8 Simple Recipes You Can Make At Home
By Theresa Cofield
A lot of the Chinese dishes are quite easy to make and take only a short time too. If you are interested in learning about Chinese cuisines, this guide will help you understand the most popular meals to make, and how they are prepared. Here goes:
1. Stir Fry Shrimp:
This meal is excellent and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. It is a combination of pieces of delicious shrimp, some snow peas, and red bell pepper, all marinated in a bowl of orange sauce.
You may have to use a wok while preparing this meal, although you can make use of a regular non-stick frying pan if you do not have a wok. The meal is prepared with just a little oil, which makes it low in fat. You have to make sure that the ingredients are cooked one at a time and that before you put the ingredients into the wok, it is heated up properly. When you are done stir-frying, you can add some sauce to the mix, whisk together and serve with white rice.
2. Hot and Sour soup:
For this recipe, you do not need more than 15 minutes to prepare adequately. Hot and sour soup is a staple in most Chinese homes. It is an appetizer that is always the first resort during meals. The soup is usually spicy when done right. However, the spiciness does not come from the chilis, but rather from the white peppers which are used while preparing the soup. You can add cornstarch as a thickener, and you can also make use of eggs to improve the broth’s texture.
3. Chicken Lo Mein:
This is a noodle dish that is quite popular with various Chinese households. The noodles are cooked with meat, giving it a rich protein-content. A wok is also necessary for the preparation of this meal. It is used to prepare the chicken till tender, after which bok choy, carrots, and bean sprouts are added. The noodles are the last to be added, giving it the luxury of soaking in the sauce and the ingredients cooked together.
4. Chicken and Rice Soup:
This is perhaps one of the simplest meals to make. What is required is merely to add some chicken breasts into a mixture of rice, broth, and vegetables. You may want to slightly brown the meat and rice before you add into the broth.
5. Szechwan Chilli Chicken:
The procedure used for this is the same as used for making any regular fried chicken; however, Oriental spices, as well as brown, green, and white peppercorns, are added. Perfectly Smoked chef Liam recommends grilling your szechwan chicken, a massive hit for BBQs.
6. Chicken with chestnut
Here the chicken is minced and then stir-fried. Water chestnuts, mushrooms, and radish are also used during the stir-frying. Do not forget to soak the mushrooms, preferably in hot water, for at least thirty minutes before you begin cooking. This will help soften the stem, which you also have to discard.
7. Orange Pork Chop Stir-Fry:
Pork is frequently used in making a lot of Chinese cuisines. In some cases, it is used as a replacement for meat used in cooking. This recipe involves chopping pork into bite-sized cubes, marinated till the meat becomes tender, and is then stir-fried in an orange juice sauce.
8. Fried rice:
I am ending with this because fried rice is the first dish you should learn to prepare if you are interested in Chinese cuisine. Firstly, it will give you experience on how the wok is used, or you will learn how to stir fry with your frying pan.
First, you have to begin with boiling the rice. Afterward, you can then stir fry, adding green onions, eggs, soy sauce, pepper, and oyster sauce if the soy sauce doesn’t work for you.
As you can see, there is no difficulty in preparing your favorite Chinese delicacies. One notable thing also is that most of the ingredients can be used to make several meals. With this guide, you are one step closer to immersing yourself in Chinese cuisines and culture.
Theresa Cofield is a freelance writer who has a love for creativity and a passion for helping others. She works as a blogger at csgobettingg.com where she covers the topics of esports and the gaming industry.