When it comes to dinner on a weeknight, I often have about 10 different ideas in my head at a given time. Should I roast a chicken or make a quick pasta? A tried-and-true recipe like fried rice or go for something I just bookmarked on Pinterest? Vegetarian or an all-out pork fest? Usually my choices are so wildly different, and all over the place, that even I baffle myself.
Cursed with the paradox of choice, I'd sometimes take so long to make a decision about what to cook that I'm too hungry to start cooking. Or the supermarkets are close by the time I finally settle on something to make. So I just end up ordering takeout. (Yes, cookbook authors do resort to takeout semi-regularly. At least this one does.)
Fortunately, a few months ago I started a partnership with Soy Vay® and currently have a pantry stocked full of their sauces, so this weeknight dilemma has been occurring less and less. After I made this Garlic Beef and Asparagus Stir-fry last month, their Hoisin Garlic Sauce and Marinade has been on heavy rotation in my kitchen. I'd use it for stir-frying tofu, noodles, shrimp, and chicken. Especially chicken.Read More