Five Spice Asian Latkes

Sides, Vegetarian | December 20, 2016 | By

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Fa-La-Latkes! Hanukkah falls on X-Mas this year (“Chrismukkah!”), so we’ve created an Asian latke to partner with your traditional latke using sweet potatoes and Chinese Five Spice! With a little help from Raw Spice Bar, we upped our game with this sweet and savory latke complete with the traditional toppings — sour cream and applesauce. This potato pancake is not your grandmother’s latke.  Sorry, Bubbie! 

Shred sweet potatoes in a food processor.

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Five Spice Asian Latkes
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled
  • ½ onion
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • Sour cream for topping (optional)
  • 2 green onions, chopped, for garnishing
Instructions
  1. In a food processor using the shredder blade, shred the sweet potatoes. Place in a large mixing bowl. Shred the carrots and place in the bowl with the potatoes. Grate the onion with the slicer blade, strain in a paper towel or kitchen towel to remove any liquid. Add to the mixing bowl. To the potato mixture add the Chinese Five Spice, eggs, coconut flour, and salt. Mix thoroughly with your hands until well-combined.
  2. Heat the oil on medium-high in a heavy cast iron skillet. Forming small patties with the potato mixture, place into the hot oil and cook patties (latkes) until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side, pressing down periodically. Transfer the latkes to a paper towel to drain. Keep warm while cooking remaining latkes. Serve on a platter with a side of sour cream if desired, and sprinkle the latkes with the scallions.
Notes
Adapted from: Raw Spice Bar’s Five Spice Fritter’s

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Main, Poultry | November 22, 2016 | By

What to do with leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Try this easy Turkey Curry dish featuring amazing Indian flavors and sweet potatoes. It’s like Thanksgiving all over again! Except Asian style. Your holiday house guests will be following their noses to the kitchen when these aromas float through the air. Who knew that leftovers could be that good?

Leftover turkey breast is awesome in this Indian dish!

turkey-breastSlice the leftover turkey breast into thick pieces before cubing.

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Curry with Sweet Potatoes
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ½ large sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • ½ large white sweet potato (or regular potato), peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups leftover cooked turkey meat, cut into thick cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Steamed white rice
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium-high. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in garam masala, cumin, and curry powder until incorporated, about 1 minute. Add in tomato, stirring for about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, water, and potatoes and stir well. Cook and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Stir in the turkey meat and simmer another 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir in cilantro to garnish before serving. Ladle over cooked rice with extra cilantro.
Notes
Adapted from: Skinny Taste

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Mini Thai Crab Cakes with Spicy Aioli

Seafood, Starters | November 15, 2016 | By

Get ready for Thanksgiving! These Mini Thai Crab Cakes will make you do a happy dance!  They are so full of flavor and very little filler, so no worries about putting on the pounds!  I used lump white crab meat which is much tastier than just the regular crab meat. Made the mistake of buying the other kind, so I threw it into the freezer to use in a soup at a later date!  Frying these babies uses very little oil so they’re not that greasy.  You can serve these minis with a side of spicy aioli sauce as an appetizer before your holiday meal.  Make sure to put aside a few for lunch the next day!  I threw the leftover cakes on top of a salad and they were yum!  “Happy Happy Joy Joy!” 

Mini Thai Crab Cakes with Spicy Aioli
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 (8 oz.) jar white lump crab meat (picked over for shells)
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Thai red chili peppers or 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Spicy Aioli:
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (red chili paste) or Sriracha sauce
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine together the crab meat with the yellow peppers, chili peppers, green onions, lime zest, salt, and cilantro. Mix in the egg and Panko bread crumbs until thoroughly combined. Form small 2-inch rounds with the mixture and set them on trays until ready to cook.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet on high heat. When oil is lightly smoking drop the cakes into the pan and brown on both sides, about 4 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain oil. Keep warm until ready to serve. Serve cakes on a platter with spicy aioli dipping sauce.
  3. To make the aioli sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and sambal oelek. Set aside.
Notes
Sambal oelek can found at your local grocery store, on Amazon.com, or at specialty Asian markets.

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