Lunar New Year Recipes
A time-honoured tradition, also commonly known as the Chinese New Year symbolises rebirth and renewal. The holiday is celebrated based on the Chinese lunar calendar across China, Korea, Singapore, Mongolia, Vietnam, Tibet, and some other Asian communities. In the recent times with cultural expansion, it is celebrated worldwide. Drawing inspiration from the holiday's mascot, the tiger, these royal Chinese recipes would perfectly fit the occasion.
Sesame Noodles indulged in Chilli oil
This interesting dish is without a doubt an amalgamation of all the right spices you have been craving for.
1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons sesame seeds 2 teaspoons Sichuan pepper, coarsely chopped 12 ounces thin ramen noodles or spaghettini Kosher salt 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste) 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon sugar
Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan and add red chilli flakes and sesame seeds.
Cook noodles in boiling water, rinse in cold water, and allow it to drain.
Whisk tahini, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and chilli oil, and season the mixture with some salt.
Add noodles and the whisked mixture to the saucepan and cook on low flame for five minutes. Serve hot.
Spinach and Egg Dumplings
You haven't done Chinese right if you haven't included dumplings on the menu.
3 ounces of spinach
8 large eggs
2½ tablespoons skim milk
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Boiled dumpling wrappers
Cook the spinach in boiling water for thirty seconds and rinse immediately in cool water before draining it dry.
In a bowl, whisk the egg with milk and some salt.
Pour the mixture into a heated vegetable oil on the saucepan. Then cool the mixture.
Gently combine the egg mixture and spinach.
Cook the dumplings in hot water.
Add the filling into the wrapper and seal carefully using a fork.
Make the dumpling into yuan bao shape (optional).
In batches, cook the filled dumplings in a pot for two minutes each batch.
Smoothly transfer the dumplings on to a plate and serve immediately.
Avocado Rice Cake
This dish is easy wrapped in elegance.
Slice the middle portion of the avocado using a knife.
Spread it over rice cakes thoroughly.
Drizzle a touch of soy sauce.
Add any other choice of topping to get more creative and serve.