Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce

Summer is such a great time for a stir-fry. Fresh in-season vegetables scream ‘stir-fry me’ out at you as you walk through the farmer’s market or grocery store. In fact, a few heads of broccoli where screaming at me the other day, so I took them home and made a quick stir fry with broccoli in Hoisin sauce. And boy am I glad that I did!

Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce

Hoison sauce adds a nice sweet and salty flavor to any veggies. Don’t be afraid to also add a few pinches of dried red pepper flake or fresh sliced chile peppers.
I love stir-frying broccoli in Hoisin sauce. I love it even more when cooked outside. I fire up my charcoal grill which has a fantastic, large wok insert. The wok gets incredibly hot over the coals, much hotter than I could ever get it on my flattop electric stove. It’s perfect for stir-frying anything, and quickly. If you have a 22″ Weber charcoal grill I can’t recommend the wok enough.

Of course, you can make this just as easily indoors, using a wok.

Also check out one of my other favorite grilled side dishes, Asian grilled vegetables. Stir-fried broccoli is also fantastic with my Mongolian Grill stir-fry sauce.

Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce
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Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce

Hoison sauce adds a nice sweet and salty flavor to any veggies. Don’t be afraid to also add a few pinches of dried red pepper flake or fresh sliced chile peppers.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword Asian, broccoli
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 34kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat up a wok over high heat.
  • Stir-fry the broccoli with the garlic and oil for 3 minutes.
  • Combine the ginger, water, Hoisin and salt and stir in the broccoli.
  • Stir-fry until the sauce thickens.

Nutrition

Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Mongolian Grill Stir-Fry Sauce

My favorite thing to make with a wok (and of course you can make it indoors with a wok on the stovetop) is stir-fry, and in particular, stir-fry with a Mongolian Grill stir-fry sauce. Just cook anything you want, like beef, chicken, shrimp, pork. Add some veggies. And just as everything is about done, add some of this magical sauce. Let it get warm then serve. That’s it!

Mongolian Grill Stir-Fry Sauce

I love making a stir-fry with this using this Mongolian Grill stir-fry sauce. I cooked using a wok on my Weber Performer grill. The Performer is big, easy to light, and it has a very welcomed work table. Weber has come out with their Gourmet BBQ System, which fits several of Weber’s grills, but mainly the 22 1/2″ charcoal grills like the Performer. The system lets you cook with anything from a wok to a pizza stone. I love it.


I make a double (or even more) batch of this sauce and keep it in the fridge. If you prep all the meats ahead of time, you can have an easy-to-make dinner in no time. Or I can use it to make a crazy good side dish in minutes.

Also try my Thai peanut chicken with Ramen.

Mongolian Grill Stir-Fry Sauce
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Mongolian Grill Stir-Fry Sauce

My favorite thing to make with a wok (and of course you can make it indoors with a wok on the stovetop) is stir-fry, and in particular, stir-fry with a Mongolian Grill stir-fry sauce.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword Asian, sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 301kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Stir in the ginger powder and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring until the brown sugar dissolves.
  • Reduce the heat and let simmer until slightly thickened.
  • Add sauce to cooked stir fry just before serving. I use about 1/4 cup per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6579mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Lomo Saltado

I cannot say enough about just how great this lomo saltado tasted. It was absolutely fantastic, and surprisingly took only minutes to prepare. The incredible flavors reminded me so much of my years living in Peru. And although there are a lot of variations on this dish, it comes down to great beef stir-fried with onions and tomatoes, served with fries or potato wedges and occasionally rice. It’s a wonderful example of the Asian influences on Peruvian cuisine.

Lomo Saltado

One of these keys to a great lomo saltado is the Peruvian aji amarillo pepper. It has a distinct flavor that is almost fruity, with just a bit of heat. If you cannot find aji amarillo peppers you can use aji amarillo paste, which is easier to find in specialty stores. And in a pinch, use a habanero pepper instead.

I cooked this wonderful lomo saltado on the Weber Performer grill using the wok insert. It is an amazing way to do stir-fry. Easy clean up, and super high heat. If you don’t have a wok and would prefer to cook in-doors, I recommend using a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven.

Some choclo al cumino would be great with this dish, too!

Lomo Saltado
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Lomo Saltado

I cannot say enough about just how great this lomo saltado tasted. It was absolutely fantastic, and surprisingly took only minutes to prepare. 
Course Main
Cuisine Peru
Keyword Peruvian, steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1487kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tender steak sirloin or better
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • Kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red onion sliced thick
  • 2 tomatoes sliced thick
  • 1 tablespoon aji­ amarillo paste see note, or 1 aji amarillo pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 cups steak French fries cooked
  • 1 cup white rice cooked

Instructions

Note: Aji amarillo paste is a paste of the Peruvian aji pepper. It can be found jarred in most South American specialty stores. If you cannot find it substitute a large, seeded and minced habanero pepper.

  • Slice the steak very thin. I find it easier to do this if you first put the steak into the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour before slicing.
  • Heat a wok over high heat.
  • Toss steak slices with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add to the wok and stir fry for 10 minutes, getting the meat almost done completely through and nicely golden in color.
  • Add garlic, onion and tomato slices, and aji pepper. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Drizzle the soy sauce and vinegar along the size of the wok and stir all ingredients well, stir frying.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot along with fries and rice.

Notes

Cook time does not include the time to heat the fries or make the rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 1487kcal | Carbohydrates: 160g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 2811mg | Potassium: 2427mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1312IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 9mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Thai Pork Burritos

These Thai pork burritos with Thai fried rice disappeared fast. They’re both very tasty. I’d say they’re excellent. The burrito is packed full of flavor. This is definitely not boring or bland. 

Thai Pork Burritos with Thai Fried Rice

For the fried rice recipe, click here. You’ll want to make it because it pairs perfectly with the Thai Pork burritos. The rice has a bit of fish sauce added. At first I wasn’t so sure about fish sauce. It’s rather ‘aromatic’ to put it mildly. But not only did it grow on me, I ended up loving it!

Also try my Thai peanut chicken with Ramen recipe.

Thai Pork Burritos with Thai Fried Rice
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Thai Pork Burritos with Fried Rice

These Thai pork burritos with Thai fried rice disappeared fast. They’re both very tasty. I’d say they’re excellent.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword fried rice, pork
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 560kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix with carrots
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 4 10 inch flour tortillas warmed
  • ¼ cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Heat large nonstick skillet over high.
  • Crumble pork into skillet and cook until done.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, onion, and coleslaw mix. Stir fry with pork for 2-3 minutes or until the vegetables are wilted.
  • Add remaining ingredients.Cook, stirring constantly, another minute.
  • Spoon into warm torts, garnish with cilantro, and roll up to encase.

Nutrition

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1329mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.