All posts tagged: fish sauce

Broccoli beef 

Yep, I am a leftover queen……hey that should have been the name of my blog. I really dislike throwing food away so I come up with meals that do not taste like yesterday’s dinner. This was one of those recipes. Super easy, you just need to have all the stuff on hand. I served this with white rice, brown rice would work well too.     Left over steak, roast, venison, or buy a smaller lean steak and slice thin Broccoli washed and cut into larger than bit size pieces 1/2 small onion chopped finely Hoisin sauce 3 oz or half a 7 oz jar 2 tablespoons soy sauce aka bug juice 1 tablespoon corn starch 2 teaspoons fish sauce ( in oriental section of grocery store)  1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil ( you can omit this if you want)  Toasted Sesame seeds for garnish In a skillet heat vegetable oil up and place chopped onion in hot oil. Cook …

  Chinese cabbage wraps

  Our garden is in full swing this time of year with green stuff. This is John’s first attempt at growing Chinese cabbage. he ended up with three beautiful heads, two I blanched and froze for future and the third I came up with cabbage rolls steamed in a bamboo stacked steamer.   I first tried a mixture of rice, frozen peas, chopped dried seaweed and fish Sauce, wrapped them up with the cabbage and then put them in the steamer over boiling water for an hour….the rice did not cook.  So before adding the meat wraps I moved them to a traditional metal steamer and put it in the bottom of the pan, the wraps resting on the metal with water surrounding them.   The meat wraps consisted of thinly sliced pork, fresh squeezed orange juice, soy sauce, sesame seeds and sesame oil. Mix well and let sit a few minutes.  Then wrap in cabbage and place in steamer.             Cook over high steam for 35  minutes. I saved the marinade mixture put it in a …