Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2013 6:34 PM
Subject: Asian Hoisin Chicken
I have a slight dilemma. I checked out a cookbook from my local library called "Keep It Simple" by Marian Burros
and I saved a couple of recipes from it that my husband really enjoyed. It ends up that I forgot to get his favorite -
it was a chicken recipe with ginger, garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and maybe bell peppers. I know it had hoisin
sauce because I had to buy it specifically for the recipe. I looked at the online library catalog for the cookbook
again and they don't have it anymore! It's been probably 6 months since I first checked it out. I've been searching
online for recipes with ginger, garlic, and hoisin sauce but they're not what I remember (and most have cashews when
I don't remember having those at all). It's the only recipe that I want from the cookbook, so I think it would be
a waste to buy the book online. I want to say the title of the recipe was something like "Asian Hoisin Chicken" but
I honestly don't remember.
Thank you for your help!
I had no success finding Marian Burros’ hoisin chicken recipe online, and we don’t have the cookbook.
All I can do is post your request in the hope that a reader will respond. It will be a month before it appears.
You can buy a used copy of that cookbook for as little as one cent plus shipping on Amazon. See:
Keep it Simple by Marian Burros
I have two Marian Burros that may work. Timm in Oregon
Marian Burros, a New York Times columnist, submitted this recipe on January 5, 1994
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
4 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons ketchup
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast
If using a broiler, turn it on.
Mince garlic and combine in small bowl with hoisin sauce, sherry and ketchup.
Wash and dry chicken and add to the marinade, turning to coat well.
Prepare top of the stove grill, if using one. Grill or broil chicken,
turning once or twice and basting with marinade, for about 10 minutes.
Slice on the diagonal, and serve.
Marian Burros submitted this recipe in December, 1994
Chinese Carryout Noodles
8 ounces fresh angel hair pasta
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 teaspoon Oriental sesame oil
1 cup onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon coarse-grated gingerroot
2 large stalks bok choy (or 1 rib celery), chopped
1/4 cup no-salt-added chicken stock
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1-1/2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 scallions, sliced
Bring water to boil in a covered pot for pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, heat canola and sesame oils over medium-high heat until
very hot. Add onions and garlic; saute in the oil until soft. Add chicken and cook until browned.
Add the ginger and bok choy to pan; stir. Add chicken stock, sherry, soy sauce and Hoisin sauce
to the chicken mixture. Stir well, reduce heat and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through.
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 9:58 PM
Subject: Trying to find out what a recipe is called
My friend who is of Spanish/Mexican heritage says that her mother made a turkey stuffing that only had 5 ingredients.
She is trying to find out what it's name is. Her mother used to make the stuffing when she was a child.
The ingredients are
She says there is nothing else. Do you know where this may have originated.
Sorry, I had no success locating a recipe, Mexican or otherwise, with exactly those ingredients and only those ingredients.
I have no idea of how you could find it with the information you have. If your friend can come up with more details, it might
point to a direction for research: more about her mother’s heritage – Is it for sure a Mexican recipe or just possibly?
What kind of “ground meat?” – that’s pretty vague - sausage? ground beef? ground pork? Is she absolutely certain that it only
had those 5 ingredients, or is that just a young child’s foggy memory? Does she have any relatives who might be able to tell
her more about it?
Folks, I think we're misunderstanding the request here. Sandra is looking for clues to the name and origin of a particular
stuffing recipe with only the 5 ingredients that she lists. The input I've received is appreciated, but we're not looking for
similar recipes with more ingredients than are listed and with no information as to the origin.
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 1:28 PM
I'm looking for a recipe for a wreath stollen published in Seventeen magazine many years ago. Can you help?
Sorry, I had no success with this. There are other wreath stollen recipes on the web.
There does not appear to be an online archive of recipes that appeared in Seventeen magazine.
I’ll post your request n the site, but it will be a month before it appears there.
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:16 PM
Subject: Magic Pan recipe
Thank you so much for your website. I have been looking and looking for some of the scrumptious recipes
that I tasted at the Magic Pan in Cleveland, Ohio. You have mastered some of these recipes for me on your
website, and am so grateful.
There was a salad dressing that I always ordered that had Parmesan cheese mixed in it. I thought it might
have been their thousand island or maybe a Parmesan dressing. It was the consistency of a ranch too.
I appreciate your help in located it.
Thank you so much for your efforts.
Sorry, I cannot find any mention at all of a salad dressing from Magic Pan that fits your description,
nor a MP thousand island dressing or parmesan dressing.