Oven-Steamed Fish with Shitake, Soy Sauce, Ginger, and Scallions

This is my take on the classic Chinese-style steamed fish with soy sauce. Since I don’t have a proper steamer and prefer to cook fish in the oven, I decided to use the old parchment paper/foil trick! Similar to my baked salmon recipe, I “steam” this dish by wrapping everything in foil packets and baking it in the oven. It’s a quick and healthy way to cook fish, while leaving for a fast and easy cleanup! (Simply throw away the foil and you’re done! No need to wash the pan since it was lined with foil.) I love how all the juices stay in the foil packets, keeping the fish moist. Best of all, you have a wonderful sauce to drizzle over a side of jasmine rice or soba noodles. Yummmm!  Continue reading

Ginger Chicken Salad

For all my foodies out there that love Hainanese Chicken, THIS is the salad for you! And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you definitely need to keep reading ;). I’ve taken the the two things we love most about this dish (the ginger sauce and moist chicken) and put them into a healthier version. You’re probably thinking, “Salad, for dinner??” But I promise this salad will leave you feeling satisfied. It has just the right balance between bright and intense flavors, and the protein from the chicken will keep you full longer. Best of all, it is SO easy and simple to make. The traditional version of this dish requires boiling a whole chicken, while this recipe only uses chicken breasts. The fresh ginger, lime juice, and chili sauce make this refreshing salad perfect for any summer meal! Continue reading