Fish & Seafood
I use fresh tomatoes in this homemade spicy Arrabbiata sauce. You can use frozen tomatoes if you prefer, without detracting from the taste too much. Canned tomatoes, however, I found doesn't have the tang that comes with fresh tomatoes. I decided to omit tomato paste to avoid masking the amazing flavors of the fresh tomatoes. Unfortunately, tomato paste also helps redden the color of the sauce, so omitting it causes the sauce to be less red. With Calamari and Basil, this dish is a delicious light tasting meal, perfect for a taste of summer, whether in warm weather or cold. Feel free to substitute calamari for shrimps if you prefer.
Though not the most beautiful of dishes, this dish is delicious. The eggplant in this dish is oven baked before being stir fried. Pre-baking the eggplant reduces the amount of liquid in the dish and keeps the eggplant moist and tender, a tip I received from a Cambodian friend.
I came up with this recipe to convince my toddler to eat salmon. It worked! And we found ourselves stealing bites of it too.
Home made fish tacos with an Asian twist, when time permits.
This recipe combines shrimps with very hot Scotch Bonnet peppers. Traditionally this dish is eaten as an appetizer, but here I have added a few vegetables to make it part of a meal.
Jap Chae is one of my favorite dishes. I love the sweetness of the noodles. I'm used to having these vegetarian, but I added some meat to this recipe. And as I do in most of my dishes, I spiced it up, but feel free to omit the spice. Hope you enjoy it.
A simple, light, lemony pasta dish complemented by the sweetness of shrimp and the spiciness of crushed peppers.
A favorite amongst locals in Malaysia - A spicy, tangy noodle dish complemented by the sweet taste of shrimp and cabbage and cooled with a cucumber topping. Perfect for lunch or dinner.
A rich curry gravy bursting with the flavors of coconut and lemon grass served over noodles, shrimp, bean sprouts, eggs and shredded chicken. A favorite breakfast in Malaysia. It is a hearty meal and we have it for lunch or dinner.
A favorite in my house. This noodle dish is sweet, tangy, spicy and saucy all at once!
Rich flavorful rice topped with spicy shrimp.
Thick, spicy, zesty onion and garlic based sauce over fried fish.
I've always liked Pad Thai. It's sweet, it's sour and spicy all at the same time. I use lime juice instead of tamarind in my version, since those are more readily available to me. The lime juice imparts a freshness to the dish, in my opinion.
Quick, healthy and delicious! Makes a great side dish without any starch!
Quick and delicious fish tacos, with an Asian twist, great for a weeknight meal.
This recipe combines Sichuan hot chili oil with shrimp fried rice. A great way to use day old rice for a quick lunch. Feel free to substitute shrimp for any meat.
Fresh and light, this dish makes a wonderful light summer meal.
This is one of my favorite meals, spicy combined with a little sweetness from the shrimp, onions, leeks and cabbage. Makes a perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Sweet, tangy and savory all at once. One of my favorite meals that my aunt makes at her house. This is her signature dish!
This dish was inspired by the Trinidadian style of making shrimp. A little sweet, a little sour and spicy all at once. Many different layers of flavors on sweet tasting shrimp and red peppers....
This recipe combines Korean Style Jap Chae and Spicy Cucumber Salad in a Vietnamese style Fresh Spring Roll. It's a quick meal idea if using leftovers of Jap Chae and Spicy Cucumber Salad. It makes a wonderful light meal or snack. It can be prepared ahead of time for picnic.