Liven up simple sauteed shrimp with scallion rice and a zingy Asian-style dipping sauce. If you don't have a fresh chile on hand, substitute a pinch of red-pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce. If you can't find peeled and deveined shrimp, use kitchen shears to make removal of the shells easier.
Recipe of the Day: 15-Minute Asian Rice Salad To keep the prep time to a minimum, grate fresh ginger instead of finely chopping it, use kitchen shears instead of a knife to snip off the stems of the shiitake mushrooms and purchase pre-cooked brown rice, grated carrots and shelled edamame. #RecipeOfTheDay
Apple-Pear Salad with Maple-Pecan Bacon Loved it, but used an Asian style dressing as I didn't like the "thickness" of the dressing it called for. I also cut bacon in smaller pieces with kitchen shears while putting salad together and used much less.
Szechuan Cornish Hens - This superb recipe for Cornish hens calls for mildly spicy, aromatic Szechuan pepper, sometimes known as Chinese pepper. If you can’t find it, you can substitute ground pink peppercorns and a pinch of allspice.