My obsession with Iron Chef has only gained steam over the past few weeks. Re-watching all the episodes (and discovering many we'd never seen) has definitely had an influence on my cooking recently.
After watching many Iron Chef episodes we watched a great battle with the theme ingredient of Chinese Cabbage. I became quite fond of Chen Kenichi's technique for making fried rice and decided to emulate it.
It's very simple: a little sesame oil, shredded cabbage, cooked rice, egg, and soy sauce. I used very little soy sauce (much like Iron Chef Chinese) but also added some thinly sliced carrots, mostly because there were some extras in the fridge. I had leftover coconut rice from my boring stir fry so that was a little nonstandard but it worked out pretty well.
It was a great dinner after all day in the cold but we capped it off with some Aztec cocoa from McTwigan Spices which was seasoned with cinnamon and chilies. I hadn't actually realized the seasoning before I added a little Amaretto to Jen's and a little Frangelico to mine. I topped them both with some whipped cream which had held up in the fridge admirably since Canadian Thanksgiving. Combined with the spices I wound up sweating by the end of my cup.
It was thick enough to be eaten with a fork so I may ignore the directions next time and add twice as much milk.
Like so many people I'd love to blame going to bed at 9:15 PM as having to do with Daylight Savings Time. But who am I kidding? I'd totally go to bed at 9:15 PM at any day of the year.
Any day of the year that was awesome!
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