Monday, February 7, 2011

Chinese Recipes

Pin It Now! I promised a post with recipes from our Chinese New Year dinner! :)
Here it is:

Panda Express Orange Chicken
(found on http://www.cdkitchen.com)
Serves 6 Ready in <30>

Ingredients:
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken pieces
1 egg 1 1/2 tsp. salt
White pepper Oil (for frying, we use Canola)
1/2 c. cornstarch
PLUS
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 c. flour
1 Tbsp. minced ginger root
1 tsp minced garlic
1 dash crushed hot red chilies
1/4 c chopped green onions
1 Tbsp. rice wine
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. sesame oil
*** Orange Chicken Sauce ***
1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. water
5 Tbsp. sugar
5 Tbsp. white vinegar

Directions: Cut chicken pieces into 2-inch squares and place in large bowl. Stir in egg, salt, pepper and 1 Tbsp. oil and mix well. Stir cornstarch and flour together. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat. HEat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375 degrees. Add chicken pieces, small batches at a time, and fry 3 to 4 min. or until golden and crisp. (do not overcook or chicken will be tough.) Remove chicken from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside. Clean wok and heat 15 secondes over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil. Add ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Add and stir-fry crushed chilies and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds. Add Orange Sauce and bring to boil. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed. Stir water into remaning 1 Tbsp. cornstarch until smooth. add to chicken and heat until sauce is thickened. Stir in 1 Tbsp. oil and sesame oil. Serve at once. You may want to add grated zest of 1 orange to the sauce for flavor.

Looks yum huh? Well it IS!!

Sweet and Sour Chicken and or Pork:

Serves 8 Ready in 1 hr.

Sauce: (make while frying the meat)
1 c. bias sliced carrots
1 sm. onion chopped
1 c. sliced celery
2 1/2 c. water
3/4 c. cider vinegar
3/4 c. ketchup
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 c. brown sugar
1 can pineapple chunks with juice

Simmer carrots. onion, celery, and water until veggies are tender. Add remaning ingredients.
Cook a few minutes. Thicken with 2 Tbsp. cornstarch in 1/4 c. water.

Breaded Chicken and or Pork:
3 lbs. cubed pork chops or boneless skinless chicken
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cornstarch
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 to 3/4 c. drippings from the meat + water

Cook your meat in a couple Tbsp. of soy sauce (like 4 shakes -LOL!) for seasoning. Along with some garlic salt and a pinch of oregano.
Mix all ingredients except the meat, use enough water (or dripping from frying meat) to make the batter thinner. Add meat stir until coated. Deep fry in small batches for 7 min.
Serve with Sweet and Sour Sauce over rice.

Well worth the time spent!

Egg Drop Soup

Serves 8 Ready in <10>

Ingredients:
4 c. chicken broth
1 c. corn (or to taste)
2 eggs (fork whisked in a bowl)
2 tsp. Sesame oil (or to taste)

Directions:
Bring the chicken broth and the corn to a boil. Using the fork dribble the eggs into the boiling broth, making sure to not go so fast that the broth stops boiling. Then stir for 2 min. Remove from heat and add the sesame oil. Serve while warm.

There you have our recipes!
We also ate some egg rolls, wontons, and Asian salad too... contributed by our friends. FUN for ALL!

Enjoy! I would love to hear if you make this and enjoy it k?

Still Sane,
MamaV

2 comments:

heyfreckles said...

I wish I was closer this looks amazing! I can smell the yumminess from here!

Lola said...

I was just telling myself in the grocery store that it is time to try some stir fry recipes. I love Panda Express's orange chicken! I will have to try this!