Team Members Share Special Recipes
This holiday season may look and feel very different from past years. Typically, Thanksgiving means large gatherings with friends and family, sharing delicious food as well as love and smiles. This year, our team members are coming together to share recipes with each other and tell what they are thankful for while working from home. Through a Slack channel dedicated to fun, team members across the company connected to share some of their favorite recipes. These recipes didn’t have to be for the holidays, just ones that are special or a favorite to make anytime of year! Here are a few examples of some recipes that were shared:
Impossible Meatball Subs: Shared by Mike D.
Mie Goreng – Indonesian Stir Fried Noodles: Shared by Jenny V.
For the Sauce
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbs Kecap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
- 1 Tbs sambal (chili paste)
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
For Stir Fry
- 6 oz egg noodles- dry, fresh, semi-fresh doesn’t matter, just prepare by following the package you are using.
- 2 Tbs cooking oil, divided
- 3 to 4 oz shrimp or any other protein you prefer
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped (approximately 2 tsp)
- 1/2 shallot, chopped (approximately 1/4 cup)
- 1 oz carrot, julienned (approximately 2 Tbs)
- 3 oz green leaf vegetable such as yu choy, bok choy, green cabbage and etc
- 3 oz beansprouts
- 1 Tbs fried shallot
- 1 egg*
- In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for sauce, and set aside.
- Heat a wok over high heat; add 1 tablespoon oil, and shrimp. Season with a small pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 1 to 2 minutes each side. Remove shrimp from wok and set aside.
- In the same wok, add remaining oil, chopped garlic and shallot. Stir fry for 30 second or until you can smell the aroma. Be careful not to burn or brown them too much.
- Add carrot and green leaf vegetable, stir fry until vegetables are softened, about1 minute. Stir in prepared egg noodles and pour sauce we made earlier. Toss and stir until everything is combined, about 2 to 3 minutes. There shouldn’t be any liquid on the bottom of the wok.
- Now stir in beansprouts and cooked shrimp, stir until combined. Sprinkle fried shallot and mix in. Remove from heat.
- Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle some more fried shallot. If you like to, make a fried egg and put right on top of Mie Goreng.
Aebleskivers: Shared by Daniel J.
- 2 eggs divided into egg whites and egg yolks in separate bowls
- 2 cup flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 Tbsp. butter melted
- 2 cup buttermilk
- melted butter for greasing pan
- In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they can hold a stiff peak. Set aside.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar, egg yolks, 4 Tbsp. melted butter and buttermilk and beat until smooth. Gently fold in the egg whites last.
- Using a pastry brush, brush the bottom of each aebleskiver pan cup with melted butter and heat until hot. Pour in about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each cup. As soon as they get bubbly around the edge, flip them over (In Denmark they typically use a knitting needle to flip, but you can use a chopstick or a fork). Continue cooking, turning the ball until it is golden brown all the way around and is cooked through (like a pancake). It might take a couple tries to get the feel for it, but once you do you will be flippin’ aebleskiver like it’s nobody’s business!
- Serve with jam or syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
What We Are Thankful For
Our team members also shared what they are thankful for this year. Many personal stories were shared, all looking for the positives, or silver linings that 2020 had brought them. Some of the most common responses were more time with family, the support of their co-workers, and their friends. Below is a word cloud created from their responses.