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青紅蘿蔔豬展湯 Green Radish and Carrot with Pork Soup

A soup recipe that is especially good during winter time.  It helps to remove phlegm, stops coughing, and heals sore throat.  And even if you don’t have any of the symptoms, the soup is delicious, nourishes your internal organs, gives you energy and helps you sleep better.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lb carrots, cubed
  • 3/4 lb green radish, cubed
  • 1/2 lb pork, cubed
  • Dried tangerine peels – 3 peels
  • 2 candied dates 蜜棗
  • 7 cups water

Direction:

  1. Peel and cut green radish and carrots into cubes
  2. Clean pork, cut into cube.  Blanch pork in large pot of boiling water for 10 seconds.  Drain and set aside. (See picture below)
  3. Soak and clean orange peel.
  4. Rinse candied dates.
  5. In a pot of boiling water, place all ingredients in there.  Bring it to boil and reduce to low heat and simmer for 1.5 hours.

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Korean Pan Fried Tofu with Spicy Sauce

Tofu itself has a very mild taste so the sauce is really important.  In this recipe, the tofu is crispy on the outside and soft inside.  With the combination of the spicy sweet soy sauce, this is one of the best fried tofu dish I’ve had. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices of firm tofu (each about 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Japanese style soy sauce (kikkoman)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 stalk scallions, finely chopped
  • sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Slice tofu into 1/4 inch thick rectangles.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over high heat.  Add the tofu, pan fried for 1 minute, then lower the heat.  Cook over low heat on each side for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. In a bowl, mix the garlic, soy sauce, honey, chili flakes, and sesame oil.
  4. Pour the sauce over the tofu. Sprinkle sesame seeds and serve.
 

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