featured recipes

Our featured recipes are here to give you a feel for how the numnums recipe platform works. But while we were at it, we personally cooked each of them and vouch that they are delicious! We improve the recipes each time we make them, so we update them regularly with new findings.
  • HOG's garlic noodles
    One of our clients, Hands on Gourmet (HOG), served these noodles (along with crab!) at a holiday lunch in 2013. We then made these noodles the following year for our New Year's Eve dinner. The recipe is adapted from HOG's recipe ... we've just updated the proportions of the recipe to scale with the quantity of egg noodles available at our local Asian market. Chinese egg noodlesavocado oilbuttergarlicMaggi seasoningsugarsaltpepperParmesan cheeseParmesan cheese
  • roasted baby bok choy
    This is our favorite way to prepare bok choy! This technique is super easy and the leaves develop a light delicious char in the oven. Since we are usually cooking for 2-3 people and this dish is best fresh out of the oven, we have halved this recipe from the original. Use a second rimmed baking sheet if doubling this recipe. baby bok choyolive oilsaltblack pepper
  • Thai chicken & mushroom soup (doubled for parties and to store)
    I made this soup for friends and family during the 2013 holiday season. Everyone loved it! Processing the lemongrass and shallots is the most time-consuming part, so I now chop it up in a food processor. I'll make this doubled version of the recipe for parties, or I cook half of it at a time for smaller groups. To make the soup a meal, serve it over steamed brown rice. vegetable oilshallotslemongrasscilantrofish saucechicken brothcoconut milkcoconut milksugarwhite mushroomsskinless chicken breastslime juiceThai red curry pastefish saucesteamed brown ricecilantro leavesserrano chilesscallionslimes
  • HOG's Singapore Chili Crabs
    We adapted this recipe from one of our clients, Hands on Gourmet (aka HOG). We found it tricky to work with the "seedless" block of tamarind we used for it, so we added a step to use hot water to facilitate the processing. This delicious crab recipe can be served hot off the wok or at room temp. tamarind pastehot watersambal (hot chili garlic paste)oyster saucetomato pastesoy saucerice vinegaravocado oilscallionsfresh gingercurry powderkaffir lime leavesgarlicDungeness crabsfresh squeezed lemon juicefresh cilantro
  • jacques pepin's skirt steak grandma
    This recipe was inspired by Jacques Pepin's (JP = Jacques Pepin) Puerto Rican mother-in-law who often incorporates lime into her preparation of steak. This super tasty dish is quick and easy to make. Adapted from JP’s More Fast Food My Way. skirt steakssaltblack pepperlime juiceanchoviesscallionsgarlicolive oilanchovy oilwaterlime juice
  • braised short ribs in red wine sauce
    This is such a delicious and easy way to prepare braised short ribs. The pressure cooker does most of the heavy lifting. You just need to brown the meat, soften the veggies, toss in some flour, then add everything else. The frozen pearl onions help reduce prep time. We dug this out of a vintage Jacques Pepin book, The Short-Cut Cook. short ribsrendered fatfrozen pearl onionscarrotsgarlicflourherbes de Provencesaltblack pepperred bliss potatoesred wineparsley
  • easy garlic shrimp
    We often make this recipe when the shrimp go on sale at Whole Foods. It is super easy to prepare and everyone in the family enjoys this dish, including our two-year-old our daughter. She especially enjoys bites of shrimp dipped in the sauce. If we have any leftovers, our daughter often eats them - peeled and at room temperature - for lunch the next day. extra virgin olive oilwhite oniongarlickosher saltfreshly ground black peppershrimpbaguetteextra virgin olive oillemon juice
  • ina garten's crostini with tuna tapenade
    This recipe is Ina Garten's decadent and elagant take on tuna tapenade. We suspect that the mascarpone contributes greatly to this dish's addictive flavor. This is perfect to prepare for a party since you have to make it in advance and let it rest in the fridge for at least an hour. If you don't have easy access to a grill (like us), you can simply brush olive oil on the baguette slices and crisp them in the oven. italian tunathymeparsleylemon zestanchovy pastegarliclemon juiceolive oilmascarpone cheesekalamata olivescaperssaltblack pepperfrench bread