Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Asparagus lightly sauteed in Sesame Oil
Home Made Vanilla Ice Cream
My apologies as I have no pictures of any of the final products... I had completely forgotten!
Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce
2 packets of sugar or Splenda
4 Tbs. low sodium soy sauce
4Tbs. natural peanut butter
1 tsp. garlic powder
4 Tbs. water
dash of crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper
I made my own Peanut Sauce as it is incredibly easy. I doubled this recipe and placed it in small ramekins on the table.
The Secret to my Asian Salad is Marie's Sesame Ginger salad dressing. It doesn't stray from those dressings found at the best Japanese restaurants.Asian Salad
2 heads of Romaine lettuce, lettuce cut into 1 inch pieces -- I slice right across the lettuce and break the leaves up in the salad bowl
4 or 5 scallions, trimmed, using both green and white parts
1 cup of petite peas -- if cooking prior to making salad, let cool fully before adding to the lettuce to prevent leaves from wilting
1 cup of shelled, cooked edamame
1 cucumber, cubed
1 large handful of raw pistachio meats
6 asparagus stalks, diced, tips removed (I cooked them prior-- in boiling water 3 minutes. DO NOT overcook)
Place all ingredients in salad bowl and just prior to serving add dressing
I used regular Uncle Ben's rice and followed the cooking instructions on the box.
I added 1 tbs. olive oil to the water
and 1 good dash of sea salt prior to the water boiling.
While the rice was cooking I chopped up some cilantro, about 2 heaping Tbs. (You can add more or less as you like.)
After the rice was cooked I stirred in the cilantro and let it sit until it was time to serve. I quickly reheated it in the microwave for 1 minute
Asparagus Lightly Sauteed in Sesame Oil
1 dash of sesame oil
1 Tbs. olive oil
dash of garlic powder, to taste
dash of sea salt, to taste
Place in large saute pan, in boiling water for 3 minutes, no more!
Remove from water, drain well
Replace to saute pan
Add the oils, seasonings, stir well so that all the stalks are covered
Saute lightly over medium heat for another minute or two.
Remove pan from flame.
My mother in law brought the pies... they were absolutely fabulous. I can get the recipes for those who wish.