Here is a very simple, very tasty weeknight dish. So simple, in fact, that we thought it was only going to be dinner, not a post. But as it baked in the oven, the aroma filling
the kitchen told us we should photograph it, just in case.
go-to-the-recipeThis dish is also so simple that is has no cool back story to share here. It is, however, an example of the value of a well-stocked pantry/fridge. In this case,
we’re talking about a handful of key Asian ingredients, three readily available in many supermarkets—soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil—and one a little more
esoteric: Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp.
Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili CrispThis ingredient has quite the back story, which we shared in our “Old Godmother” Spicy Potatoes and Pork post. You’ll find Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili
Crisp in some Asian markets and on Amazon—and once you do, you’ll always keep it in stock.
Start with the four aforementioned Asian pantry/fridge ingredients, add in some fresh ginger, which we try to keep around, and some sugar, and you’ve got a quick, amazing
sauce. And this delicious dinner.