Archive for September 2020

Watermelon Ice Pops

Chef Mai Pham of Star Ginger Asian Grill and Noodle Bar in Sacramento, CA, shows us how to make Watermelon Ice Pops. Chef Mai was inspired to create this recipe after slurping down many watermelon-passionfruit drinks on a recent trip to Vietnam. It’s a fun dessert and also a great garnish for drinks-- with or without alcohol. The brilliant red juice makes these Watermelon Ice Pops a beautiful and refreshing treat.

Get the recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/watermelon/watermelonicepop/

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Chef Mai Pham of Star Ginger Asian Grill and Noodle Bar in Sacramento, CA, shows us how to make a unique, fun and refreshing Icy Spicy Thai Watermelon Mojito. Growing up in Vietnam, Chef Mai fondly remembers neighborhood street vendors selling freshly cut watermelon wedges, ready to be dipped in pounded salt and chilies. This Icy Spicy Mojito is inspired by those flavors: rum, vodka and watermelon work their magic when blended with Asian spices and herbs. Feel free to jazz it up with fun garnishes like a carved, sizeable chunk of watermelon, or even a watermelon satay!

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We’ve all heard about poke and poke combos, but what about watermelon and shrimp?  Chef Mai Pham of Star Ginger Asian Grill and Noodle Bar in Sacramento, CA, prepares this blissful bowl of smoky pan-seared shrimp, juicy watermelon, avocado, pineapple, edamame, sliced jalapeño, and fresh mint. The aloha spirit is all right here in this colorful, delicious and healthy Watermelon and Shrimp poke bowl!

Get the recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/watermelon/shrimpwatermelonpoke/

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Inspired by the dish bo luc lac, Chef Mai Pham of Star Ginger Asian Grill and Noodle Bar in Sacramento, CA, makes Shaking Beef with Watermelon and Wilted Watercress. The recipe showcases the bold flavors and contrasting textures of the Vietnamese kitchen. In a fiery hot pan, she sizzles the spiced beef and then quickly serves it with cool watercress and crunchy watermelon. This Asian beef salad is cool and refreshing, but also unbelievably savory and satisfying at the same time.

Get the recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/watermelon/shakingbeef/

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What looks like prime cut of maguro tuna is actually juicy watermelon sushi pieces topped with Fried Shallots and Ginger Lime Dressing. Chef Mai Pham of Star Ginger Asian Grill and Noodle Bar in Sacramento, CA, shows us how to make this fun appetizer. This dish really shows just how versatile watermelon can be!

Get the recipe: http://www.ciaprochef.com/watermelon/watermelonsushi/

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