Chow Time: Auspicious Chinese New Year Recipes

Chinese New Year recently kicked off and I can’t help thinking about all the delicious food that is being eaten around the globe over the next week and a half. Food plays a key role in the traditions and practices of Chinese New Year and many of the dishes that are prepared are believed to bring good luck. Try ¬†some of the mouth-watering recipes below and begin the Year of the Dragon with an auspicious meal.

Chinese New Year Recipes for Good Luck – Huffington Post
I love all the recipes listed here. My favorites are the shrimp with mung bean, pot stickers, and lettuce wraps.  (The pot stickers are also taste great with canned or fresh crab meat). The ingredients are relatively easy to find in most grocery stores and the recipes very simple to execute.

Steamed Whole Fish for Chinese New Year – Boston Globe
This method of preparing fish is probably one of my all-time favorites. One of my former classmates in grad school was from Beijing and I had the privilege of having her prepare steamed fish for me. She didn’t use a whole fish but a sizable slab of fish. The steaming process really brings out the flavor of the fish and it’s an extremely healthy meal.

Stir- Fried Garlic Lettuce – WNYC
I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but definitely intrigued by the idea of stir-frying iceberg lettuce.

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