Happy Union – Finally

I had such high hopes for this recipe.  It’s called Happy Union from this cookbook (If you are logged into amazon, click Look Inside and do a search for the recipe).  I had been planning on making this more than once.  This time, I was going to cook everything on the grill and then follow the recipe from there.  Instead, I mostly followed the recipe except for the amount of oil, the chicken marinade and the vegetable used 😀 – you know, just a little.  I didn’t marinate the chicken because it was supposed to be grilled.  I still poached both the asparagus and chicken according to the original recipe.  With the shrimp, garlic and ginger, I only used 1 tbsp of oil.  With a non-stick wok, I didn’t think it was necessary to use a total of 4.  I also got about 6 servings of the recipe instead of the assumed 4.

Ingredients (minus the raw chicken because I decided ew)

Sauce made up

All the meat and vegetables cooked

All the kids in the pool.  The sauce was added and about to boil

Done!  See the thick sauce achieved by adding some cornstarch and water?


OMG – this was so good and so simple.  It took a little time because I wasn’t prepared, but it is definitely a sauce I could see tossing with some leftover meat/protein and large veggies.  I don’t think something like corn or peas would work in this.  But leftover broccoli, cauliflower, etc?  Oh yea.  It was a good salty, a little tang of pepper, but not enough garlic…..cause, I’m a garlic freak.  Definitely make this.


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