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Vietnamese Style Cured Melon

Ingredients: 4oz                                         Watermelon steaks or thick slices (about 1 inch thick) 1/2 ea                                     Lime juiced ¼ teaspoon                           Minced Thai chili ½ teaspoon                           Fish sauce ¼ teaspoon                           Rice vinegar 2 Tablespoons                      Sugar   Procedure: Place melon into 1 or 2 cryo-vac bags Add marinade Cryo-vac,  20-25#s of pressure Place in fridge and allow to cure […]

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Vietnamese Cabbage Salad

Ingredients: 2ea                               Chilies, Thai style 2 T                                Sugar 2 cloves                       Garlic 1 T                               Rice vinegar 3T                                Lime juice 3T                                Fish sauce 3T                                Canola or sunflower oil 1 ea                              Small onion, thinly sliced 4 cups                          Cabbage, thinly sliced (chiffonade) 1 cup                           Carrot, shredded or thinly sliced 12 oz protein               Chicken, tofu, squid or shrimp, poached […]

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Java -Tempe Goreng (Fried Tempeh)

Ingredients: ½#                               Tempeh cut 2 x ½ inch thick 1 clove                         Garlic, minced 1t                                 Salt As needed                   Corn/peanut oil   ½ cup                          Tomato, ripe, chopped 1/4tsp                          Shrimp paste (trassi)* 1 ea small                    Chili, minced   Procedure: Rub the garlic and salt into the tempeh and allow to rest for twenty […]

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Singapore/Malaysia- Karipap (Curry Puffs)

Ingredients:                  Pastry 2cups                                  Flour, AP Pinch                                  Salt 5oz                                     Coconut milk 2 ½ oz                                 Butter, room temp Filling 1 clove                                Garlic, minced 2T                                       Cilantro, chopped ½ t                                      Ginger, minced 1t                                        Black pepper, whole 1 t                                       Coriander, whole, toasted 1 t                                       Turmeric, ground 1 t                                       Cumin, whole, toasted 1 t                                       Curry […]

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Philippines Lumpiang Ubod Alimango (Crab and Hearts of Palm Roll)

Ingredients:                  Wrappers 3ea                          Eggs 2T                           Vegetable oil 1 cup                      Cornstarch ½ T                         Salt 1 ½ cups                 Water   Filling 2T                           Vegetable oil 1T                           Garlic, minced ½ cup                      Onion, minced 1 ½ cups                 Hearts of palm, julienne 8oz                         Crabmeat 1 ½ cups                 Green beans, julienne tt                             Patis or bagoong To roll As needed               Lettuce […]

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Philippines-Adobong Baboy (Pork Adobo)

Ingredients:                  1#               Pork loin, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 10 cloves     Garlic, crushed ¼ cup          Soy sauce 1t                Black pepper ½ cup          White vinegar 1T               Vegetable oil Procedure: Combine the pork, garlic, soy, vinegar and pepper in a sauce pot and let marinate for 1 hour (or more) Place pot on the stove and […]

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