Fast & Fresh Chinese recipes

In the mood for Chinese tonight? Cook up these flavorful and easy dishes, all ready in 30 minutes or less

Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Lo Mein

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Lo Mein

For a more surprising lo mein, use brussels sprouts instead of the typical bok choy or cabbage.

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Lo Mein

Chili Shrimp

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Chili Shrimp

Here, instead of deep-frying the shrimp, we’ve added puffed rice (less fat, but still crunchy). Need to feed more people? You can stretch this dish by adding any Asian-style slaw.

Recipe: Chili Shrimp

Chinese Long Beans with XO Sauce

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Chinese Long Beans with XO Sauce

Cut the long beans for easy serving, or keep them whole to symbolize longevity.

Recipe: Chinese Long Beans with XO Sauce

New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms

Long, slender clamshell mushrooms have a great creamy texture, but if you can’t find them, use small cremini or chanterelles.

Recipe: New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms

Shanghai Buck Cocktail

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; written by Amy Machnak

Shanghai Buck Cocktail

This cocktail makes for an instant hit at a Chinese New Year celebration. Skip the rum, and you’ve got a good virgin option.

Recipe: Shanghai Buck Cocktail

Chinese Scallops

Photo by Lisa Romerein; written by Amy Machnak

Chinese Scallops

These are great little appetizers, often called dim sum, but they could work as an entree if served over rice or noodles with steamed vegetables.

Recipe: Chinese Scallops

Pan-Steamed Asian Greens with Shiitake Sauce

Photo by James Carrier; written by Amy Machnak

Pan-Steamed Asian Greens with Shiitake Sauce

The sauce is the flavorful part of this side dish. It’s great on bok choy but would also be good with stir-fried mixed vegetables.

Recipes: Pan-Steamed Asian Greens with Shiitake Sauce

Asian Peanut Slaw with Pork

Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Asian Peanut Slaw with Pork

The fresh and crunchy texture of this slaw wins high marks. We served it with pork, but it would work with any Asian-themed party menu.

Recipe: Asian Peanut Slaw with Pork

Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Amy Machnak

Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup

This Asian-inspired hot pot is a comforting and flavorful meal in itself.

Recipe: Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup

Chinese Broccoli

Photo by James Carrier; written by Amy Machnak

Chinese Broccoli

Often called Kai-lan, and very similar to rapini or broccoli rabe but more subtle in flavor, Chinese broccoli is fantastic served simply with just a drizzle of soy sauce.

Recipe: Chinese Broccoli

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