Chicken fillet with peas

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Another chicken recipe, very easy to cook.

7 oz chicken fillet
1 oz green peas
1 oz lard
1 egg white
1 tbsp starch
1 tbsp cold water
2 tsp sake
1 tbsp soy sauce
a bunch spring onion

1. Combine starch, water and egg white. Slice chicken fillet in thin long parts, soak into egg and starch mixture and fry in fat until chicken gets a pale crust.
2. Preheat a pan, put lard, peas and spring onion cut in segments 1 inch long. Add sake and soy sauce and fry 2 minutes over a strong heat, shaking pan continuously.
3. Add chicken fillet and cook 2-3 minutes.

Chicken broth with oysters and cucumbers

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Chinese cuisine has a great variety of soup recipes, but soups based on concentrated chicken broth are the most common. If you have no experience in cooking it, check Chicken broth page.

1 portion recipe
6 oysters
1 egg, whisked
1 oz fresh cucumber, sliced
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp sake
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 tsp sesame oil
pinch salt

1. Combine chicken broth with sake, ginger and salt (if you didn’t put salt before). Add oysters and bring to a boil. Remove scum. Add sesame oil and egg.
2. Put cucumber in a plate and pour in broth.

Wontons with shrimps

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These small crispy wontons resemble Chinese dim sum, but they are baked in the oven. If you think this dish is too expensive, you can easily replace shrimps by chicken breasts or minced meat.

½ pound shrimps, hulled
8 sheet filo pastry
2 clove garlic
2 shallots
1 chili, seeded
1 lime peel
1 inch long fresh ginger piece
2 tbsp fresh coriander

1. Set oven to 200 C (390 F). put garlic, ginger, shallot onions, chili, lime peel and coriander in a blender and mince until you get a paste. Then add shrimps and mince several seconds more.
2. Put one filo pastry sheet on a board and oil it. Then put one more pastry sheet above, oil it as well. Cut the squares 3*3 inches big.
3. Put 1 tsp shrimp paste in the center of each square and make wantons according to the recipe below. Put your wontons on a backing tray and bake about 15 minutes until golden.
4. Serve up shrimp wontons together with small soy sauce dish or sweet chili sauce.

Chinese wontons with pork Dim sum

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Each country has its own name for the dish consisting of small pastry “bags” stuffed with meat. Italians call it ravioli, Russians – pelmene, and Chinese – wontons. Wontons look like small “knots”, which have stuffing “tied up” inside. They are usually served as an appetizer or put in noodle soup.

Wontons with porkl14 oz pork forcemeat
24 wonton envelopes
1 ¾ oz tinned bamboo, sliced
2 leaves spring onion, sliced
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 egg white, beaten up
4 ½ tbsp starch
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp dry sherry
2 tbsp sugar

1. Combine in a big bowl pork, bamboo, onion, soy sauce, egg white, sugar, sesame oil and sherry and mix thoroughly. Add starch and mix again.
2. Put 1 tsp filling in the center of each wonton square, moisten its edges with water and join them to form a “knot”.
3. Cook in a steamer 5-7 minutes until ready.

Watermelon pattered

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We used to it watermelon fresh, but Chinese cuisine offers you an easy and unusual recipe – fried watermelon with icing sugar.

Watermelon pattered¾ pound fresh watermelon with rind
2 oz wheat flour
1 egg
2 oz corn starch
2 oz sugar
2 oz ice crumbs
1/3 oz powdered sugar

1. Combine flour, egg, starch and sugar in a bowl and stir. Add ice and some water if needed and stir again.
2. Slice watermelon pulp in triangle pieces and roll in batter. Fry in a deep-fryer and lay out on a paper napkin to let the excess oil soak into it.

3. Serve up with powdered sugar.

Beef skewers with sesame glaze

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Small beef pieces and sweet peppers, rolled up in sesame glaze… What can suit better for a picnic at your lawn in a warm spring day?

