I am making corn chowder for Jan’s birthday dinner. Chowder calls for oyster crackers. I adapted some techniques from Serious Eats.
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Karl’s Sichuan Pepper Oyster Crackers
Filed under bread, California Fusion, Side Dishes, Vegetarian
Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Tri-tip
Last Sunday I made a barbequed Sichuan chicken. It was so successful that I decided to do something similar with a beef tri-tip. Beef will stand up to stronger flavors than chicken, so I added some onion, chili flakes and white pepper to the sauce.
Filed under Beef, Chinese, Main Dishes, Sauces and Spices
Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Chicken II
I have done this dish before, but it shows just how differently a dish will turn out when you make just a few changes. The last time I made enough sauce to make the marinade and no more. After the bird was barbequed I sprinkled some fresh Sichuan pepper on the dry surface, producing a bird with crisp skin and strong pepper flavor. This time I made twice as much sauce and basted the bird so that the final dish had a thick, sticky glaze that melded the sauce flavors. Mostly the same ingredients, but very different dining experiences.
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Chinese, Main Dishes, Poultry, Sauces and Spices
Karl’s Barbecued Sichuan Chicken
I decided to make barbecued chicken with a Sichuan glaze this Sunday. This is something a Chinese cook from “the Mainland” would never do. This, however, is a California Fusion recipe, taking something from one cuisine and mashing it together with the techniques of another. I am also serving dàn dàn miàn and pickled cabbage.
Filed under Barbeque, California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes, Poultry
Karl’s Sichuan Roasted Chicken with Honey Lemon Glaze and Stir-fried Vegetables
Jan and Eilene just got back from Hopi. Traveling in Arizona, other than chilies, most places they ate did not use any spices, beyond salt and culinary ash—the additive that turns blue corn meal dishes blue. Now that they are home, they want spicy dishes for dinner.
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes, Poultry, Stir-fry, Vegetables
Karl’s Sichuan Dry Fried Long Beans
Adapted from an Appetite for China recipe
Chinese long bean is one of the vegetables that we were introduced to in our time in Chengdu (25 years ago). They are about two feet long and are thinner, tougher and have a rougher skin than Western green beans. Although most American Chinese restaurants use Western green beans in their dishes—because of availability and American tastes—this is the green bean called for in traditional recipes. Today, you can find them in most Chinese specialty stores.
Filed under Side Dishes, Stir-fry, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Stir-fried Mushrooms and Shrimp with Sichuan Garlic Sauce
The kid’s love mushrooms and, since son-in-law, Chris, is still avoiding noodles. I need to add a dish for Sunday’s dinner that will fill him up. Man does not live on meat alone, but he is trying with his keto diet.
Filed under Seafood, Shrimp, Side Dishes, Stir-fry
Karl’s Szechuan Salt and Pepper Roast Chicken Au Jus II
Some cooks, when they find a recipe that works, lock it in place as “the recipe.” I always have to see if I can make it even better. A couple of months ago I did a Szechuan Salt and Pepper Roast Chicken that what a really big hit, spicy, juicy and a crackling skin to die for. Can I do even better?
Filed under Chicken, Chinese, Main Dishes, Poultry
Karl’s Sichuan Dry Fried Green Beans
Adapted from an Appetite for China recipe
Jan requested that I finally figure out how to make dry fried green beans like we get from our favorite restaurants. I have tried making this before with dismal results. The beans have always come out both burned on the outside and raw on the inside.
Filed under Chinese, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Karl’s Deviled Eggs Sichuan
One of the benefits of Easter is leftover hard boiled eggs that must be used up quickly. By itself, a plain boiled egg is a bit dry. The solution is to “devil” the dry yoke by mixing it with a wide variety of things.
Filed under California Fusion, Chinese-American, Poultry, Side Dishes