Archive for the ‘Side Dishes’ Category

Tasteful Tuesday: Chicken Sesame Pasta Salad

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Sesame & Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThis fun, Asian-inspired pasta salad will be a great backyard party food contender this summer. It’s also a great dish for making up at the start of busy weeks throughout the year, when you have to rely on quick, but hearty meals (leftovers!).

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 16 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
    (we recommend seasoning with black
    pepper, garlic salt and a pinch of red pepper)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • Broccoli, red pepper, snap peas or other
    vegetables can be added if desired.

Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and stir until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Pour into a large bowl.
  3. In a container with a sealing lid, combine sesame seeds, vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and pepper. Shake well and pour over pasta. Toss until pasta is evenly coated.
  4. Mix in chicken, cilantro, carrots and green onion (and any more vegetables, if desired) and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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Tuesday Recipe: Coconut Shrimp

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Today we have a delicious recipe for baked coconut shrimp. This makes a great appetizer (try dipping the shrimp in sweet orange marmalade), as well as a topping on rice. We recommend putting the coconut into a food processor to make it more fine, but that’s not necessary.

Baked Coconut Shrimp Recipe | Seafood Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 pound of large shrimp
    (about 12-15 shrimp),
    peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup flaked
    sweet coconut
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Rinse and dry shrimp.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch, salt and paprika until combined; pour the coconut into another bowl. Beat the egg white in a shallow bowl until foamy.
  3. Dredge one shrimp at a time in the cornstarch, then the egg white and finally the coconut; make sure each shrimp is coated well. Repeat with the remaining shrimp and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Put the baking sheet in the oven and after about 6 minutes, flip the shrimp and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes. Check to make sure the shrimp are pink all the way through, then serve!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Five Soups for National Soup Month

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

January is National Soup Month, and with the deep freeze we’ve been in for the past two weeks, it could not have come at a better time. The following five soup recipes are from our blog, and cater to a variety of taste buds so you’re sure to find [at least] one you’ll like. Enjoy!

Gazpacho

Okay, so although Gazpacho is eaten cold, we think the fresh flavors will transport you into spring and summer and make you momentarily forget we’re in the throes of January.

Give Thanks Soup BowlVegetarian Bean Chowder

This is a hearty New England chowder that takes almost no time at all to make, and if you’ve planned on eating healthier in 2018 this is a great recipe to add to your repertoire.

Chicken, Potato and Wild Rice Soup

A classic favorite that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied.

Minestrone Soup

If you’re craving pasta but want the coziness of a soup this one fits the bill!

Mediterranean Soup with Spinach and Chicken

This recipe is a bit more involved than the others listed here, but just as tasty.

Share your favorite soup with us, and let us know if you try any of the soup recipes on our blog.

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