Duncan Robinson’s A-Sha Noodle Bowl

Duncan Robinson's A-Sha Noodle Bowl

Duncan Robinson of the NBA’s Miami Heat first tried A-Sha Noodles in college, “Noodles are kind of like a staple of a college athlete’s diet. But, for me, it was a healthy alternative to your standard ramen. It allowed me to easily prep my own meals and also get something that’s healthy and preparing me to compete and play.”

Now, being in the league, Duncan values feeling his best and a big part of that is the fuel he’s putting in his body. Quality matters to him. He only puts the highest quality, premium ingredients into his body with an emphasis on having plant-based protein in his diet. Check out Duncan’s A-Sha Noodle bowl below and make it yourself at home! 



  1. Dice green onions and set aside. 
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add​ shrimp and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until opaque (usually 4-5 minutes depending on size of shrimp)
  4. Bring at least 4 cups of water to a rolling boil to cook the A-Sha noodles.  Once water is boiling, add Mandarin noodles and cook for 3 mins. 
  5. While the noodles are cooking, add oil to a pan and cook 1 egg over-easy and set aside.
  6. Drain noodles after cooking and mix with sauce packet.
  7. Transfer noodles to bowl and top with shrimp, egg, and green onions.
  8. Garnish with red chili sauce and fried shallots to your taste and enjoy your Duncan A-Sha Noodle bowl!

Mandarin and Prosciutto Crostini

Mandarin and Prosciutto Crostini by Tara Teaspoonby Tata Bench
Tara Teaspoon

This is my essential appetizer. Toasted Crostini topped with a little slice of salty Prosciutto and some tangy Mandarin and Shallot Chutney. I’ve been known to make a full meal of these little bites. Double the caramelized shallot and mandarin portion of this recipe and keep the extra in the fridge. It works beautifully on top of chicken or a roast ham sandwich—or even for your next batch of crostini bites.


  • 2 cups sliced shallots, sliced root to tip
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 cup fresh mandarin or clementine segments, roughly chopped
  • 1 recipe Crostini (below), prepared
  • 14 slices prosciutto
  • Toasted hazelnuts, crushed Fresh thyme
  1. In a medium, nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, sauté the shallots and salt in olive oil, stirring often, until soft and translucent, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the vinegar, brown sugar, bay leaf, and coriander seeds and let simmer until vinegar is reduced and almost gone, 10 to 12 minutes more. Stir in the mandarin seg- ments. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Top crostini with a half piece of prosciutto and a spoonful of the mandarin chutney. Sprinkle with hazelnuts and thyme leaves.


  • 1 baguette, sliced 1⁄4-inch thick
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  1. Heat oven to 375oF. Brush slices of bread lightly with olive oil on both sides. Lay slices flat on rimmed baking sheets and sprinkle with some salt.
  2. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until lightly golden and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Store crostinis in a zip-top bag for up to 3 days.

Looks Delicious. Whenever I caramelize onions or shallots, I slice them from their root to the tip. Slicing them crosswise into rings or half-moons causes them to cook into long, stringy worms. The root-to-tip method allows the shallot or onion to hold its shape, looks better, and is easier to eat.