TV Dinner: Asian-inspired grilling

Updated: May. 29, 2019 at 5:57 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It's a pair of dishes that Chef Chris Manning says screams "spring."

The Asian Grill Marinade is good for grilled beef, chicken, or pork.

The Asian Cucumber Salad makes a nice side dish.

They're both simple recipes. You can see for yourself in the video.

Asian Grill Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemongrass
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (optional)

Mix all ingredients together. Use as marinade for chicken, beef, or pork. Serve over rice or noodles.

Asian Cucumber Salad

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño, minced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 pound cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound radishes, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • Salt & pepper

Put cilantro, jalapeño, scallions, cucumbers, and radishes in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour over vegetables and let chill a couple hours or overnight.

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