Saturday, July 17, 2010

.skewers & bacon wrapped hot dogs.

Nothing like a fun summer bbq. My friend Megan suggested we wrap hot dogs with bacon and it was so good and easy! For the skewers I marinated them in Kikkoman roasted garlic teriyaki sauce. The last pictures is a fun hot dog man for the kiddos!

.chicken katsu.

This meal took some work to make but it was SO worth it! I did not have a meat mallet so I just cut the chicken sideways to make it thin.

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup oil for frying, or as needed

1/2 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons dry mustard powder (i used mustard)
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour, egg and panko crumbs into separate shallow dishes. Coat the chicken breasts in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them into the egg, and then press into the panko crumbs until well coated on both sides.
Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the hot oil, and cook 3 or 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Serve over a bed of rice.


This is my mom's famous curry recipe. I love curry and this recipe can easily be adapted with your favorite vegetables. The curry mix that she buys is called Golden Curry. It is in a green box in the asian food section. I have seen it at Fresh and Easy, and some other grocery stores. So tasty! Serve over rice.

beef or chicken cut into cubes
1 potato cut into cubes
1-2 carrots cut into cubes
1 onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (optional)
3-4 pieces of fresh minced garlic

1. stirfry meat and onions in oil
2. add garlic and stirfry
3. add carrots - when carrots are heated through add potatoes and stirfry until potato edges look cooked
4. add boiling water (just enough to cover all ingredients)
5. let boil ~10-15 mins (if any meat/fat bubbles remove/skim off top with spoon)
6. add curry sauce mix 2-3 cubes or to taste. Mix continuously on low fire.


.mandarin orange chicken.

This is my favorite "lazy day" recipe. I get the chicken from Trader Joe's for only $4.99. You can fry, microwave, or bake the chicken. I always bake it so that I do not need to add any extra oil. Just follow the directions on the package and serve over rice. Yummy!