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Char Siu – The Chinese BBQ Pork

So look… before you start judging me for not creating my own char siu marinade from scratch, try my shortcut recipe/method… seriously, you will be pleasantly surprised!  In other words… don’t knock it ’til you try it! Char siu pork is a classic Chinese dish and one of my all-time favorite.  Combine it with some steamed...

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Tender and Crispy Carnitas

We love carnitas!  If we’re at a restaurant and it’s on the menu, we’ll order it.  Our favorite is from Lares in Santa Monica but it’s always such a trek getting out there.  I don’t know what it was about today that gave me this surge of ambition but I thought I’d tackle this great Mexican pork.  I...

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m easing back in after a two-year-plus hiatus with a staple Mexican comfort food, chicken tortilla soup.  The Matador is feeling a little under the weather and asked for some hot and hearty soup.  I got the recipe from the Pioneer Woman and adapted it with a few minor changes.  I increased, substituted, and added ingredients based on...

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Five Spice Dungeness Crabs

It’s been so crazy with work lately that I haven’t had much time to do any cooking.  I’ve been asked to hurry up and post more recipes so I’m going to rock this return with some crustacean!  Here’s a recipe I created on the fly so my measurements may be a little off.  It’s all...

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Garlic Shrimp

Mmmm… I love me some shrimp!  I can have shrimp all day long.  One of my favorite ways of preparing shrimp is stir frying them with garlic and fish sauce.  Delicious!  Give me a bowl of steamed rice with some shrimp and gravy nicely drizzled on top and I’m set.  This was one of four dishes...

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