Bread Butter Crisp
Air-Fried Sweet Potatoes
Air-Fried, Twice Cooked Potatoes
Air Fried Bean Curd Sheet with Vegetables
This is a very simple and yet fulfilling Asian inspired dish using air fried bean curd sheet, a great alternative for substituting meat.
– Where can you find bean curd sheet?
Since we moved, every time I go visit my mom I have to stop by an Asian grocery store and stock up with lots of fresh vegetables, refrigerated and frozen food. It is true that we have Asian market in the area, but I always feel that it is not as abundant and fresh as in the areas where are more populated by Asians, supply and demand…
One of my favorite item is the fresh bean curd sheet, which is found in the refrigerator section…I discovered that it can perish fast and a great way to preserve is by using the air fryer. Once the bean curd sheets are “baked” in the air fryer and the moist removed it can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for much longer time.
The bean curd sheet is so Asian, what I mean without any discrimination is that you need to acquire the taste for it…and I was so surprised that my husband really enjoys it…the texture is very different from the regular tofu, and I am not talking about soft, regular or firm…the bean curd sheet is somehow stretchy, slightly chewy and can absorb a lot of flavor.
I hope you get a chance to try it…you will find it very different and interesting.
– Let’s start cooking…
1 package fresh bean curd sheet
1 inch fresh ginger cut into thin strips
2 cups water
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Red pepper flakes to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Pat dry the bean curd sheet and cut into 1 inch wide. Randomly separate the layers and place in the 325-350F preheated air fryer for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the bean curd sheets are golden brown and crispy. Shake the basket every so often to prevent the sheets from sticking together.
Once the bean curd sheets are ready, remove from the air fryer and set aside. Place all the other ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to boil then add the air fried bean curd sheet. Bring to boil and turn the heat to simmer.
As the air fried bean curd sheets absorb the sauce it will shrink. Simmer for about 15 minutes, if needed add more water, salt and pepper.
Remove from the heat.
At this point, it can be served as it is or added to any stir-fry vegetable.
– More recipes with soybean curd?
Yes, if you enjoy this simple and easy vegetarian item, you might want to take a look at Tofu Fa recipe which is a dessert made with soft bean curd.
Did you know that bean curd sheet is a film form from boiling soy milk? The film is similar to the film formed when boiling milk. The soy milk film is then accumulated and dried acquiring a yellowish color, unlike the soy milk. Bean curd sheet is also called bean curd skin or tofu skin.
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Air Fried Sweet Mini Peppers with Onion and Zucchini
This is one of my favorite method to “roast” sweet mini peppers. It is super easy and fast…it’s lightly caramelized and perfect on bread, crackers or salad.
I love the colors of the sweet pepper, so summery and refreshing. Many times we just eat them raw…crunchy and sweet, but sometimes I like to enhance the sweetness of the peppers by roasting…
I used to roast mini peppers in the oven…but since I got the air-fryer, this is my preferred way to “roast” almost anything…I love how even and caramelized the sweet peppers turned out in the air-fryer. All the excess liquid, either from the washing or the pepper itself just drains out of the basket.
This recipe is very versatile, you can air-fry only the mini peppers or mix and match it with all kind of vegetables, I decided to go with zucchini and onion as I had them handy, but feel free to use whatever vegetable you have available such as carrots, eggplant, yellow squash…
Once the vegetables are air fried and seasoned you can keep them in the refrigerator for a few days and serve cold, which I love during warm weather.
1 lb sweet pepper
1 medium size onion
Balsamic Vinegar to taste
Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
Preheat air fryer to 400F.
Wash and slice in half the sweet peppers and remove the seed. Slice the zucchini and the onion.
In a large bowl place the sweet mini peppers and drizzle with olive oil.
Carefully place the sweet peppers in the air fryer basket and let is cook for approximately 15 minutes. Make sure to shake the basket in between. Remove from the basket and place in a large bowl.
