Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Weekend Wokking : Apples Roundup

With apple as the ingredient for this month's Weekend Wokking, I expecting to receive many sweet recipes. I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of savory dishes using apples.

The first was Green Tea Noodle Soup with Apples by Dancing Kitchen. Green Tea buckwheat noodles was combined with the mild taste of apples. If you can find the noodles, it's an interesting dish worth trying!!

Wandering Chopsticks, creator of Weekend Wokking, was inspired by Bon Marche Bistro/B Village Cuisine to make Fried Rice with Apples and Cubed Beef. A unique and delicious one skillet/ wok dish using leftover rice, scrambled eggs, apples, beef and soy sauce!

Eat!Travel!Eat! prepared a yummy Apple Curry Chicken with Vermont Curry Roux as base. It had a very mild, spicy and slightly sweet flavor. Adding bell pepper will result in a curry reminiscent of what is offered in most Hong Kong Cafes.

The last savory dish was from Natasha. One of the dishes for Thanksgiving dinner 5-Star Foodie created was Savory Apples Au Gratin. The superb combination of apples with melted Gruyere and Emmentaler chesses was incredible and became the favorite dish of the night. I can't wait to try this for myself!

Now for the sweet dishes:

Javaholic made Indonesian Spiced Apple Caramel Bars with coconut milk in lieu of whipped cream and macadamia nuts for a tropical flavor. Yum! Yum! It's very sweet, tasty and a sure hit with kids!

Erbeincucina prepared a Spiced Apple Sauce with sugar, star anise and pepper to pair with meat or savory pancakes.

I created Apple Mac N' Cheese Fruit Salad, a light fruit salad made of apples, kiwi and strawberries with wacky pasta and a honey lime dressing. You can add whatever other fruit you may prefer such as mandarin oranges, nectarines, mangoes, or whatever is in season!

This month's WW dishes were superb! Thanks to everyone who participated.

January's Weekend Wokking will be hosted by Marija of Palachinka. Please send entries by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 3 to palachinkablog@gmail.com. Roundup will be on Wednesday, January 6. The secret ingredient is: tamarind.


sijeleng said...

Great roundup! It's nice to see so many savory dishes with apples. Thanks again for hosting. And I like your choice of tamarind for next month!

radha said...

Hi Momgateway, thank you for this great roundup. haldi = curcuma,yellow powder slightly spicy to be used in very moderate quantities. great antibacterial qualities. can be found at supermarket in teh spice section and in every indian or oriental (not chinese actually)foodshop ;-)

Anonymous said...

Great dishes! I love both savory and sweet creations!

Meal Makeover Mom Janice said...

So many yummy recipes! I don't know where to start... the apple curry recipe does sound delightful. Great website!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love Asian cooking and all of these look like recipes i would want to try!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Excellent summary of delicious recipes for a glorious fruit: the apple :)



Wandering Chopsticks said...

I'm surprised there were so many savory dishes with apples. Thanks so much for hosting Weekend Wokking!