If it’s Asian or Mexican, I’ll eat it! I’ve always been a HUGE fan of both ethnic genres! Unfortunately, our move from Seattle to Sun Valley meant an emotional break-up with Pho, Thai, Teriyaki, Chinese, and sushi (that one due to the incredible expense, it’s actually really good here, but way too much if you’re a commoner). Fortunately, the Mexican food here is to die for!
All that being said, in order to get my Asian fix, I’ve become BFF’s with the only Asian here, (LOVE you, Tai!), and learned to cook my favorite dishes!
I put together this marinade a couple years ago, and it’s quickly become a staple for an easy BBQ chicken or stir fry night:
In a glass pan marinate 2 chicken breasts with: about a tablespoon of sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, about a tablespoon of agave syrup, (you could substitute sugar), 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, a tsp of garlic, and a tsp of ginger. Stab chicken repeatedly to make sure it’s super tender and soaks up all the marinade!
I try to put this together in the morning or early afternoon, so the chicken as time to really be amazing! On Saturday we sliced, and stir fried with red and green peppers, asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms and onions and served with brown rice (that I had cooked with chicken broth, white wine, Johnny’s Seasoning and red pepper flakes).
You can easily throw it on the grill for a great BBQ chicken!
If you are fortunate enough to live close to Asian cuisine, don’t take it for granted:)