Spicy Thai Basil Chicken — DEEELICIOUS


  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or as needed
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced Thai chilies, Serrano, or other hot pepper
  • 1 cup very thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice


Whisk chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, white sugar, and brown sugar together in a bowl until well blended.

Heat large skillet over high heat. Drizzle in oil. Add chicken and stir fry until it loses its raw color, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in shallots, garlic, and sliced chilies. Continue cooking on high heat until some of the juices start to caramelize in the bottom of the pan, about 2 or 3 more minutes. Add about a tablespoon of the sauce mixture to the skillet; cook and stir until sauce begins to caramelize, about 1 minute.

Pour in the rest of the sauce. Cook and stir until sauce has deglazed the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook until sauce glazes onto the meat, 1 or 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in basil. Cook and stir until basil is wilted, about 20 seconds. Serve with rice.

Arlene’s Salmon Pasta

Preheat the over to 400.

* 2/3 pound salmon
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons sherry
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 shallot, diced
* 3 tablespoons ginger, grated
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil
* 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
* 1/2 pound pasta, cooked

# Combine the soy sauce and sherry. Spray a piece of foil with PAM and place the salmon on it. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of the mixture on to the salmon. Crimp the foil, and place in the oven for 12 minutes.
# In a saute pan over medium heat, saute the shallot, garlic and ginger in vegetable oil for 2 minutes. Add the sesame oil and the soy sauce mixure and bring to a boil. Stir in the cilantro and remove from heat.
# Serve salmon over pasta with the soy sauce mixture.

Thad’s Martha’s Vineyard Tuna


* 2 pounds tuna
* 10 ounce bottle soy sauce
* 2-3 tablespoons ginger, minced
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 tablespoon wasabi powder


In a large ziploc bag, mix soy sauce, ginger, garlic and wasabi. Place the tuna in the bag, seal and refrigerate for several hours.

Remove from marinade and barbeque tuna for 4 minutes a side.

Spicy Chicken and Basil Stir Fry


* 6 tablespoons chicken broth
* 2 tablespoons teryaki sauce
* 2 teaspoons brown sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
* 1 or 2 thai or jalapeno chilies, cut into small rounds
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
* 3/4 cup fresh basil, sliced
* 3 green onions, cut into 3 inch pieces


In a medium bowl, whisk together chicken broth, teryaki sauce and brown sugar. Add cornstarch and whisk until corn starch and sugar are dissolved. Set aside.

Cut chicken breasts into one inch cubes.

In a saute pan on medium-high heat, saute bell pepper in vegetable oil for 1 minute. Add chili to taste and garlic, saute for 1 minute. Add chicken pieces, saute until cooked through. Stir in basil and green onions, saute for 1 minute until onions are barely wilted. Whisk sauce mixture and pour into pan. Cook just until liquid comes to a boil. Serve with rice.

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Sichuan-Style Chicken With Peanuts


* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons sake
* 1 teaspoon cornstarch
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil
* 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces

* 1/2 cup chicken broth
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons sake
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
* 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Stir Fry
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons green onions, minced
* 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
* 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
* 1 tablespoon chile paste with garlic
* 1 1/2 cups water chestnuts, drained and sliced
* 1 cup green onion tops, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
* 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts
* 6 cups cooked rice


Combine marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken mixture and stir fry for 4 minutes, or until the chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan.

Combine sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in pan. Add the minced green onions, ginger, garlic and chili paste; stir fry for 15 seconds. Add sauce mixture and cook for 1 minute until thick. Stir in cooked chicken, water chestnuts, green onion tops and peanuts. Cook 1 minute or until heated. Serve with rice.

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Cara’s Schezuan Salmon


* 1/2 cup soy sauce
* 1/2 cup sake
* 1/4 cup green onion, diced
* 1/4 cup scallions, diced
* 1 pound salmon


Combine all ingredients in a gallon ziplock bag and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove salmon from the bag, and cook in a saute pan over medium high heat for about 6 minutes a side.