Stir Fry Okra
Stir Fry Okra
You may have heard Okra used to make New Oleans Gumbo, or fried with cornmeal or used in Indian cuisine but did you ever have it stir fried Asian style?
2 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce (Panda brand)
2 tablespoon Shao Shing Wine
1 teaspoon Healthy Boy Brand Thin Soy Sauce
Dash of white pepper
2 tablespoon Olive oil
2 cloves of smashed garlic
1. Wash Okra and cut into even sections and set aside.
2. Heat non-stick pan, add olive oil and smashed garlic.
3. Do not let garlic burn.
4. Add sliced Okra and stir fry until you get an emerald g reen color. Add a dash of water, Oyster sauce, shao shing wine, thin soy sauce and a dash of white pepper.
5. Emerald green color is considered "Al Dente" not overcooked or under cooked.
6. Taste and adjust flavor.
There, you just made Stir fry Okra.
Whether its Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter we are always looking for the perfect dessert. The dessert I'm going to explain to use is so easy to make. It consist of a ripen avocado, condensed milk and ice.
How do we eat avocado now? We spread it on toast, add to a sandwich or salad or add an egg and bake it.
1-2 Ripe Avocado
1 can of condensed milk
2 cups of ice
Take out avocado from skin, dice up avocado and place in a small bowl. Add condensed milk (very sweet) then add the ice and stir. Thats it!
Chef Woo Can
Chicken Feet & Oxtail
The cold weather is here, time for some soup? What can I make? Well, in the stores they have all sorts of canned soup. Varieties of boxed broths and some made with bone is fairly new. The bone marrow if they use it offers a healthier choice by lubricating your joints. To be honest, I would venture a guess that they just do it for marketing purposes.
But if your adventurous and trust Chef Woo Can, use chicken feet to make a healthy chicken stock that is natural and great for your joints. Wash the feet and Oh, by the way, clip their nails first, then low simmer for a couple of hours. Add salt and or sugar to taste. The chicken feet will fall apart and when this happens, your broth is ready. Allow to cool. When its cool, you'll notice that the broth has a gelatinous texture. This is perfect!. This is a perfect broth. Choose your amount, add chicken carrots celery and thyme and gelatin and allow to simmer. The gelatin is the collagen generated and you know about collagen for the skin right> It also is the lubricant for your joints too!
The price of oxtail has risen steadily due to its new popularity. But fortunately, retailers are selling them in small quantities.
Wash oxtail, slow simmer and par boil to get rid of the scum floating on top. Wash thoroughly. Now empty boiled water and fill up fresh water. Low simmer oxtail for 3-4 hours until oxtail is tender where meat falls off. Add salt or soy sauce and this oxtail you can take out and add some ketchup and hot sauce and enjoy the oxtail meat on the bone. Makes an excellent beef broth, very rich and hardy!. By the way, its not really oxtail but the tail of the cow!
Cooking your own broth avoids the problem with canning and all the artificial components used in the process of canning that might be hazardous to your health.
My way you can store and freeze! Enjoy and let me know how it goes
Chef Woo Can
Papaya is a tropical fruit. You might have tried it dried covered in sugar. But have you tried it fresh? In the global economy we are getting the opportunity to try these exotic fruits.
How do I buy 1. Typically the Papaya is green. Buy one that is unblemished. Let it turn yellow. At that point it should be soft. Cut it in half and scoop out the seeds. Then treat it like a cantaloupe, cut it in quarters and then start slicing it away from the outer skin.
Cut up the papaya and place in a storage container and place in fridge. to chill.
Dragon Fruit & Rambuttan
Since we the USA is a global economy we are able to try vegetables and fruits from around the world.
The 2 fruits I want to introduce is Dragon Fruit & Rambuttan. International food stores like Wegman's carries these fruits once in awhile or your local Asian markets may offer it fresh or in a can. Dragon Fruit is usually sold fresh but Rambuttan can be purchased in a can.
Dragon Fruit is a fuschia color with you can say dragon like scales but not really. Purchase them when plump, not wrinkly and color is bright fuschia color. Cut the ends off then cut a thin slice into the skin and peel. The white with freckle spots is the endible part. The flavor is a mild sweet flavor.
Rambuttan fresh looks like lychee nuts that has thin stray hairy strands. Bite to crack open shell that is flexible and peel the shell. You'll have a beautiful while flesh that is so sweet and delicious. Peel the white flesh, there is a pit in the middle. It's just wonderful.
Skate fish comes from the family of sting ray. It's highly gelatinous meaning parts of the skate is very smooth. The wings are the most desirable. Get it skinned and then steam it with a dash of light soy sauce and ginger. with shredded scallion sprinkled over it.
You need to expect that skate will not be bulk with solid fish meat like swordfish. There is alot of cartilage and western restaurants offer the slightly meaty parts that is very smooth. Think of the flat fish fluke r flounder but not as meaty. Very mild flaky white meat.
Western style, add butter and white wine.
It's one of my favorites. Where can you buy it? GReat Wall Supermarket in Catonsville, MD. Other places like H Mart(Korean) may have it but not sure.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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Chef Woo Can Says: Try It You Like It "Chicken Feet"
Yes, I said it "Chicken Feet" Now hear me out. All countries of the world have very exotic foods that haven't made its way to the U.S. But right now chicken feet a by product of chicken that would have been thrown out but found a niche with the Asian community. Yes, the chicken feet are prepared properly. Chicken feet is made of of ligaments and cartliage which can help lubricate our joints aches and pains.
Our life style has stressed "no fat", "low fat" and the reasoning is its bad for us. Then why are food manufacturing companies making broths out of animal bones? It says alot. Oh well, getting back to chicken feet. How's its prepared occurs at a Dim Sum (Asian brunch). The feet are marinated with soy sauce and sugar along with shao shing wine, then deep fried to a golden brow vue. Then its steamed with slices of hot pepper and black beans and steamed until the cartliage falls off the bone. I can only imagine the gringe on my viewers faces but you trust Chef Woo Can and its simply delicious.
Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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We all love corn and I'm sure we ate our share of fresh corn. We boiled the corn, bruch melted butter and season with salt. But have you ever tried Mexican corn? You might have seen it on one of the food channels but I created my own version. Yes, corn season is winding down but you might get some good deals. What you'll need is equal portions of sour cream and mayonnaise, chili powder, lime or lemon juice and I use Parmesan cheese.
Now, you may want to grill the corn which brings out the sweetness of the corn.
Spread the combined sour cream and mayo, add parmesan cheese, chili powder and squeeze a lime and you just made Mexican corn. I love it, so many different flavors but remember you can use varieties of what I offered but I believe its so delicious and most of all easy and simple.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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