Do the same with the onion and zucchini. Once the onion and zucchini are done place them together with the sweet peppers.
Add salt and pepper and drizzle balsamic vinegar to taste. Toss gently.
Serve warm or cold.
I hope you enjoy this simple method of roasting mini sweet peppers…for more air-fryer recipes, please check HERE.
Did you know that peppers contain large amount of antioxidants such as lycopene, beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin? These carotenoids are important, especially for the eyes.
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Air Fried Shrimp over Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Have you ever tried cooking shrimp using an air fryer? Well, this is a super simple way to have your shrimp cooked fast and without fuss…and it is delicious topped on zucchini noodles tossed with pesto sauce.
It has been a long time since I last posted a recipe or anything…I had a long break and during this time so much had happened, some good and some not so good…I should start with the “not so good” one…
When I decided to come back blogging I encountered a major mess on the website as we had some glitch on the hosting/server system and all the posts and pages got lost and the comments nowhere to be found. I am still working on retrieving the posts, one by one… and updating as much as I can. I almost gave up on blogging but decided to rebuild and take it slowly…without any pressure and revisiting the old posts, it was like looking at old photo albums…now the comments are totally gone, and I am very sadden by it as lots of great memories were in it, all the people I met and visited…
Now, the good news…we move to a new house…after searching for our forever home for almost two years we finally move into our dream home where we plan to retire. It was a lot of work moving and redecorating the house. Fast forward 3 months…we finally have it the way we like and start to really enjoy the new neighborhood and all the amenities that the city offer.
With all that said, I am still in the process of coming back, gathering my thoughts together but decided to say “HELLO” and post a simple recipe…using my air fryer which I am still in love with. Confession…I cheated on the pesto sauce and used the one from Trader Joe’s….
So here we go…
- ½ lb shrimp, clean and deveined
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 large zucchini, spiralized
- Pesto sauce, store bought or homemade.
Preheat the air fryer according to the manufacture’s instruction at 350F.
In a medium bowl, place the shrimps, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss gently and place in the air fryer basket. Cook for approximately 7 minutes, make sure to “shake” the basket once in between cooking time.
While the shrimps are in the air fryer, blanch the spiralized zucchini. Drain well and set aside.
To serve, toss pesto sauce to the blanched zucchini and top with the air fried shrimps. Serve hot.
I hope you enjoy this simple and easy recipe using air fryer you might want to take a looks at recipes using air fryer from my Recipe Box.
Did you know that shrimp is low in calories and contain many nutrients and vitamins? In spite of the healthy content in shrimp, we need to be aware that shrimp has high sodium and cholesterol, therefore should be eaten in moderation, especially is you have high blood pressure and heart condition.
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Air Fried Chicken Wings
Simple Air-Fried Curry Cauliflower
This simple and tasty cauliflower can be made by simply combining a bit of curry and after a few minutes in the air-fryer you will have a super healthy side dish.
Here I am again with another recipe using the air-fryer…I must confess that this is one of the most used gadget in my kitchen and I regret not getting it earlier…I have been experimenting with all kind of food, and so far I am pretty content with the results, especially that so little oil is needed if any in order to accomplish flavorful dishes. Moreover, it is so easy to clean…which is a very important element when it comes to everyday cooking…with no more words, I will go ahead with this week recipe.
- 1 head of cauliflower cut into small florets, about ¾ in.
- 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the air fryer to 350°F
In a bowl, toss together the cauliflower, olive oil, curry powder, salt and pepper.
Place the cauliflower in the fry basket and insert into the air fryer. Cook until the cauliflower is lightly browned, about 6 to 7 minutes, gently shake the basket halfway through roasting.
Transfer the cauliflower to a bowl and serve hot/warm.
I hope you enjoy this simple, healthy and easy recipe for cauliflower using air-fryer.
Did you know that cauliflower is from the Brassicaceae family? The same family from broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale and collard green.