Barefoot by the Sea: Blue Dragon Meals Feature and Giveaway #IC #BlueDragonMeals #sponsored

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blue Dragon Meals Feature and Giveaway #IC #BlueDragonMeals #sponsored

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Blue Dragon. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Do you ever feel uninspired in the kitchen?  I think in these dogs days of Winter, it's easy to get into a recipe rut.  I tend to stick to easy meals that I know my family will love and this time of year, when we are still recovering from the holiday spending, I'm looking for economical and healthy options.  Around this time of year, we start wanting to go out to dinner a little more, just to go out and do something but it's pricey to go out with the kids and not always the most convenient.  Lately, my kids have been begging to go out for Thai food but we consider it a splurge.  Ordering takeout isn't always that convenient either as it can take too long when I'm facing two hungry kids!  I'm happy to report that with Blue Dragon Sauces it's easier to create a delicious Asian inspired meal that your whole family will enjoy. 

Blue Dragon was created over thirty years ago when their founder realized there was hardly anything available in the shops that would help people create and authentic Asian dish at home.  Blue Dragon has become a great way to help people create these delcious dishes from China, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam. They offer a variety of stir fry sauces, condiments, noodles and wrappers! 

Blue Dragon sauces were a hit!  My whole family LOVED their products and the meal we created!  It was definitely less salty than take out and we were in control of the amount of sauce we used.  The girls absolutely loved the soba noodles and I'm looking forward to making some fresh Spring Rolls as soon as I can!  The sauces are deliciously flavorful, I would recommend them if you are looking for something a little different to mix into the ho-hum dinner rotation! 

General Tso Chicken and Asian Vegetable Stir Fry
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb. boneless and skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mixed Asian vegetables (I used pea pods, carrots, water chesnuts and mushrooms)
  • 1 green onion, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 red hot chili (Thai bird), sliced in rounds, seeds removed (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1 sachet (3.4 fl. Oz/103 mL) Blue Dragon General Tao Stir Fry Sauce
  • Blue Dragon Medium Egg Noodles (2 nests) or Blue Dragon Japanese Soba Noodles (2 bundles)
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large sauté pan set over high heat. Season chicken all over with salt. Add to pan and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden and just cooked through. Transfer to plate.
  2. Add vegetables, green onion, red chili, garlic and ginger; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender crisp. Add orange juice, hoisin, and Blue Dragon General Tao Stir Fry Sauce into the wok; return chicken to wok and cook until heated through.
  3. Serve with Blue Dragon Medium Egg Noodles or Blue Dragon Japanese Soba Noodles (I used Soba Noodles). Garnish with sesame seeds.
For extra kick, use Blue Dragon Szechuan Stir Fry Sauce!

Check out the Blue Dragon Recipe Inspiration and the Blue Dragon Online Cookbook for inspiration and ideas.  You can also follow BlueDragon on Facebook and Blue Dragon on YouTube for more ideas! 
I'm so excited to report that Blue Dragon is giving one SUPER LUCKY Barefoot by the Sea reader a prize pack which includes Blue Dragon sauces, a cooking kit which includes a wok, spatula, chopsticks and adorable Tiffany Blue Take Out Containers!  What a fun opportunity to EAT IN with the family - or to make a special meal for that special someone!  Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per contest, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.  Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! 
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I'm also happy to report that Blue Dragon is currently hosting sampling events across the country to try their delicious products.  A Asian tasting?  Count me in!  There are sampling events being held at your local Shaw’s, Roche Brothers, Hannaford, Market Basket and Stop & Shop. In New Hampshire, the Market Basket in Nashua, NH will be hosting a tasting event on Friday February 13th from 11 am to 6pm! Click here to find the sampling event closet to your area and then get inspired to make the dish of your choice! 

40 comments:

  1. OH boy, I would love to make some "take-out style" Chinese food. With the right tools how hard could it be? I would like to use the Blue Dragon Sweet & Sour Stir Fry Sauce to make the Sweet & Sour Chicken.
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  2. I follow you on Pinterest where I am Margot Core; You could follow me too: http://pinterest.com/margotcore/
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  3. I subscribe to Blue Dragon's YouTube Channel as AnnaZed10
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  4. I want to try Broccoli Beef & Cabbage Stir Fry.

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  5. Following Jessica Lane on Pinterest {cherylfahling}.

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  6. Subscribed to BlueDragonOfficial on YouTube {cherylfahling}.

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  8. I meant to say, this looks delicious. I would like to try the Pad Thai stir fry :D

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  9. Also, I visited Blue Dragon on Face book.

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  10. I would like to try the Pad Thai.

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  11. Looks very yum! Pad Thai is one of my favorites.

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  12. THIS looks absolutely amazing, my friend! I love Asian food but always shy away from making it at home. I think I need this!

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  13. I would really like to try the Pad Thai.

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  14. This looks yummy! My kids also like Thai, but can get pricey to order take out. Eating in is much more fun!

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  15. I am most interested in trying the Szechuan Pepper variety.

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  16. I am following on pinterest - Deborah t

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  17. I want to try the beef and broccoli sauce and the chow mien sauce.

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  18. I'm following on Pinterest as dawnmonroe83

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  19. I'd like to try the Szechuan Pepper Stir Fry Sauce.

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  20. These all sound delicious, but my first choice would be General Tao Stir Fry Sauce

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  21. I would like to try the Honey Teriyaki Stir fry sauce.

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  22. following on pinterest cricketlady29

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  23. Oh I would love to try the Szechuan Pepper Stir Fry Sauce! They all look so good! YUM

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  24. I'd like to try the General Tao Stir Fry Sauce! Sounds yummy!
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  25. I follow you on Pinterest as cezovski9
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  26. I followed on You Tube as Carol Ezovski
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  27. i think i would love the honey teriyaki sauce!

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  28. I would like to try the Spring Roll Wrappers.

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  29. I most want to try the Honey Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce.

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  30. I most want to try the Honey Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce.

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