Stir Fried Shrimp

This recipe was submitted by Julie M., of Sierra Madre, CA.

This is a relatively easy, fast, and very tasty recipe. It definitely received thumbs up at my house!

Here is what you’ll need:

1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined

8 ounce bag of sugar snap peas, cut into thirds on the bias (see photo)

1 tablespoon of grape seed oil (high smoke point)

1/8 cup of spicy (or original) yakitori sauce

Jasmine rice (follow instructions on package for amount you desire)

Here is what you’ll do:

Start the rice. Wash and pat the shrimp dry, then heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. When oil is hot add shrimp to sear each side. About 5 minutes total cooking time should do it. Reduce heat to medium and add sugar snap peas and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Add yakitori sauce to coat, stir for about a minute and place over Jasmine rice and serve. Yummy!

Stir fried yakitori shrimp and sugar snap peas

Stir fried yakitori shrimp and sugar snap peas

Spicy Pork Skewers with Grilled Pineapple-Sweet Onion Relish

This recipe is great tasting, flavorful, and has a colorful presentation. It is very easy to prepare as well.

What you’ll need for the skewers:

Center cut pork loin – cut into 1/2″-3/4″ cubes (I asked my butcher to do this) about a half pound per person

spicy yakitori sauce

ziplock bag

wooden skewers – soaked in water for about an hour prior to use

What you’ll need for the relish:

1-2 Endive

pineapple – sliced approximately 1/2″ thick or a little thinner

1/2 sweet onion – sliced same as pineapple

1 large red or orange bell pepper – quartered

juice from 1-2 limes

cilantro – chopped, to taste

coarse salt to taste, if desired

What you’ll do:

Place the cubed pork into a ziplock bag and add enough spicy yakitori sauce to coat the pork well. We marinated the pork for two whole days. After two days take the pork and place onto the pre-soaked wooden skewers and set aside. Fire up your grill on high then go in and prep your pineapple slices, sweet onion, and bell pepper. By now the grill should be getting nice and hot. Place the pineapple, sweet onion, and bell pepper on the grill for about four minutes per side, rotating once on each side at the two minute mark (to get nice grill marks). Remove from grill and dice into small bite-sized pieces and combine in a bowl. Chop some cilantro to add to the mixture then add your lime juice to taste, as well as a pinch of salt if so desired. Stir well and set aside. Take your pork skewers and grill about four minutes per side, rotating once at two minutes. Clean your endive, chop off the ends and place the leaves on the plates. Spoon in some relish into each and serve with the pork skewers. Mmmm good and it looks good too!

Obaachan Spicy Yakitori Sauce Pork Skewers with Pineapple-Sweet Onion Relish

Obaachan Spicy Yakitori Sauce Pork Skewers with Pineapple-Sweet Onion Relish

Marinated, Pan Seared Ahi

This recipe suggestion was submitted by Cindy K, of Rosamond, CA. Buy some fresh ahi, about 1/3 to 1/2 pound per person. Marinate the ahi in spicy yakitori sauce overnight in a ziplock bag. Heat skillet (we used clarified butter) on medium-high to high heat, place ahi into skillet and cook to desired doneness. We preferred about 3 minutes per side. Remove and serve with your favorite accompaniment. Ours was served with a kale and quinoa salad which included, carrots, celery, toasted pecans, tart dried cherries, flat leaf parsley, basil, feta cheese, a pinch of kosher salt (to taste), and the dressing was lemon juice and olive oil. Yummy! Thanks for the email Cindy!

Ahi tuna marinated overnight with Obaachan Sauce Company's spicy yakitori sauce

Ahi tuna marinated overnight with Obaachan Sauce Company’s spicy yakitori sauce

Asian Slaw Recipe

Here is an easy Asian slaw recipe with many interchangeable ingredients. Put some in, take others out, your choice. I’ll even give you two dressings, depending on your mood, or if you have a nut allergy.

What you’ll need for the slaw:

1/2 head of green cabbage, sliced thinly

1/4 head of red cabbage, sliced thinly

2 medium-large carrots, grated (I did this at a 45˚ angle to the grater)

1 cup shelled edamame, cooked and cooled

1/4 cup sliced green onions

3 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped, (optional)

peanuts or slivered almonds, (optional)

won ton strips or chow mein noodles, (optional)

What you’ll need for the dressing:

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/4 cup spicy yakitori sauce

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons creamy (smooth) peanut butter

What you’ll do:

In a large bowl, combine the first six listed slaw ingredients (or those that you choose to include) and toss until mixed well. Set aside. For a spicy, Thai style, dressing include the peanut butter with the first three (dressing) ingredients, and whisk well, it was very tasty! For those with a nut allergy, combine the first two ingredients, then add two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of lime juice for a sweeter, more citrusy, type dressing. Before serving, add the peanuts, almonds, and won tons or chow mein noodles to your salad and drizzle as much dressing as desired. We added the dressing directly to the individual servings, not the entire mixture. This keeps everything from getting soggy and you can make each serving to taste. If you are making this for a large group and premixing, you should double the dressing quantity and add to desired taste.  Note; the peanuts went well with the spicy Thai style and the slivered almonds went well with the honey/citrus. Also, we chose to add grilled chicken tenderloins on top of our salads. Enjoy!

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