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Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Stomach Cold

Grilled Shrimp with a Chile Dressing Six Servings -2 lbs large shrimp (16-20 per lb), shelled and deveined (or tempeh if vegetarian) -6 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed -3 small, fresh red Thai chiles, ends trimmed, seeds removed, and cut into thin slices -1/4 cup rice wine or sake -1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil -6 skewers for grilling Chile Dressing: *3-4 small, fresh red Thai chiles or cherry peppers *1/2 cup clear rice vinegar *1/4 cup virgin olive oil *1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil *1/2 tsp salt […]

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Shrimp and Veggie Fettucini

Categories: Kidney Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Wood: Dusten Nelson Shrimp and Veggie Fettucini Servings: 1 large or 2 small Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time:10 minutes Ingredients: “Fettuccini” ½ cup carrot: detoxifying and tonify qi ¾ cup zucchini: supports yin and fluids ¾ cup broccoli stalk (imperfections trimmed) 1 cup mushrooms: support free coursing of liver qi 4 oz of cooked and peeled shrimp: salty to soften hardness Olive oil Sauce: minimal amount, more for flavor but the sauce tends to be balanced with the warming and moving nature of the nutmeg, pepper and onion matched against […]

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Jumbo Shrimp with Chive Butter

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity

Kidney Yang Xu JUMBO SHRIMP WITH CHIVE BUTTER Ingredients 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted 6 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 36 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, butterflied Whole chives Preparation Preheat broiler. Place mustard in bowl; whisk in lemon juice, then melted butter. Add chopped chives. Season with pepper. Arrange shrimp, cut side up, on broiler pan. Brush with some of butter mixture. Broil until just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Arrange on plates and garnish with whole chives. Serve, passing […]

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Simple Winter Melon Soup

Categories: Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao, Diabetes, Spleen Damp Heat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Simple Winter Melon Soup 2 to 3 servings 6 (5 ounces fresh, 1 ounce dried) fresh or dried shiitake mushrooms 1 (1-pound) wedge winter melon 3 cups chicken, bone, or vegetable stock 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, slivered into 1/16-inch slices 1/4 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined Salt, soy sauce, or sodium-reduced soy sauce (optional) 1-2 teaspoons dark sesame oil 1 medium-sized green onion, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces, roots and tough end discarded If you are using dried mushrooms, soak them in 1/2 cup of warm water for 20 minutes or […]

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Spring Roll Recipe with Ginger Peanut Dipping Sauce

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation

Jennifer Wade Spring 2010 Eastern Nutrition March 8, 2010 Spring Roll Recipe with Ginger Peanut Dipping Sauce 10 Rice spring roll wrappers 2.5 cups Rice vermicelli Lettuce Bunch of Cilantro Bunch of Basil 1 Cucumber 1 bunch green onion 20 Medium Shrimp or ½ pound of Tofu Sauce: 2 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tbsp. water 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 2 tsp. brown sugar ½ cup peanuts 2 tsp. lime juice 1 tbsp. tapioca starch 1 tsp. xanthum gum Pinch of stevia Spring Roll Preparation: Slice cucumber in […]

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Spring Seafood Stew

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Lung Fluid Xu, Lung Yin Vacuity, Shen Calming

Spring Seafood Stew Ingredients: 2 TBL. Olive Oil 1 lb. Of assorted fish, shrimp, sea scallops, & fish cut in 1-2 in. cubes 1 in. pc. Fresh ginger, peeled & minced 3 med. Size green onions, chopped into ¼ in. pcs., grouped in green & white parts ½ lb. Asparagus, cut into 1 in. pcs. 1 cup of white wine A pinch of sea salt 1 ½ TBL. Powdered kudzu (ge gen), arrowroot, cornstarch, or other thickener 3 TBL. Water Lemon wedges or lemon juice, opitional Directions: 1. Heat oil […]

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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Broccoli

Categories: Kidney Yang Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Shen Calming

ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH SHRIMP & BROCCOLI 8 1/4-inch medium shrimp 3 large garlic cloves 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper 6 tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons butter 1 bunch of broccoli, cut up 8 oz. whole wheat angel hair Marinade: Toss together: Shrimp, garlic, salt and pepper, 4 tablespoons olive oil. Marinate the shrimp for 3 hours in the refrigerator. After marinating, remove the garlic pieces. Add 3 tablespoons butter. Pasta: In a large saucepan, add broccoli and bring to a boil. Drain and return to saucepan; cover. Heat 2 […]

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Shrimp with Goji Berries and Asparagus

Categories: Asian, Kidney Yin Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Yin Vacuity, Seafood

Shrimp with Goji Berries and Asparagus 2 Tbsp goji berries 3 Tbsp rice wine 2 Tbsp sesame oil ½ piece ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 lb asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces 2 teaspoons thickener (cornstarch, kudzu, etc.) 1 ½ Tbsp water 1 Tbsp soy sauce Combine goji berries with the rice wine and marinate for 30 minutes. In a wok, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil over medium-high heat then add ginger and garlic to wok and cook for a minute. Add […]

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How to enjoy Hot Pot!

Categories: Asian, Cold, Cooking tips, Food Culture, Meat, Soup

Kitchen Window by Maureen Pao Friends, Family and a Feast: A Hot Pot How-To Maureen Pao, NPR Beef, mushrooms, tofu, spinach, cabbage and shrimp simmer in this Chinese hot pot. If you live in warmer climes, fear not. My hot pot-loving little sister, who lives with her family in Florida, simply cranks up the air-conditioning to enjoy huoguo year-round. About the Author Maureen Pao is an associate producer at, where she helps edit Kitchen Window. Listen her commentary on Chinese New Year and cooking for her parents. After cleaning […]

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