We ❤️Asian food!
And, one of the things we love about it is that it’s typically made with a combination of many different tastes—sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter. And, it’s also made with a combination of textures—usually all within one dish. Rice or noodles are blended with vegetables and any combination of things like garlic, ginger, green onions, chilis, tofu, sesame seeds, lime and cilantro. Then, topped with something crunchy such as peanuts.
We receive lots of requests for new Asian dishes, so we thought we release 3 new superstars, along with a couple of tasty new components to add to your repertoire!
This Week’s Recipes:
⭐️Garlic Sesame Soba Noodles with Crispy Red Lentil Tofu⭐️
⭐️Kimchi Fried Rice with Peanut Ginger Sauce⭐️
⭐️Eggless Foo Young with Umami Gravy⭐️
And, your 3 brand new components:
Eggless Foo Young with Umami Gravy
|Kimchi Fried Rice with Peanut Ginger Sauce
Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish of fermented vegetables—think sauerkraut. Cabbage is the main ingredient, and it’s mixed with other vegetables such as carrots, radishes, cucumbers and scallions. There are endless combinations of kimchi! Koreans eat kimchi with almost every meal, even breakfast. It’s eaten on its own, as an appetizer, a side dish, and it’s used to flavor other dishes such as stir-fries, soups and rice dishes. We add kimchi to our Fried Rice for its slightly sour flavor and great crunch, and then mix in our delicious Peanut Ginger Sauce for a touch of sweetness. The combination of the sour kimchi and the sweet sauce is heavenly. After tossing in some green onions and roasted peanuts, this dish turns into a knockout! If you haven’t had kimchi, pick up a jar and make this rice. You will be so happy that you did.
|Garlic Sesame Soba Noodles with Crispy Red Lentil Tofu
This light and tasty noodle dish is made with soba noodles. Soba noodles are Japanese noodles made from buckwheat flour, which is super nutritious! It’s a great source of protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Most soba noodles also contain wheat flour, which makes the noodles a bit lighter. The garlic sauce that we make for our noodles is absolutely delicious! It’s also nice and light and makes just enough to coat the noodles. We add our Crispy Red Lentil Tofu for great taste and texture, and sprinkle on green onions and toasted sesame seeds to finish the dish. One thing you must do when eating these noodles—slurp! The Japanese say that when you make a slurping sound, the sauce and the noodles come together better and it helps you enjoy all of the flavors. So, slurp away!
|Peanut Ginger Sauce
This sauce is fantastic in wraps and bowls, on salads, sandwiches, and it’s especially amazing drizzled over our Kimchi Fried Rice. It’s creamy and sweet, yet a bit sassy from the fresh ginger and Sriracha. Wow!
|Red Lentil Tofu
Yes, you read that correctly. You can make your own tofu by simply using red lentils! We didn’t know that either, until we started experimenting. Tofu is made from soybeans, so technically this is not tofu, but it really and truly does resemble tofu. So, if you are not able to eat tofu due to allergies, you can now make our Red Lentil Tofu as a replacement. How great is that? These tasty little protein-packed cubes do not have the exact consistency of tofu, but they’re really close and can be used in many of the ways we typically use tofu, such as crisping it up or pan-searing it. It’s very easy to make, inexpensive, and fun to experiment with. Give it a try!
|Crispy Red Lentil Tofu
These crispy little nuggets can be eaten as a snack, as an appetizer, or tossed into stir fries, noodles and rice dishes. You start by first making your own tofu! Our Red Lentil Tofu is simple to make, and a great replacement for store-bought tofu, which is made from soybeans. If you’re allergic to soy, now you have a new protein option! The red lentils give these tasty little cubes a nice, peppery taste. They are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, and we think you’re going to love having them in your life.