Yesterday I was honored to be invited to participate in a luncheon with WOW, a women’s group here in Boquete. The Asian inspired luncheon was held at a beautiful home in the mountains with spectacular views. The organizer, Dede, is an amateur chef, passionate about cooking and sharing that love with friends and family. She spent many hours preparing the homemade sauces, shopping for the best ingredients (no small feat here in Panama), cooking the chicken, pork, and lobster, grilling the tuna, making wonton crisps and sticky rice, as well as ice cream and caramelized bananas before we all descended on her to dice, roll, toss, and fry, adding the finishing touches to a fabulous meal I won’t be forgetting any time soon! Unfortunately I didn’t take nearly as many photographs as I had planned. In fact one of the woman asked if I usually fry egg rolls with my camera hanging from my wrist!
served with homemade Peanut Sauce and Thai Chili Sauce
served with Thai Chili Sauce or Citrus Ponzu Sauce
Crispy Wontons with Wasabi Cream Cheese and Teriyaki Sesame Glaze