Monday, October 29, 2007

Asian Confusion

We were supposed to go grocery shopping today, but with a doctor's visit for Son #1, work, etc., it just never happened. As a result, the cupboards are getting pretty bare. So, I pulled together a few Asian dishes into some kind of dinner.

Crispy Tofu:
Take one pkg of tofu, drain, and pat dry with a paper towel. Slice into triangles. Toss in cornstarch and fry in oil on high heat. Serve with warmed VH cherry sauce drizzled over top (hey, I know it's not authentic, but it is tasty).

Yellow Curry Noodles:
Heat one can of coconut milk in a saucepan until simmering. Add 1/2 tsp of yellow (or red) curry paste, soy sauce or salt to taste, and sugar to taste. Serve over cooked rice vermicelli noodles.

Let's face it, I don't really know how to make sushi. But, I do enjoy rolling things up in nori sheets. The kids really don't like wasabi, so I aimed for a sweeter taste. Aside from the rice, I put in steamed carrots, sliced uncooked tofu, and a bit of hoisin sauce.