Gluten Free Siu Mai – Shaomai – Shumai – Opened Asian Dumplings

Gluten Free Siu Mai - Shaomai – Shumai – Opened Dumplings

Using shrimp, pork, and/or beef, you can make these gluten free siu mai,  open-top dumplings. Called shaomai in Japan and siomai in the Philippines with slight variations, they are often served at dim sum (Chinese-style brunches where they serve several small appetizers).  Elsewhere, they are served as appetizers as well as meals. I provide you with filling recipes for Hothot Shaomai, a beef (or minced mutton (sheep), ginger, and scallion filling as well as shrimp and pork shumai. You can even use pork, chicken, and vegetables. You decide! Continue reading “Gluten Free Siu Mai – Shaomai – Shumai – Opened Asian Dumplings”

Gluten Free Asian Rice Wraps

Gluten Free Rice Wraps

When a lettuce wrap is not substantial enough, whip up these easy to make Asian rice wraps! They are free of gluten, fat, soy, dairy, corn, potato, eggs, gums, nuts, yeast, and more! Make them low-sodium or sodium-free, if desired. Serve them filled with chicken mixed with Sweet Red Chili Sauce, Chicken Fried Rice mixed with Sweet Red Chili Sauce (as pictured), or my favorite, Chinese Chilled Chicken. Using very few ingredients you can whip these up and they only take a couple of minutes to cook. Continue reading “Gluten Free Asian Rice Wraps”

Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Turkey, Chicken, Lamb, or Vegetable

Gluten Free Turkey, Chicken, or Lamb Egg Rolls

As I announced in my newsletter yesterday, I was about to make my gluten free egg rolls recipe using leftover turkey. Well, one of my ingredients that I use for the outer crust wasn’t fresh. So, I had to use an alternative that worked better than the original ingredient. I just had to share this new recipe! It’s so simple to fill these gluten free egg rolls with any leftover cooked meat. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Egg Rolls with Turkey, Chicken, Lamb, or Vegetable”

Gluten Free Matcha Banana Cake

Gluten Free Matcha Banana Layer Cake

A lightly sweetened, fluffy, and spongy banana cake, with a texture between banana bread and cake. Need a caffeine boost that is healthier than coffee? Matcha may be your answer. Matcha is a powdered green tea from Asia that is full of anti-oxidants, makes a wonderful detoxifier, boosts memory, and keeps you calm, yet alert. See more benefits here. Meanwhile, you’ll love this cake! Fill it with cream cheese frosting or whipped cream. You can even serve it with whipped coconut cream from the chilled cans of coconut milk (with or without added sweetener), or serve it plain. It’s great in the morning or late afternoon for a pick-me-up! Continue reading “Gluten Free Matcha Banana Cake”

Crispy Gluten Free Chow Mein Noodles Recipe (Spicy Options)

Crispy Gluten Free Chow Mein Noodles - Homemade

Do you miss those crispy noodles you used to place on top of chow mein? I am often asked for a recipe for these and usually refer everyone to the batter that Gluten Free Chef Rob uses for his crispy onion rings, minus a few seasonings. However, I thought it was time to publish an authentic-style recipe using homemade chow mein dough. I hope you enjoy these crispy, gluten free chow mein noodles. They go well with many of these Gluten Free Asian Recipes or many other gluten free recipes. We sure did!  Continue reading “Crispy Gluten Free Chow Mein Noodles Recipe (Spicy Options)”

Gluten Free Dumplings (Shaomai)

Gluten Free Asian Dumplings

Shaomai (pronunciation here) are Asian dumplings filled with shrimp and pork cooked in a bamboo steamer or other makeshift steamer). They are similar to potstickers, but the filling is different and they stand erect and are not completely sealed. In this version, the dumplings are only steamed, not fried and steamed as I instruct in my potstickers recipe. However, both may be just steamed. The Shaomai is simply delicious and may be served to all of your guests. Continue reading “Gluten Free Dumplings (Shaomai)”