Asian food has always impressed me with its simplistic but flavorful dishes. Grilling is one of the best things to do living in southern California so why not cook up a dish that is easy for any weeknight, great for the family, healthy and most importantly - simple! Below are two recipes for a perfect meal together alone or with some fried rice. They are inspired by the most basic ingredients found in most Asian foods and can be used almost all the time.
- 2 chicken breasts
- ¼ cup of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoons of ginger minced
- ½ tablespoon of minced garlic
- Mix together soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic.
- Microwave for a minute, stir and then again for 30 seconds. Keep in mind that standard heat settings may vary for people so try to microwave at a medium heat, but mainly try not to let the sauce boil.
- Place chicken in a shallow dish and pour the sauce over the chicken and coat well
- Let chicken marinate for about 2 hours. I usually marinate during my lunch hour and grill in the evening. The longer the better
- When ready to grill. Drain the excess marinade into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer on medium heat for approximately five minutes. Use this sauce for basting as you grill the chicken.
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce
- Mix together sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar and Sriracha sauce
- Trim bottom of asparagus and coat with the mixture
- Place on grilling grate or basket and grill along with chicken