Asian Pineapple and Shrimp Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of pineapple, cut in bite sized cubes
  • 1/4 pound of shrimp, cleaned and cooked
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Gochujang (Korean red pepper paste), or to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a container with a lid, combine the pineapple, shrimp and onion.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad (you may have some leftover, refrigerator for a later application).
  4. Cover and shake.
  5. Chill for several hours.

Source:  My kitchen

 

Asian Inspired Marinade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4-1/2 cup honey (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced finely
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 teaspoons gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  3. Pour over pork or your protein of choice and marinate a few hour to overnight.

Source: My kitchen

Applesauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds apples (I use whatever kind I have on hand)
  • 1 1/3 cups apple juice (you can use water as well)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (optional, to taste)

Directions:

  1. Peel and core your apples then chop them into pieces.
  2. Combine the juice, vanilla, sugar, honey and spices in a bowl and mix until disolved (as best you can).
  3. Combine the apples and liquid mixture in a large pot.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes or until the apples get mushy and the liquid is reduced.
  5. Use a blender to puree the applesauce to the desired consistency being careful not to overfill the blender carafe. A stick blender would work well, too.

Source: My kitchen as inspired by my grandmother

Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 package boneless skinless chicken thighs (you should get about 8 thighs per package)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  1. Mix spices together and set aside.
  2. Mix honey and cider vinegar and set aside.
  3. Un-tuck chicken thighs so they are flat. Cover both sides in seasoning, set flat onto sheet pan.
  4. Put under broiler
  5. Cook for 5-7 minutes on one side and flip. Cook for a 5-7 minutes on other side.
  6. Flip again and then baste the chicken in honey/cider mixture. Be sure to really get the chicken covered.
  7. Add to oven again and let it cook under the broiler for a few minutes until the honey starts to thicken up and glaze.
  8. Take chicken out of oven and let rest for a few minutes.

Source:  http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2011/07/27/honey-spiced-glazed-chicken/

Pork Chops with Tangy Honey Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 6 pork chops

Directions:

  1. Place pork chops into a large resealable bag.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, ginger, and pepper. Puree until the garlic has been finely chopped. Pour this mixture over the pork chops.
  3. Seal, and marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Transfer the pork chops and marinade to a baking dish.
  6. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven until the sauce has reduced, and the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes.

Source:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pork-chops-with-tangy-honey-sauce/detail.aspx