Chinese Chicken Dumpling


March 10th, 2020

Chinese chicken dumpling AKA the potsticker. A flavorful filling of chicken and cilantro stem that lend a robust flavor along with the traditional ginger and soy sauce. Not only is the filling delicious the dough is just a perfect texture and chew you'll only find in homemade dough. Don't be intimidated by the dough, it is not difficult to make, just takes a bit of muscle to knead. I will use the metric system for the chicken and dry ingredients for more accurate measurements. If you don't have a scale there are metric conversions online that are helpful.

Chinese Egg Roll


November 22nd, 2019

The Chinese have been well known for their egg rolls over the years. However, these egg rolls are special. My son-in-laws family fled China in the late 30's because of WW2 when the Japanese invaded. They fled to the Philippines and shortly after the Japanese invaded that country also. Melvin's family feared persecution and annihilation so they moved to the mountains where they lived for many years. In the 70's his parents moved to the U.S.A and this is were Melvin was born. So what makes these egg rolls different? It is the wrapper, which is very similar to the...
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Homemade Ramen Noodles


October 18th, 2019

Did you ever think you could make Homemade Ramen Noodles? Remember those days in the college dorm?  Boiling a package of dried ramen noodles and adding the powder flavoring they called broth? It was adequate in your younger days, when flavor was not your primary concern, just sustenance. Now we're all grown up and want a more sophisticated broth and noodle. Culinary Immigration is where you'll get the knowhow to making your own Homemade Ramen Noodles and broth that will rival the local Japanese restaurant. You'll want to get the family in on all the fun making the noodles. You...
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Stiff Sourdough Starter Recipe


October 10th, 2019

You say you can't get your sourdough loaf to rise properly. Well I have the solution, stiff sourdough starter. Use the sourdough starter in the no-knead or traditional process. I have included a recipe which takes more time then the no-knead, but it is virtually a no-knead bread. Treat yourself and your family to this beautiful boule. Perfect for entertaining and if it drys out use it for toast the next day. Delicious with slices of avocado and olive oil. For a healthy breakfast and quick snack.    
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Savory Galette


September 16th, 2019

The French savory galette is one of my favorite and a fast way of making a pie. Wether it is savory or sweet the process is the same. Roll the dough in a circle and fill with desired filling, fold edges into the center and bake. Couldn't be any easier, right? This recipe has a squash filling, however you can change it to anything you like. Try a zucchini, eggplant or for a sweet version apples and berries go well with this dough, just add 1/2 teaspoon sugar to the dough when making it into a sweet galette.