Posts Tagged Blue Ginger

Simply Ming/Blue Ginger Crispy Calamari

While the greater Boston restaurants were still closed (as of this writing), my wife asked if we could make the attempt to make crispy calamari.  In my library, I had both the Legal Seafoods and Simply Ming books both containing recipes for such a dish.  So we settled on the Ming Tsai version for the […]

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Scallion Pancakes

Over the years, I’ve eaten my share of scallion pancakes.  And then there’re my friends John and Kevin who’ve joined me in chowing down on large orders of these addictive items.   When I first learned to make this from my grandmother, she taught me to rollout the dough, brush it with oil, spread a nice […]

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A note on Yaki Onigiri

Previously, on tastingenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/category/omakase-menus/kamakura-boston/ * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/planning-the-christmas-2019-menu/ On recent visit to Kamakura for dinner, our last course was Onigiri yaki ikura, kizame nori, wasabi dashi Since I was planning to on doing a version of this as my last savory course for 2019 Christmas meal, I needed to learn the technique for  crisping onigiri […]

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Blue Ginger Lychee Cranberry Salsa

Sigh. So I had to go back the the drawing boards after trying out one of my dessert ideas with some family relatives. It turns out one of them has a ‘texture’ thing and didn’t like the Matsuhisa/Nobu Banana Chocolate Harumaki.  “The cooked banana was too soft for my tastes”.  So after doing more research, […]

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Garlic Ginger Sweet Potato Soup From Simply Ming

So my wife surprised me by getting two 15 ounce cans of sweet potato puree from Whole Foods, Newtonville and asked if I could make soup with dinner!  She really wanted sweet potato soup.  Fortunately, I remembered the sweet potato soup that I’d had a Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger several months back and realized I […]

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Shabu Shabu

When I was growing up, my folks would occasionally have sukiyaki and shabu shabu at home.  With the bad weather this past weekend, my wife suggested it might be nice if we did a shabu shabu for dinner.  This is what she had in mind: But a shabu shabu isn’t complete without dipping sauces.  I […]

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Rock Shrimp Miso Risotto From Simply Ming

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/miso-soup * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/lemongrass-scampi-with-pappardellemafaldine …I call for rock shrimp often in my cooking. Firm in texture and with a delicious lobster-like flavor, these…are caught in Florida and…shipped nationwide. –Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking With Ming Tsai (p. 8) …where’s the risotto?!?!? –Hell’s Kitchen s5.e7 (Gordon Ramsay) Finally, the Rock Shrimp […]

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