Make your homemade Chinese food the envy of all (and cheaper than takeout) with these fresh sauces. Great for everything from dipping appetizers to stir-fry dishes, these Chinese sauces will have people talking.See Popular Chinese Sauces Recipes
This creamy, peanut-based sauce can be used to make Chinese sesame noodles, tossed with steamed broccoli; served as a dip with raw vegetables or skewers of grilled chicken or pork; or spread on chicken breasts before baking.
Miniature ears of corn, crisp-tender pea pods, and cherry tomatoes make scallops a tantalizing meal, perfect for both quick family fare and easy entertaining.
Turn the popular Chinese dish into a 30-minute meal by using ground beef and packaged coleslaw mix in the filling. Flour tortillas make a handy substitute for the traditional pancakes.
With chunks of batter-coated chicken, pineapple, and a sweet-sour sauce, this stir-fry is always a popular choice in Chinese restaurants--especially with kids.
Hoisin sauce, found in condiment or Asian food sections of supermarkets and in specialty food stores, glazes the mushrooms in this main-dish beef recipe.
Plums, cucumber, and onion make this sweet-and-sour dish especially tasty. Toasted almonds lend additional flavor and a bit of crunch!
Stir-fry the pork strips with purchased shredded carrot and coleslaw mix to make the filling for this quick version of the popular Chinese recipe. Boneless pork chops are easy to cut into thin strips for stir-frying.
Chicken legs are great for grilling. The heat of the grill sears the outside, keeping the meat moist and tender. Serve with vegetables flavored with bacon and mint to complete this main-dish recipe.
The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well with almost any stir-fry but particularly enhances dishes with meat, fish and poultry. When stir-frying chicken, always spread the pieces in the wok and let them cook undisturbed for 1 minute before stirring. This allows the chicken to sear and prevents sticking. To smash the ginger, use the side of a cleaver or chef's knife.
Glossy spinach, orange juice, and a hint of soy complement tender beef strips in this low-calorie recipe.
A simple stir-fry can pack a meal's-worth of nutrition onto a single plate. Dinner is on the table with a fast flip of the wrist.
Chinese cooks typically stir-fry shrimp in their shells for a more flavorful dish. You can do the same, but we recommend first removing the tiny legs. While rice may seem like the logical side, braised greens, such as chard or spinach, are actually just as traditional.