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Dinner Tonight: Steamed Salmon with Garlic and Ginger

Of all the cooking methods I use, steaming is probably close to the bottom of the list. Part of that is my fault; I don't usually get excited when I see "steaming" mentioned in recipes, correlating it unfairly with bland and boring. But bland and boring is about the last thing you'd say about this recipe from Andrea Nguyen's Into the Vietnamese Kitchen. The salmon fillets come out of the steamer juicy and coated in a flavorful sauce. More

Dinner Tonight: Fried Rice with Shrimp and Bacon

I have what could be called an infatuation with fried rice, but have never stopped and thought through every step until I came across this recipe from Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking. It's one of the most meticulous accounts of fried-rice-making I've ever seen. It features a marinade and a sauce, and a fairly complex set of instructions, which has you turning the heat up and down often. Luckily the results were worth all of the fussy instructions. More

Seriously Asian: Crab Two Ways

"When the cleaver enters the crab, its legs will flail wildly—fear not and press onwards." [Photographs: Chichi Wang] The crabs are in full force at Asian markets. Bins of blue claws rest beneath burlap covers, while the water tanks hold... More

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