In the mood for Chinese tonight? Cook up these flavorful and easy dishes, all ready in 30 minutes or less
For a more surprising lo mein, use brussels sprouts instead of the typical bok choy or cabbage.
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Lo Mein
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
Cut the long beans for easy serving, or keep them whole to symbolize longevity.
Recipe: Chinese Long Beans with XO Sauce
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
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
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
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
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
This Asian-inspired hot pot is a comforting and flavorful meal in itself.
Recipe: Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup
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