I am going to start off by saying that this is the BEST quinoa I have EVER made. And just incase you don’t read any healthy living blogs, quinoa is basically the best grain (grain-like) ever and packed with crazy amounts of protein.
I followed this vlog for the quinoa recipe. But I made my own “dressing” for the salsa.
Quinoa Salsa Dressing:
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/4 tsp all purpose seasoning
- black beans
- green bell pepper
- jalapeño pepper
- red bell pepper
- red onion
- lime juice
I had the salsa for dinner on both Wednesday and Thursday. Even my parents loved the salsa for dinner (they have never been this excited when I cook)!
On Thursday I was invited to visit Double Dragon to taste some authentic recipes from Shanghai.
First up was the Crispy Beef Szechuan Style. The beef was very crispy with a lot of flavor and not dry at all.
Next up was my favorite dish, Crisp Honey Shrimp! The chef’s sauce was sweet and creamy. I totally need to learn how to make this.
The next dish I got to try was called Double Dragon Egg with Pepper (I helped come up with the name).
Have you ever had a entire fried egg? The outside was nice and crispy and the inside of the egg was perfectly cooked without being too dried out! The peppers were not super spicy and they tasted sweet as well.
For dessert I got to try the Shanghai 8 Treasure Rice Pudding, I was happy that the rice pudding tasted very similar to the Indian version of rice pudding even though they look very different and don’t have similar ingredients.
Overall the Szechuan style of food was very different from the Hunan style found in most Chinese restaurants and I am glad I got to have the opportunity to try the different items!
Thank You Double Dragon!
What is your favorite way to eat/prepare quinoa?