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      MOO SHU PORK

      Prep Time: 20 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Serves: 4

      Ingredients:

      2 large eggs

      1-1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt, divided

      1/2 lb. boneless pork chops or pork tenderloin, cut into match-stick-

      size pieces

      2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

      1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

      1 bag (16 oz.) coleslaw mix

      1/2 cup Teriyaki Marinade With Pineapple Juice

      2 Tbsp. chicken broth or water

      8 (6-in.) fajita size flour tortillas, heated according to package

      directions

      Directions:

      1. In small bowl, mix eggs with 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt; set aside.

      In medium bowl, toss pork with remaining 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt; set

      aside.

      2. In deep 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high

      heat and cook egg mixture. With spatula, lift set edges of egg

      mixture, tilting pan to allow uncooked mixture to flow to bottom.

      When egg mixture is set, remove and chop into small pieces; set

      aside.

      3. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil and cook pork,

      stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until pork is done. Add green

      onions and coleslaw mix and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or

      until vegetables are tender. Stir in egg mixture, Teriyaki Marinade

      With Pineapple Juice and broth; cook 2 minutes. Serve with tortillas

      and, if desired, additional Marinade.

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      PINEAPPLE SHRIMP FRIED RICE

      Prep Time: 10 minutes

      Cook Time: 15 minutes

      Ingredients:

      2 large eggs

      1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt, divided

      2 Tbsp. Olive Oil, divided

      1/2 lb. uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

      1 medium onion, chopped

      1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks in natural juice, drained

      1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed

      2 cups basmati rice, prepared according to package directions

      1/2 cup Teriyaki Marinade With Pineapple Juice

      Directions:

      1. In small bowl, beat eggs with 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt; set aside.

      2. In deep 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon Olive Oil over

      medium-high heat and cook egg mixture. With spatula, lift set edges

      of omelet, tilting pan to allow uncooked mixture to flow to bottom.

      When egg mixture is set, remove and chop into small pieces; set

      aside.

      3. In same skillet, cook shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon Garlic

      Salt, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.

      Remove shrimp and set aside.

      4. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon Olive Oil and cook

      onion, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in

      pineapple and peas and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, 2

      minutes. Stir in hot rice, egg mixture, shrimp and Teriyaki Marinade

      With Pineapple Juice; heat through. Garnish, if desired, with chopped

      fresh cilantro.

      .

      PORK TERIYAKI STIR-FRY

      Prep Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Serves: 4

      Ingredients:

      1/2 cup Teriyaki Marinade With Pineapple Juice

      1- lb. pork tenderloin or boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut

      into thin strips

      2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

      1 large onion, cut into wedges

      6 cups assorted cut-up fresh vegetables (red, green and/or yellow

      bell peppers, green beans and/or mushrooms)

      Directions:

      1. In large resealable plastic bag, pour Teriyaki Marinade With

      Pineapple Juice over pork; turn to coat. Close bag and marinate in

      refrigerator 30 minutes.

      2. Remove pork from Marinade, discarding Marinade. In 12-inch

      nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat and

      cook onion and vegetables, stirring frequently, 6 minutes or until

      crisp tender; remove and set aside.

      3. In same skillet, heat remaining oil and cook pork, stirring

      frequently, 4 minutes or until done. Return vegetables to skillet and

      heat through. Serve, if desired, with hot cooked rice.

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      SESAME GINGER SALMON WITH VEGETABLES

      Prep Time: 10 minutes

      Marinate Time: 30 minutes

      Cook Time: 15 minutes

      Serves: 4

      Ingredients:

      1/4 cup PLUS

      2 Tbsp. Sesame Ginger Marinade With Mandarin Orange Juice

      1 Tbsp. lemon juice

      4 salmon fillets (about 1 lb.)

