Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Recipe Sunday Asian Style

We haven't had new recipe Sunday for a very long time. I was excited for this one. All dishes were 5 stars, yummy in our tummy, delish on a dish, great on a plate. We will definitely be making these all again in our house.

First up: Appetizer by my mom, Wontons w/ dipping sauce

Wontons (from The Essential Mormon Cookbook)
1 lb. sausage
1 egg
4 ounces water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3/4 cup finelly chopped celery
4 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Accent
1 pkg wonton skins
cooking oil
brown sausage, drain fat and move to large bowl. Add all other ingredients except wonton skins, oil and sauce. Place about 1 tsp of sausage mixture in middle of each wonton dkin. Fold into triangle shapem moistening and pinching edges together. Then pinch long ends together and twist into cresent shape. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Drop wontons in oil (about 6 at a time) Turn over when lightly golden. Drain on paper towels. Wontons may be frozen and reheated. Makes about 40.
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/3 cups pineapple juice
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tsp ketchup
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp gartlic salt
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
In medium saucepan bring all ingredients but cornstarch and water to a bol.
Thicken with cornstarch mixed with water.

Next up, I made chow mein, it is my favorite thing to eat at Chinese restaurants and I have never attempted to make it. I thought this was the perfect chance. It turned out great, I loved it. (I may or may not have had three servings of it) Click here for the recipe (again from one of my favorite recipe blogs, her recipes never disappoint) I made mine veggie w/ a package of cabbage/carrot mix, mushrooms, onions, bean sprouts and celery. I sauted the veggies in oil, added about half of the sauce then removed the veggies from the pan. I then tossed the noodles with the remainder of the sauce and then tossed all veggies in with the noodles. I used three 6 ounce packages of chow mein noodles and doubled the sauce recipe here.

Main dish by me. I chose sweet and sour chicken and it was so good! It took some effort (I was in the kitchen for an hour and a half to make the chicken and the chow mein, that includes cleaning all dishes too =) ) Well worth the effort. Click here for the recipe, it is seriously good. I did add green peppers, onions and pineapple chunks to it but next time I would add them just to the end 20 minutes or so of cooking so they still have some crunch.

Lets talk Dessert: Dawn made us almond joy cookies and a joy they were! Again, I may or may not have had three. All diets go out the window on Sunday dinners around here. The recipe for these will soon be on the recipe blog,


Amy Eagleston said...

Looks so good! Can you make wantons with/out sausage? I really hate sausage. I need some tips :)

Katie said...

Oh, WOW!!!!

I wish I was there. Or that I was asian.

I don't think I've heard "delish on a dish, great on a plate" since I was a kid. Thank you for the memory!

R Clan said...

Looks Delish! :)

*~Petra~* said...

Oooh it all looks so yummy. I love Asian food. Have you ever tried making the wontons with just Nutella in the middle? (And sprinkle with powdered sugar). Sooooo yummy. :)

Alyse said...

YUM!! Those pictures are making me so hungry!!

Aislinn said...


Simply Tickled Pink and Blue said...

Can I just come to your house to eat? You always have the best food. I just don't like spending that much time in my kitchen (I think it is my lack of counter space that deters me).

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy.

Joni said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for the recipes. I usually won't try a recipe until I've seen a picture of the food first so thanks for the pictures too.

Dawn said...

Let me tell you, it was delish on a dish and great on the plate! Even better in my stomach! Apparently though Sofie didn't get enough to eat at dinner.

The almond joy recipe is up on the recipe blog!

Brooke said...

This looks soooo good Jane! I am definitely going to try it out.

KJ said...

Hi Jane, just found you blog. Hope you don't mind me stopping by. Look at all your talents! I'm impressed but not surprised.

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