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Old 09-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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My supper club, which is this coming Monday, has choosen this for it's theme. I'm at a loss for a recipe to make. Any favorites of yours you might suggest? I can do an appetizer, a side dish, or dessert.
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How about Asian Coleslaw?

1/3c seasoned rice vinegar
2T vegetable oil
2t sesame oil
3/4t salt
1 medium head of napa, savoy, or green cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced
1lb carrots, peeled and shredded
1/2c chopped fresh cilantro
4-6 green onions, thinly sliced

First prepare the dressing: In a large bowl mix the vinegar, oils, and salt with a whisk until blended.

Add the cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and green onions. Toss to coat in dressing. Serve right away or refrigerate up to 2 hours.

Makes 12 servings

Per serving: 69 calories, 2g protein, 10g carbohydrate, 3g fat, 0 cholesterol, and 310mg sodium

As far as an appetizer you could skewer chunks of chicken breast and veggies on bamboo skewers, grill or broil and then serve with various Asian sauces from the store (like hoisin, teriyaki, katsu, oyster, etc.)

For a dessert you could do floats or sundaes with Asian flavors. Like green tea ice cream with cream soda or something like that? I'm just brain storming here. Oooh, or sundaes with crumbled fortune cookies on top.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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Asian coleslaw is a good idea -thanks! Funny, I made that last night for dinner, with some shredded chicken breast in it.

I guess I didn't really know what Asian fusion meant when I posted this - then I did a bunch of online searching and realized that it just means "western" dishes done with an Asian influence in it's seasonings.

Chef Ming Tsai does a lot of this sort of thing - I've been looking at his recipes on several sites. If I can find some lemongrass, I think there's a couple of good candidates I've found.

Any suggestions for finding lemongrass? I'm hoping maybe my Price Chopper or Hannaford might have it in their Asian section - no time to hit the Asian markets before then.
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Fusion can mean blending of any two or more food traditions. You can blend any two or more cultures you want to.
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If a store has it, lemongrass will be in the produce section near the fresh herbs. The ones in the plastic containers, not the bunched herbs. At least, this is where I always find it.

It's not quite the same, but you can use lime zest instead in a pinch.
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