Chinese dumplings are an easy, delicious appetizer or complete course in a homemade Chinese dinner. Steamed or fried, put dumplings out on a plate with some soy sauce, and watch the crowd gather.See Popular Chinese Dumplings Recipes
Instead of ordering Chinese takeout tonight, try making it yourself. These dumplings burst with flavor: cabbage, cilantro, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onion, and chile pepper. Bonus: They are better for you, too.
Carrots, egg, mushrooms, and shrimp distinctively top these tiny dumplings. Serve this recipe as an appetizer or a first course with an Asian-style meal.
Sweet beets and spicy pork are the perfect pair in this low calorie lunch. Serve this recipe with a cabbage and carrot salad.
Serve these savory beef and vegetable bundles at a Christmas or New Year's appetizer party.
In addition to being a delicious dipping sauce for dumplings, this can be used as a marinade for chicken, pork or tofu.
People along the Yangtze River enjoy dumplings with a variety of fillings, from seafood to red meat, eggs to vegetables. In Wuhan, dumplings may be served at any meal. Crisp, pan-fried dumplings don't have to be loaded with fat. Cooking them in a mix of water and oil makes them crisp on the bottom, tender and juicy inside.
Delicious Chinese cuisine -- all those things we love, such as dumplings, great stir-fry dishes, fluffy fried-rice, and rich healthy soups -- taste their best around this time of the year, which is the kick-off to the big lunar New Year celebration. In 2013, the Year of the Snake begins next week, on February 5, so the time to get going on your holiday recipes is right now. Don't be put off: Thanks to a bevy of great blogs, all the great Chinese dishes you love, usually sampled only at a restaurant for most of us, are easy to make.
The Chinese Year of the Dragon is almost here (January 23), a time to celebrate the lunar new year with foods that symbolize health, wealth, and happiness. It's said that folks born in the year of the dragon are ambitious, passionate, and live by their own rules. Sounds like the way some of us feel about cooking.
You're too busy to cook dinner -- again. So it's Pizza Night! Or Chinese Night!
You may think of easy, healthy egg drop soup as a part of the standard Chinese take-out menu, but this hearty broth is something Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Austrian chefs also make, albeit their own versions. When you discover how easy it is to whip up a batch of delicious egg drop soup -- super healthy, since it is so low in calories -- you begin to understand why it's so popular. A simple broth and a few key ingredients are topped off by pouring a stream of beaten eggs into boiling broth.
From Chinese stir-fries to Spanish paella, the pairing of chicken and rice is as timeless as it is transnational. And while we're not going to argue with tradition, we'll say that it's the barley in this baked chicken casserole that gives it just a little something more, a certain comforting heft that's perfect for a midwinter, midweek dinner. There's almost nothing to prep: essentially toss everything into your casserole dish 15 minutes after you walk in the door, then kick off your shoes, open the mail, flip on the news--whatever.
Hearty stew and soup recipes for cold winter days
Pork was made for winter, when short days and cold nights give people an excuse for rich, substantial meals. But right at this moment -- although it's mid-February and the ground is covered with snow in much of the country -- it's about 50 degrees outside where I live. And for all I know, you may live in a place that cold weather never touches.