As a partner to my list of Top Restaurant dishes, I thought I'd do another list including of my favorite home-cooked concoctions of 2010. I experimented a lot with Asian flavors, and dishes with roots in Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand were some of the best of the year, including some Asian pork meatballs
that were pretty terrific.
|Korean BBQ Chicken Wraps|
The Korean BBQ Chicken Wraps with Pineapple Relish
were a big success, as were every iteration of Banh Mi
I created. The Korean tofu with spicy sauce
that Ruth Reichl demonstrated on an episode of Diary of a Foodie was so good, we made it several times, particularly in the hot hot summer.
|Tofu with spicy sauce|
Let's not forget the very delicious Thai-style seviche
I concocted from a myriad of seafood products that were living in our freezer. Ok, not "living," per se.
Another Thai-inflected dish I really loved this year was my Coconut Gazpacho
. My Thai dinner party guests really seemed to enjoy it, too. And speaking of the Thai party, the Tod Mun Mu
- my porky variation of Thai fish cakes - were also a hit.
Veering away from Asia, I thought my Caprese Salad Stack
was particularly successful. And while one of the versions of Chiles Rellenos
I cooked up this year was a big hit, even better were the accompanying corn muffins. Another side that I really enjoyed was a dish of mushroom orzotto
, served up for our 10th wedding anniversary.
It seemed that everything was fodder for tacos - it didn't have to have Mexican or Tex-Mex flavors, either. I prepared a couple of fish tacos for a recipe contest, and even though I used commercially-breaded, frozen shrimp for one of them, when combined with elements like bacon salsa and peanut butter crema, they were utterly delicious. (Those recipes will be coming up in a future post.)
I hope you enjoyed reading about my cooking adventures in 2010 and have tried some of my recipes. I plan to have more for you in the coming year.
Thanks reminding me - think I'll try your Spicy Tofu this weekend.
And speaking of hot items...
Voters (on TV w/o Pity) disagreed with you & the TC judges; they wanted to see Jamie tossed out of that Dim Sum pool:
[by total votes] [~percent]
'Who should have won this week?'
Angelo - [ 16 ] [23%]
Antonia -[ 1 ] [1.5%]
Carla - -[ 1 ] [1.5%]
Casey - -[ 2 ] [3%]
Dale - - [ 32 ] [46%]
Fabio - -[ 7 ] [10%]
Tiffani -[ 1 ] [1.5%]
Tiffany -[ 9 ] [13%]
'Who should've been knifed?'
Antonia [ 2 ] [3%]
Casey - [ 9 ] [13%]
Dale - - [ 1 ] [1.5%]
Jamie - [ 55 ] [79%]
Tre - - -[ 2 ] [3%]
Looks like they dislike Jamie even more than gross chicken feet!
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