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Exploring Asian Cuisine

Over the last few months, I have noticed a new trend happening with travelistas where they get all of their traveling friends together, enjoy some vino, eat delish food and talk about their trips. The stories I read from many blogger friends inspired me to do the same with a couple of my friends. For our first group date, all of us ladies decided that we were going to cook dishes inspired by Asian cuisine. This was a challenge for me because I love eating Asian food but never tried cooking it, mostly because I was intimidated and afraid that I would ruin one of my favorite dishes. 

I searched everywhere online for dishes that would be easy, simple, and very much inspired by the Asian culture. I narrowed down my dishes to the following: Crispy Baked Sesame Chicken and Spicy Stir-Fried Bok Choy and Brussels Sprouts. Although I did find inspiration from a few websites, I ended up modifying both recipes to fit perfectly with our evening. 

Let's not drag this on anymore, below are the instructions and recipe for the first dish Crispy Baked Sesame Chicken. All you need are the following ingredientes:

2 lbs chicken breast
3 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp Sriracha sause
8 tbsp sesame seeds
6 tbsp panko

 Optional: season with salt and pepper

¿Cómo lo preparo?

Preheat your horno to 425F. Combine all the liquids together in one bowl (soy sauce, sesame oil, and sriracha sauce). In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (sesame seeds and panko).

Look for your favorite cookie sheet and spray it with oil spray or if you don’t carry any in your home, you can pour ½ tsp of oil on the pan and then grab a napkin and spread it everywhere to give the sheet a nice coat.

Grab the chicken breast and cut it into strips to make it into fun chicken tenders, which is perfect for kids of all ages!

Once you have the pan greased up, all the ingredients separated into separate bowls and the chicken into tender slices you are ready to dip, crisp and bake! Grab your chicken dip it into the sauce and then dip it into the sesame seeds and panko. After you coat the chicken, place it directly onto the sheet and repeat until you have coated all the chicken and placed them all onto the cookie sheet.

Put it in the oven, have one side bake for 8-10 minutes and then turn the chicken to cook for another 4-6 minutes until it is completely cooked and crispy. Normally it looks a little toasted/brown and smells absolutely delish!

This recipe is so easy and fun that if you have children, you should have them join you! That way, you can do something fun with them and still get dinner ready for everyone in the family.

The second recipe I made was a Spicy Stir Fried Boy Choy and Brussels Sprouts, all you need are the following ingredientes:

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
8 cups of freshly diced Bok Choy
3 cups of shaved Brussels sprouts

¿Cómo lo preparo?

Heat the oil in a large skillet (or a wok) over medium heat.

Add the minced garlic, crushed red pepper and minced ginger and cook for one minute.

Immediately, add the Bok choy, Brussels sprouts and soy sauce to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the greens are crisp-tender.
This is another quick side dish that you can whip up in less than 20 minutes.

If you decide to make both dishes at the same time it will take you a total of one hour to make which is great for last minute dinner dates!

¡Buen provecho!

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