Salt and pepper shrimp (or) calamari is a dish I frequently order when at Chinese restaurants, but have never thought to make it at home. It is the perfect appetizer or can be served as a main course. I love that the shrimp has a crispy texture even without being heavily battered. The garlic and scallions add a lot of flavor without being overpowering. I typically like things spicy, but with this dish the jalapeno is just the right amount of heat. You can make this recipe with the mixed seafood or just choose your favorite, the preparation is simple and easy.
Banh Mi Vietnamese Pork Sandwiches are a delicious way to mix up you ordinary sandwich routine. These flavorful sandwiches are perfect for lunch or dinner. They combine juicy meatballs with a spicy mayo, plus fresh herbs and tangy pickled carrots. These flavor combinations will excite all of your taste buds. This recipe does have quite a few ingredients, but is very easy to make. You may have to pick up some items from your local Asian grocer /Asian isle at your grocery store. If you need a reference, check out my Asian Ingredients post for an some helpful tips.