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Braised Bok Choy

Food & Recipes

Ingredients

1 bunch bok choy
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 large clove garlic, bruised
3 thin slices fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil

Directions

Separate leaves, wash thoroughly and shake dry. Trim base of stem if necessary and remove tough portions of large leaves with sharp knife, leaving a narrow green border on the white. Cut into 5-8 cm (2-3 in) lengths.

Braised Bean Curd, Cloud Ear and Vegetables

Braised Bean Curd (Photo by <a href=mswine/flickr)" src="http://www.asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/braisedbeancurd.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

30 g/1 oz dried black fungus
or 100 g fresh fungus
6 dried shiitake mushrooms
or 100 g fresh shiitake mushrooms
250 g/8 oz pressed bean curd
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
250 g/8 oz sliced green beans or asparagus
150 g/5 oz matchstick strips of carrot
1 teaspoon cornflour (cornstarch)
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Avocado Sashimi

Avocado (Photo by <a href=threelayercake/flickr)" src="http://www.asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/avocado.jpg">
Food & Recipes Ingredients

 

1 firm ripe avocado
4 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce
2 teaspoons wasabi powder

Directions

Asian Mushrooms with Asparagus

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Amaranth with Flowering Chives

Amaranth (Photo by <a href=Laurel Fan/flickr)" src="http://www.asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/amaranth.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

1 bunch amaranth
1 bunch flowering chives
2 teaspoons oriental sesame oil
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Directions

Chicken Gizzard Curry

(Photo by wendalicious/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Some people are very partial to the firm, bouncy texture of this muscular second stomach where food is broken down. In some Asian countries, cooks have to skin and clean the gizzards before cooking as they generally come complete with grain. In Western countries all the work is done and they are purchased cleaned and ready to cook. They do require long cooking, so allow plenty of time to tenderise. If preferred, the gizzards can be parboiled first, then added to the spicy sauce for the second half of cooking.

Ingredients

Chicken Curry with Bamboo Shoot

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6-8.

Ingredients

1 kg/2 lb chicken pieces
250 g/8 oz canned bamboo shoot
3 tablespoons peanut oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste
2 tablespoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons salt
400 ml/14 fl oz can coconut milk

Directions

Braised Duck with Chestnuts

Chestnuts (Photo by <a href=*MarS/flickr)" src="http://www.asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/chestnuts.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 5.

Ingredients

125 g/4 oz dried chestnuts
1 roasting duckling, about 2 kg/4 lb
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese rose wine or sherry
3 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons red bean curd
2 teaspoons sugar

Directions

Cantonese Steamed Chicken

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

750 g/1 1/2 lb assorted chicken pieces on the bone or half a roasting chicken
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon Chinese wine or sherry
1 teaspoon fresh ginger juice*
2 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon oriental sesame oil


Directions

Braised Chicken with Ginger

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Food & Recipes

The ginger for this dish should be young, tender and not too strong. If using mature ginger, halve the amount.

Serves 5-6.

Ingredients

1 x 1.5 kg/3 lb roasting chicken
5 cm/2 in piece tender ginger
1 teaspoon Szechwan peppercorns
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons peanut oil
3 tablespoons Chinese wine or sherry
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 star anise
1 tablespoon honey



Directions