Well, we have never tried to re-create sushi at our house (we leave that to Billy and Ruth Poe - both a 1/4 Asian and amazing hosts!) but I have tried to cook a few Asian-inspired dishes. Unfortunately they mostly end up tasting like soy sauce or sesame oil, and not much like anything else. On quick & easy dinner nights I will pop some Aidell's Chicken Pineapple Teriyaki meatballs in the microwave, heat up some organic frozen broccoli and throw some jasmine rice in the rice cooker. So last night I did just that! Except I can't eat the delicious Chicken meatballs because they are not gluten free either.. soy sauce has WHEAT in it people! I had no fear though because I concocted a new Asian-inspired dish!
Earlier in the day I was looking up recipes that included: swiss chard + radishes. I found a great salad and adapted to my liking of what I had on hand. Here was the result:
1 small tilapia filet, pan seared (seasoned with salt + pepper)
1 bunch organic Swiss chard, chopped/torned
4-5 organic baby carrots, sliced
a handful of portabella mushrooms, sliced
a handful of radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tbsp. olive or grapeseed oil
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ginger
1 clove garlic, diced
salt + pepper to taste
Toss the above ingredients into a bowl and lightly drizzle homemade dressing on top! I put fish on top and cut it up too. The dressing was so good - I loved the paprika! Only remember that swiss chard is a very thick leafy green, so be prepared to do some major chewing. I had the organic broccoli and jasmine rice on the side. A new favorite Asian-inspired dish!