Readers share Asian-themed dishes

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:58pm
  • Life

Forum cooks have been busy supplying recipes for Chinese barbecued pork to keep Gracie Dinsmore and her family back there in Missouri from Asian-food starvation.

Well, today Jim Burns of Mukilteo shares a pair of recipes to help Gracie add to the meal.

“We were married in Honolulu in 1953,” he writes.

“We picked up a little cookbook of favorite island recipes while there. Here are two we really like.”

Fried rice

3/4cup diced Spam or any leftover cooked meat or shrimp

1small onion, diced

2tablespoons oil

1/2green or red bell pepper, diced

1rib celery, diced

2mushrooms, sliced

2-3 cups cooked rice

1/2cup peas

2tablespoons soy sauce

1egg, beaten

Fry Spam, leftover meat or shimp and onion lightly in the oil. Add bell pepper, celery, mushrooms, rice, peas and soy sauce. Cook over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Add egg and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve immediately.

Waikiki French toastwich

1can tuna, drained and flaked

3tablespoons mayonnaise

2scallions, chopped

1rib celery, diced

2teaspoons lemon juice

8slices bread, divided

2eggs, beaten

2tablespoons milk

2teaspoons soy sauce

Chunk of butter for frying

Mix tuna, mayonnaise, scallions, celery and lemon juice together and spread on 4 slices of the bread. Top with remaining 4 slices bread.

Stir together the eggs, milk and soy sauce, mixing well. Dip both sides of sandwiches in batter and brown both sides in butter in a skillet.

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