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With spring here, we’re increasingly looking for new recipes that give us reason to fire up the grill. What better reason to start up the fire than with this easy Satay recipe.
Satay is a popular Indonesian dish that consists of marinated sliced meat served with a side of peanut sauce. Some historians say that Javanese street vendors introduced it in the early 19th century, while others claim that the dish’s origins can be traced back to the Arabs who skewered their meat on swords.
Nowadays, the dish has become widespread throughout Asia and has become a mainstay in Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai and Filipino cuisines. Turmeric is often used to marinate the meat, which can range from chicken to even snake.
Since this recipe doesn’t call for snake, it can be a great way to introduce Indonesian cuisine to those who are weary of trying new things.
Today’s street food dish takes us to the high altitude of Tibet. This is a mystical place with serenity and a spiritual vibe, yaks roaming around, and little children with pink cheeks dressed in woven outfits. Tibetans are humble and their mindset is as far from chaos as their Buddhist way of life. As the saying goes, ‘art imitates life’ and in Tibet, one could say the same about the cuisine. Since there are few crops that grow here, the food is unapologetically basic. Stews made of yak and potatoes, dumpling soups, and noodles are some of the staple dishes.Â One of my personal favorites is the Tibetan dumpling ‘momos’ sold on the streets in large vat-like steamers. Momos, similar to dim sum, are pretty parcels of dough wrappers stuffed with ground meat or vegetables. The stuffing ingredients are raw as they cook in their own vapor in the steamer and topped with a tangy chili-garlic tomato chutney called ‘Tsal’. Read More
Calm down, we’ve heard about everyone’s exponentially- growing love of Sriracha. And we’ve got just the recipe to help you get your weekend fix of that enticing spicy sauce- Honey Sriracha Beef Skewers. These little beef wonders on a stick are bound to be a big hit with the spicy-eaters in your life! Not only are they mobile because of their easy-to-carry stick (which make them great as party appetizers) but they can also be a great tailgating treat to enjoy with a few brewskies before a game! Read More
You know that large nut they put in trail mixes that takes up a lot of space, but that you’re never particularly excited to see when you open the bag? Reader, meet brazil nut.
This is a hearty stew, great for a mid-week meal.
Ethiopian-style stir fry is an easy dinner during hectic weeks. Spiced with chilies and African spice, this stir fry gets extra depth from red wine. I like to serve it with bread or couscous. Read More
Warm salads fortify the soul when temperatures drop below freezing. This combination of lean beef and crisp peas is a healthy and easy dinner option. The spicy, savory vinagrette on top is one of my favorites. Later in the week, you can use any leftover lettuce for a side salad-just drizzle on more of that delicious dressing.
Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More