Homemade Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a classic dish made with fillets wrapped with mushroom duxelles, ham, and puff pastry. Originally from England, the dish has become well-known through the infamous Wellingtons on Gordon Ramsey’s Hells Kitchen and is now a popular holiday dish.

Today I decided to test my hand at making this mouthwatering yet complex classic!

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Blueberry Shrimp Walnut Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Shrimp salads are often made with shrimps boiled in plain water. How about adding a little flavor and color to the shrimps? How about adding some warm textures to the salad?

Today, I tried making a colorful salad dish with shrimps boiled in blueberry soup.  Continue reading

Rabbit Braised in Homemade Garlic Ginger Chili Sauce

IMG_1There was an old person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon rabbits;
When he’d eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.
Edward Lear, English artist, writer (1812-1888)
known for his ‘literary nonsense’ & limericks

When I read the above limerick as a child, I thought that eating rabbits would help me get rid of my bad habits, at least the ones my mom always scolded me for. Well, I did not get a chance to eat rabbits. My problems stayed on.

That was then, this is now. I am glad to report that many of my childhood unpleasant habits are gone—not because I’ve eaten eighteen rabbits. I try to eat everything available to me in a healthy and interesting way, which helps me develop fine and uplifting habits.

Today, while shopping at Whole Foods Market, I caught site of some frozen rabbit meat. Remembering my childhood fancy, I decided to try cooking rabbit meat—in a healthy and interesting way.  Continue reading

Fresh Choice Shrimp with Mango Yogurt Sauce

 

Popular in all food cultures, freshly peeled, deveined shrimps not only add appeal to a dish, but also provide excellent source of protein for human bodies. Shrimp is actually a very versatile ingredient for making colorful, palatable cuisines. It works well with almost all cooking styles and matches a wild variety of ingredients. Today, I created a healthy shrimp platter with fresh garden greens, avocado, edamane, mango, and plain yogurt. Continue reading

Easy Recipe for Soy Sauce Stewed Chicken Wings

un-used.imageThere are many different ways to cook and eat chicken wings. I used to like fried and grilled chicken wings until I learned that they may not be the healthiest choices. These days, I prefer to stew chicken wings because I feel the tenderness and freshness of wings can be best preserved and tasted in this way of cooking. Below is a really simple recipe I developed for stewing chicken wings. Continue reading