Friday, March 07, 2014

Chinese Brothers

Is it really cooking if you use a prepared sauce?

I actually think I could make a better tasting sauce for General Tso's chicken.  I just need to figure it out.

But I had the chicken and broccoli, and I really fought the urge to make the pasta dish I like so much.

We also had the Gen. Tso's sauce, but of course, I can't leave well enough alone - can I?

I cooked the chicken in a little bit of sesame oil and garlic instead of olive or vegetable oil. I didn't use a lot because I didn't want to overpower with that flavour and I wasn't quite sure how it would mix

I then sauteed the broccoli (in olive oil), but near the end, I put about a tablespoon of soy sauce (low sodium, of course) in, just to provide more flavour (a definite win!).

After that, I just combined the meat and veggies together and added the bottled sauce.

It all tasted pretty good - but I think I could do better on my own, given the time.

Some chopped scallions and toasted sesame seeds on top

It actually looked more appetizing too. I swear it's the lighting and my photography with iPhone 5.

Still, it's just enough to give me the confidence to make it all from scratch next time.

Song by: R.E.M. 

1 comment:

anne marie in philly said...

I'll be right over for dinner!