1 pound beef stake 1 ½ inches thick
2 red and 2 yellow peppers, sliced
lime segments
sweet chili sauce

for glaze

2 cloves garlic
1 tsp honey
1 tsp sunflower-seed oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp piquant chili sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce

1. Cut beef stake in 1 inch slices. Roll beef and pepper cuts in glaze and grill each side 2-4 minutes, pouring with glaze.
2. Make skewers, each consisting of a beef slice and 2 pepper slices. Serve up with lime and sweet chili sauce.

Sour-sweet duck salad

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This citrus duck salad is a perfect cold collation or a light main dish for supper.

2 cabbage lettuce
2 duck breasts, skin removed, chopped
7 oz water chestnuts, sliced
2 shallots, sliced
2 inches long cucumber piece, sliced in lines
4 spring onions leaves, sliced
1 stick celery, cut into thin lines
4 ½ oz bean sprouts
orange segments for decoration

 for seasoning

 3 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 ½ tbsp lime juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 red chili pepper, sliced
1 green chili pepper, sliced

1. Combine shallots, sprind onions, celery, cucumber, bean sprouts and water chestnuts in a big bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2. Put cabbage lettuce leaves in a dish, lay out salad and put duck pieces on top.
3. Put seasoning ingredients in a pan, heat up about3-5 minutes. Sprinkle salad with seasoning and decorate with orange segments.

Chow mein (pork and beans recipe)

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Do you know what chow mein means? It’s a dish consisting of Chinese stir-fried noodles combined with meat and vegetables. There are a lot of varieties of chow mein – everything depends on what kind of meat and vegetables you will use. I’m going to tell you about noodles with pork and green beans.

9 oz pork fillet, finely sliced
9 oz egg noodles
4 ½ oz green beans, sliced
5 tbsp oil
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp salt
½ tbsp sugar
1 tbsp sherry
2/3 tsp sesame oil
spring onion, chopped

1. Cook noodles following the instructions on packaging. Pour out water and add 1 tbsp oil.
2. Heat up 3 tbsp oil in a deep-fryer and fry noodles for 2-3 minutes with 1 tbsp soy sauce, then put on a plate.
3. Heat up the rest of oil and fry meat with beans 2 minutes. Combine with sugar, salt, sherry, soy and a half of chopped onion. Cook for a minute.
4. Serve up with noodles, onion and sesame oil.

Fried chicken with lemon

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This savory chicken with lemon sauce is one of the favorite dishes among the Chinese.

1 ¼ pound chicken fillet, sliced
1 tbsp corn meal
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp sherry
6 tbsp water
½ tsp icing sugar
chopped spring onion
half lemon, sliced

1. Heat up oil in a deep-fryer or pan to 180 C (82 F).
2. Reduce heat and fry chicken 4-5 minutes, then take chicken out. Pour oil out of the pan.
3. Combine corn meal and 2 tbsp water. You’ll get a paste that you will use to cook sauce. Add lemon juice and the rest of water, and pour the mixture in the pan.
4. Add cherry and icing sugar, then bring the mass to a boil.
5. Stir the mass and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and cook for 3 minutes until sauce gets thick and clear.
6. Cover chicken with sauce and serve with lemon pieces and spring onion.

Rice with eggs

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Rice fried with eggs, peas and spring onions is one of the most popular Chinese dishes. Everybody know this classic dish variations, even those people who never tried to cook anything Chinese.

Rice with eggs

5 ½ ounces long-grain rice
3 eggs, whisked
2 tbsp oil
2 clove garlic, crushed
4 ½ ounces peas
spring onions, finely sliced
1 tbsp light soy sauce

1. Boil rice for 10-13 minutes until half-cooked.
2. Put eggs in a pan over gentle heat. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
3. Heat oil in a big pan. Add garlic, onion and peas. Fry 1-2 minutes. Then add rice, eggs, salt and soy sauce and stir. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
4. Decorate with spring onions and serve.

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