My husband is Japanese. Even though he’s been in the U.S. for 13 years now, he still hasn’t lost his taste for asian food. I can see it in his eyes, every time I serve soup & sandwiches or fishsticks for dinner, he’s wishing for something a bit more…exotic. And asian.
So I tried making him some Japanese dishes, but after awhile he got tired of my limited repertoire and I caught him eyeing travel brochures for places like Malaysia, Thailand, etc.
So I asked him about it:
“Honey, did you want to go on vacation there sometime?”
“Yeah, they’ve got great food!”
“…you want to spend tons of money, take tons of time off work…just to go eat at another country?”
“Yeah, they’ve got great food!”
So I thought that now might be a good time to step up my game in the ethnic cuisine department. However, after a disastrous attempt at “authentic” made-from-scratch recipes with exotic (and pricey) ingredients, I was desperate for a better (easier, cheaper, tastier) way.
They kindly sent me a few different cooking sauces to try out! All I had to do was add meat/veggies and serve with rice! Easy peasy!
And thank heavens, it really was that easy!
Indian Tandoori Marinade & Stir-fry
I just put some organic chicken drumsticks in a ziploc bag with the tandoori sauce, let it marinate overnight, put it in the oven on 350F for 20 mins. and just kept turning and basting every 5-10 mins until the juices ran clear when poked with a fork.
My husband LOVED it!
Then I decided to get fancy and made a soup with the Thai Galangal Lemongrass Stir-fry Sauce.
First, I put the sauce and shrimp together in a ziploc bag to marinate for a few hours, then I pan-roasted the baby bok choy in some oil until it started turning a little brown and smelled pretty good, then I added mung bean sprouts, the sauce & shrimp from the ziploc bag, about a half cup of fresh mint leaves, some chopped green onions, about 2 cups of water and a little hot sesame oil because the sauce alone was on the mild side, and GENTLY folded in some organic silken tofu chunks. Then I simmered everything for about 20 minutes and served with rice. As you can see in the picture, my husband was a VERY happy camper!
And then my schedule got a little hectic, so I decided to not fiddle around with so much washing, peeling, chopping and just make a curry stew with the Malaysian Rendang Curry Cooking Sauce
Basically I just marinated 1/4 lb organic ground beef with the sauce in a ziploc bag for a few hours, and added it to a pot with baby potatoes, organic baby carrots, an onion and some slices of green onion and cooked it on medium until the meat was cooked and then simmered for about 30 minutes (occasionally adding a little water as it reduced) and served with rice. My husband also loved this one too!
I also tried out the Thai Green Curry Sauce
I added it to mixed frozen seafood, 1 cup broccoli florets, and 1/2 cup asparagus pieces and cooked it on medium until everything was cooked through. My husband couldn’t wait to eat it, so he managed to finish it off while I was upstairs showering our kids after swimming, before I could get any pictures!
Personally, I loved all the sauces as-is. I really don’t like spicy things at all, and these sauces were just right for me. I loved tasting the different flavors of the ingredients that went into them. My husband, however, did put a bit of soy sauce into each dish and said they’d needed a little more salt and dashi (a Japanese dried-bonito fish stock used for umame seasoning in Japanese cuisine.) But he usually says that about pretty much everything I cook anyway.
And WORLDFOODS has a giveaway of their sauces for fans of their Facebook Page!
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