Grilled Pineapple

Good with Roast Pork
A Luau Favorite

Pineapples

Pineapple

Pineapple, although it originated elsewhere, has become symbolic  of the Hawaiian Islands and Hawaiian cooking. Grilled Pineapple Slices are a favorite at Luaus and other Barbecues in the Islands. They are especially good served with Pork, for example Spare Ribs or Pork Continue reading

Bulkogi Style Carne Asada

Korean-Mexican Fusion
Base for Korean Tacos

Mirin - Japanese Cooking Wine

Mirin

Here’s a Korean-Mexican Fusion recipe, one of a growing number of Korean-Latino Fusion dishes that are beginning to crop up,including Korean Tacos. In fact, the Carne Asada that results can be combined with Tortillas to make Korean Style Tacos. Recipe adapted from Roy Choi.

This recipe is really Fusion — a key ingredient is Mirin, which of course is Japanese, not Korean. Continue reading

Ginger Salad

Cabbage Meets Ginger
A Triple-Ginger Dish

How to make delicious Ginger Salad

Ginger Salad

This is an Asian Fusion dish that takes advantage of the affinity between Ginger and Cabbage.

Since it uses Ginger in several forms, it is a Triple Ginger preparation, which should be attractive to true fans of the rhizome.

Ginger Salad

Asian Fusion

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Thai Peanut Sauce

Ideal with Satay
Red Curry Paste Meets Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk, Canned

Peanut Sauce is very popular in Southeast Asian, and there are many versions. Here is one from Thailand that is commonly used in Thai cooking with dishes like Satays.  It is easy to make.

Besides Satays, this versatile Thai Peanut sauce can be served with other appetizers like Rice Crackers, as a dressing for Noodles or with dishes like Soft Shell Crabs. And it’s good to dress a variety of cooked vegetables.

There is an interesting Indonesian Peanut Sauce served with Sate and Gado Gado Salads in that country. Continue reading