Hoisin sauce and sesame oil, soy and tofu, tender-crisp vegetables and juicy meats all find a home in Chinese cooking. The ingredients are so easy to find, and the preparation is so quick, you may never opt for Chinese take-out again.
A classic rendition of General Tse’s Chinese sweet and sour chicken.
Chinese Sweet Chile Chicken Thighs
Chinese sweet chile chicken thighs marry sweet and the spicy flavors.
Chinese Slow-Cooked Pork
Star anise, soy and ginger add wonderful flavours to this deliciously tender pork casserole, simmered with carrots and mushrooms. Rice noodles cooked in exotic, rich juices make this into a complete meal that is sure to impress.
Warm Sesame Chicken Salad
Strips of chicken in a crisp coating of sesame seeds, breadcrumbs and cornflakes are served on a crunchy vegetable salad dressed with a fresh herb vinaigrette. A little chili powder in the coating gives the salad a bit of a kick.
This recipe pairs the crunchy texture of walnuts with the softness of chicken in a classic stir-fry. “For a variation, try this recipe with other nuts such as pine nuts or almonds, but be sure the nuts you use are very fresh. Stale nuts tend to go soft and will spoil both the texture and the flavor of the dish.”–Ken Hom
Sticky Szechuan Pork with Sesame Seeds
Red chiles and gingerroot, along with rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame seeds, make this pork belly dish a Chinese star.
Ma-Po Bean Curd (Tofu in Spicy Pork Sauce)
This is a favorite classic dish from China’s Sichuan Province.
Five-Spice Berry Crisp
Five-spice powder cooked into a batch of blackberries lends an exotic note to the fruit.
Curried Shrimp with Coconut Rice
The coconut flavored rice in this dish is easy to make using canned coconut milk.
Chinese Spareribs from Kikkoman
These ribs, brushed with a soy sauce and honey basting mixture, are roasted slowly for maximum tenderness.