Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites
Jaden Hair has a newly published cookbook entitled Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites: 100 Recipes That are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight's Supper. Asianmommy received a free copy of this book for review.
I've been following Jaden's blog, "Steamy Kitchen," for years. This cookbook provides Jaden's recipes for delicious Asian dishes, such as miso soup, hot & sour soup, quick kimchi, chicken-tofu pot stickers, Chinese hot pot, miso cod, Mapo tofu, seafood fried rice, dan dan mien, and mango brulee.
I had a chance to try the salmon-honey teriyaki. It only has 6 simple ingredients and was quick and easy to make. My family all enjoyed it, and we look forward to having it again soon. I can't wait to give the other recipes a try.
What I liked: Jaden makes Chinese cooking healthy and accessible for people like me, who are not a whiz in the kitchen. The recipes are for familiar foods, and require only a limited number of ingredients with simple instructions to create a fabulous meal.
What could be improved: Another cookbook with even more recipes would be great!
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
3 tablespoons sake
2 tablespoons honey
1 pound fresh salmon fillet
2 teaspoons cooking oil
Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and honey in a resealable bag. Add the salmon and mix to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
Remove salmon, reserving the marinade. Heat a frying pan or sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the oil. Sear salmon, 2 minutes per side. Turn heat to low and pour in the reserved marinade. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until cooked through.
Reprinted with permission from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair, copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.
Photo credit: Jaden Hair © 2013