Egg Drop Soup

INGREDIENTS: 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon soy sauce 3 green onions, thinly sliced (separate green tops from white onion) 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock or broth 1 Tablespoons Knorr Chicken Bullion 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional) 1/4 cup creamed… Continue reading Egg Drop Soup

Tahini

Tahini is a paste form of roasted sesame seeds (similar to a runny peanut butter).   I make tahini in the blender.  The blender is better for small quantities than the food processor. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup hulled sesame seeds 3 tablespoons olive oil (canola in a pinch) Pinch of kosher salt  INSTRUCTIONS: Toast the sesame seeds in… Continue reading Tahini

Hummus – Randy’s Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic, Chipotle

Makes about 6 cups. Hummus is a combination of cooked, blended chickpeas and tahini.  Tahini is a paste form of roasted sesame seeds (similar to a runny peanut butter).   This recipe is basically a tahini and hummus recipe all-in-one.   Many people buy tahini instead of making it because it is hard to make smooth tahini… Continue reading Hummus – Randy’s Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic, Chipotle

Teriyaki Sauce – from stuff you already have in your cupboard

Ingredients 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons mirin or dry cooking sherry or dry vermouth or saki or omit this if you don’t have any. 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger (from one 6-inch piece, peeled) or 1 tsp grated ginger 1 clove minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes… Continue reading Teriyaki Sauce – from stuff you already have in your cupboard

Tempura Batter

Ingredients: 5 ounces cake flour unbleached 5 ounces rice flour white 1 1/2 quarts vegetable oil 1 large egg beaten 1 1/2 cups seltzer water cold 1/2 cups vodka Instructions: Heat oil to 375 degrees Whisk flours together in a medium glass bowl and divide in half. Whisk egg, seltzer water and vodka in a medium bowl and divide in half. Put half the mixture in refrigerator to reserve. Pour… Continue reading Tempura Batter