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Cold Asian Noodle Salad

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Cold Asian Noodle Salad

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A simple and delicious way of eating without cranking up the oven.

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ounces soba noodles
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon white granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon Sriracha 
  • ½ cup carrots, julienned (matchstick size)
  • ½ cup sugar snap peas sliced diagonally
  • ¼ cup radish sliced thin in half circles
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 
  • ¼ cup English cucumbers sliced thin in half circles
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (like avocado)
  • 10 peeled, deveined tail-on shrimp (I used 16/20’s in this recipe)
  • Kosher salt 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Thinly sliced green onions and chopped cilantro for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions - do not overcook, drain, rinse well with cold water, drain again and transfer to a bowl
  2. While noodles are cooking, in a small bowl combine vinegar, soy, sesame oil, sugar and sriracha - stir well and set aside
  3. To the noodles add carrots, peas, radishes, celery and cucumber - mix and add a little sauce (adding more sauce as needed)
  4. Heat a pan over medium/high, add oil and justvwhen it’s about to smoke add the shrimp and cook about 1 minute - season with Kosher salt, add splash of ½ tablespoon soy and 1 tablespoon Sriracha; mix well and cook until done, remove shrimp from heat
  5. Place the noodles/vegetables on serving plate, top with shrimp and garnish with green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds

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Polenta Bruschetta

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Polenta Bruschetta

Grilled polenta with soft goat cheese & tomatoes - best summer appetizer ever.


Serves 6-8 as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 4 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced small
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Polenta Chub (makes about 20 rounds)
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil (use what you have but I used avocado oil)
  • ½ cup goat cheese, soften

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil - pinch of salt and pepper to taste; set aside
  2. Open Polenta and remove rounded ends
  3. Slice polenta into ½ inch slices
  4. Brush oil onto polenta slices and season with salt and pepper
  5. Grill on each side for 3-5 minutes until they get really good grill marks
  6. Remove polenta from the grill
  7. On each grilled polenta round, spread a little goat cheese, top with bruschetta mixture and serve.
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(Faux) Ginger Creme Brûlée

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(Faux) Ginger Creme Brûlée

Making real creme brûlée is a pain in the ass. This is not.

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