      3 tsp. Olive Oil

      1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, sliced

      1 cup snow peas

      1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

      1 green onion, sliced diagonally

      Directions:

      1. In large, shallow nonaluminum baking dish or plastic bag, pour 1/4

      cup Sesame Ginger Marinade With Mandarin Orange Juice blended with

      lemon juice over salmon. Cover, or close bag, and marinate in

      refrigerator 30 minutes.

      2. Remove salmon from marinade, discarding marinade. In 12-inch

      nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons Olive Oil over medium-high heat

      and cook salmon, turning once, 8 minutes or until fish flakes with a

      fork. Remove salmon to serving platter and keep warm.

      3. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 teaspoon Olive Oil over medium-

      high heat and cook red pepper, snow peas and remaining 2 tablespoons

      Marinade, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook,

      stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-

      tender. To serve, top salmon with vegetable mixture, then sprinkle

      with green onion.

      .

      Chinese cooking at home

      Chinese vegetable stir-fry is a healthy and easy dish to prepare at

      home. You can buy pre-cut frozen vegetables at the grocery store, or

      fresh ingredients like broccoli, snow peas, green beans, mushrooms

      and carrots. Traditional Chinese cuisine includes vegetarian stir-fry

      but also a variety of meat including chicken, pork, beef and shrimp.

      Vegetable tips

      Vegetables such as carrots take longer to cook than softer vegetables

      like green beans. A variety of colors and flavors are central to

      Chinese cooking, so you want your vegetables to retain their color,

      flavor, and texture but still be cooked properly. If you’re cooking

      with carrots, radishes, daikon (a large radish), or ginger root,

      slice them thinly so they cook quickly.

      Stir-Fry like a pro

      To stir fry, you’ll need a wok or a deep round-bottomed pan. You can

      use an ordinary skillet but make sure not to overcrowd the pan, as

      the vegetables may not cook evenly. Use just enough oil to coat the

      bottom of the pan when you swirl the oil around. Usually one or two

      tablespoons of olive, corn, vegetable or peanut oil, and/or a

      teaspoon of sesame oil, make enough for one to six people.

      All about rice

      Stir-fry is often served with rice. Most supermarkets sell rice in

      small bags and boxes, with cooking instructions on the package. Some

      white rice is pre-peeled with a chemical wash that you will need to

      rinse off. Most common brands will not need washing but if you

      purchase an economy bag from an Asian market, you may need to wash

      the rice.

      Add rice to water, usually about twice the volume of water for the

      amount of rice you’re cooking. Bring to a boil, cover, and leave on

      low heat until done. Knowing when rice is done is a common challenge

      for the home cook. Natural brown rice usually takes 40-60 minutes to

      cook, and has a healthy, nutty flavor of its own. White rice usually

      takes 20 minutes and can dissolve into a pasty, starchy mush if

      overcooked. You can also buy individual serving packets of precooked

      rice that take only 5-10 minutes to prepare.

      Noodles, anyone?

      Noodles are an alternative to rice. In many take-out Chinese

      restaurants, noodles are made from refined wheat flour. At home,

      experiment with whole wheat, buckwheat, rice-flour, bean thread, egg

      or cellophane noodles.

      Don’t forget the sauce

      Traditional Chinese sauces are more complex than simple soy sauce.

      The Chinese like to prepare sauces by fermenting fish, which is not

      as popular in America. There are many ready-made sauces available

      that accommodate the Western palate, including sweet-and-sour sauce,

      duck sauce, teriyaki sauce, Szechwan hot-pepper sauce, peanut sauce,

      hoisin sauce and many other types of sauces available in the Asian

      foods aisle. You also can use marinades, like Teriyaki Marinade, to

      make your own sauces at home.

      Experiment and enjoy

      Exploring other cultures through cuisine is a great way to expand

      your dinner menu. Experiment with ingredients and flavor combinations

      to personalize each dish. Don’t worry about sticking with tradition—

      have fun!

      Tip: When making stir-fry, cook the toughest and thickest vegetables

      first (carrots, broccoli & cabbage). Once these are soft, add the

      more delicate veggies (bok choy, snow peas & bean sprouts).

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