Sweet & sour sauce
2 cups water
2/3 cup distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained (I just use the liquid and not the bits)
3 tablespoons cornstarch
|1.||In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together water, distilled white vinegar, white sugar, tomato paste, pineapple tidbits and cornstarch. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes, or until mixture reaches desired color and consistency.|
Thai sweet sticky rice. I used the directions on this website. I've tried to make this many times and it's never worked, but it worked perfectly with these directions. I didn't have cheesecloth so I used a pillow cover we don't use anymore. I also don't have a thai steamer basket, so I used the round bamboo steamer that I have.
I don't use a recipe for this. I just scramble eggs, set them aside. In a big pan I heat a little oil & add a half a diced onion, sausage chopped up and let it cook for a minute. Then I add frozen veggies and cook until the veggies are soft. Then add as much steamed day old rice as you want. Add soy sauce (as much as you like) and salt a pepper. Then add the scrambled eggs and stir.
Pyong's Beef Broccoli
I met Pyong in Cosmetology school and she was nice enough to share this recipe with me.
1 lb beef sliced thin
1/4 c brown sugar
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 c soy sauce
2 t pepper
Mix all the ingredients (except beef and broccoli) in a medium glass bowl. Take beef and put it in the marinade for 2-4 hours or overnight.
Heat a wok with about 1 T of oil in the bottom. Add the marinated meat. Once the meat is cooked add the washed and trimmed broccoli and cook for about 5 mins (you don't want it too mushy, it should be aldente).
A couple of weeks ago we had a small group of friends over to celebrate Chinese New Year. We had a lot of fun celebrating the year of the Ox! Here are the recipes: