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Chinese cuisine includes styles originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world including most Asia nations. The history of Chinese cuisine in China stretches back for thousands of years and has changed from period to period and in each region according to climate, imperial fashions, and local preferences. Over time, techniques and ingredients from the cuisines of other cultures were integrated into the cuisine of the Chinese people due both to imperial expansion and from the trade with nearby regions in pre-modern times, and from Europe and the New World in the modern period. In addition, dairy is rarely—if ever—used in any recipes in the style.
The "Eight Culinary Cuisines" of China are Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan, and Zhejiang cuisines.The staple foods of Chinese cooking include rice, noodles, vegetables, and sauces and seasonings.

RECIPES:

Chow Mein Beef Recipe.

Free Recipe Chow Mein Beef.

Recipe Type: Free Beef Recipes. Recipe Preparation: boil. Cooking Temperature: . Recipe Serves: 4.

Ingredients for Chow Mein Beef Recipe.

3/4 lb Round/rump steak 1 tb Soy sauce 1 ts Salt 1 tb Sugar 8 ea Fresh mushrooms 1/2 lb Bean sprouts 6 oz Bamboo shoots (can) 3 ea Green onions (scallions) 1 ea Egg 2 c Beef stock 2 tb Cornstarch 1 ts Seseme oil 2 c Dried egg noodles 1 x Deep frying oil.

Chow Mein Beef Preparation.

Slice beef about 1 inch long 1/2 inch wide and as thin as possible. Mix the salt, sugar and soy sauce together and mix well, then ad the beef and marinate for at least one hour, longer for more flavor. Wash and slice the mushrooms, including stems. Slice the bamboo into thin strips; slice the scallions into 1 inch pieces; soak, rinse and drain the bean sprouts. In a seperate bowl, mix the cornstarch and beef stock together. Drain the beef reserving the marinade. Heat the seseme oil and stir fry the beef for 4 to 5 minutes. Ad the cornstarch mixture and remaining marinade, bring to a boil stirring constantly; ad the vegetables and simmer for 5 minutes longer. Cook noodles in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes; drain thoroughly. Deep fry as needed draining on absorbent paper. Beat the egg adding 1 tablespoon water and pour onto lightly oiled skillet. Make a small thin omelet and slice into thin strips. Place cooked noodles on hot dish, top with beef mixture and garnish with the strips of omelet.

Chow Mein Chicken Recipe.

Free Recipe Chow Mein Chicken.

Recipe Type: E Recipes. Recipe Preparation: boil. Cooking Temperature: . Recipe Serves: 8.

Ingredients for Chow Mein Chicken Recipe.

1 pk Fresh chinese noodles 1 Chicken breast; cut into -thin strips 1 tb Soy sauce 1 tb Rice wine 1 tb Cornstarch Bok choy or other greens, -such as spinach; thinly -sliced Bean sprouts; washed and -drained Celery; thinly sliced* Carrots; julienned* Shiitake mushrooms; -julienned* 1/3 c Soy sauce 1 tb Oyster sauce 1 tb Black bean paste** 1 pn Sugar.

Chow Mein Chicken Preparation.

* Optional **If possible, try to get the authentic kind sold in Chinese or Korean markets. These have the best flavor. But if all you can get a hold of is the supermarket variety, that”s all right. Or it can be omitted altogether, if there is none to be had in your area. 1. Cook the noodles in boiling water until done. Drain. 2. Marinade the meat in soy sauce, rice wine, and cornstartch for at least 30 minutes. 3. In a measuring cup, mix together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, black bean paste, and sugar. Set aside. 4. Heat a large wok on high. When the wok is smoking add the oil. Stir fry the vegetables briefly, in batches if necessary, and transfer to a bowl. 5. Reheat the wok and add more oil. Add the marinated chicken and stir fry until the meat is cooked. Add the soy sauce mixture in step 3 and cook until boiling. 6. Add the noodles and vegetables to wok and toss well to coat. Take off the heat. Note: It is important to have a good heat source to achieve good results in chinese cooking. I have found that ordinary kitchen stoves leave something to be desired when the recipe calls for stir frying over high heat. If possible, use an outdoor cooking device, such as propane gas stoves designed for outdoor cooking.

Pork Lo Mein

If Lo Mein noodles are not available, substitute a thin egg noodle.

Serves 4.

1 Tablespoon Soy sauce
1 teaspoon Sherry
1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
1/2 pound Pork loin, boneless, thinly sliced into 2" x 1" strips
8 ounces Lo mein noodles, dry
2 Tablespoons Oil
1 cup Chicken broth
2 Tablespoons Oyster sauce (bottled)
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

Whisk together the soy, sherry, garlic and cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Add the pork strips, cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cook the noodles until just tender. Drain and sit aside. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the pork and stir-fry quickly (about 3 minutes). Whisk together the broth, oyster sauce and corn starch. Stir into the pork. Toss in the cooked noodles. Cook until thickened (about 2 minutes). Serve warm.


Spicy Chicken With Fresh Water Chestnuts - Mati Jiding *

Famished one day while on a train trip from Hangzhou to Suzhou, we had to risk the dining car´s offering. To our surprise, we savored a dish of bits of chicken and water chestnuts in a spicy, very pleasing sauce. It is easy to make, as befits a dining car speciality.

Serves 4 as a part of a Chinese meal, or 2 as a single dish.

8 oz/225 g boneless chicken breast, skinned
1 egg white
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cornflour
8 oz/225 g water chestnuts, fresh or canned
4 fl oz/125 ml peanut oil
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 tsp finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger root
1 tbsp chili bean sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp rice wine or dry sherry
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sesame oil

Cut the chicken into 1/2 in/12 mm dice. Combine it with the egg white, salt and cornflour in a small bowl and put the mixture into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. If you are using fresh water chestnuts, peel them. If you are using canned water chestnuts, drain them well and rinse in cold water. Coarsley chop the water chestnuts.
Heat a wok or large frying pan until hot and add the oil. When it is moderately hot, add the diced chicken and stir well to keep it from sticking. When the chicken pieces turn white, about 2 minutes, quickly drain the chicken and all the oil into a stainless steel colander set in a bowl.
Clean the wok or pan and reheat. Return 2 tablespoons of oil to the wok, add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Then add the water chestnuts, chili bean sauce, soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, sugar and salt and continue to stir-fry for 1 minute. Return the chicken to the wok and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Add the sesame oil, give the mixture a final stir, and serve at once.


Stewed Chicken With Smoked Ham Knuckle - Huo Zhong Dun Ji Tang *

The nutritious, the medicinal and the flavorful are often joined in Chinese cuisine. Pig´s trotters and chicken are both believed to be good for the blood and circulation. The warming richness of this stew is good for whatever may ail you. It can be made ahead of time as it reheats perfectly.

Serves 4-6 as part of a Chinese meal, or 4 as a single dish.

1 1/2 lb/700 g smoked ham knuckle
4 slices fresh ginger root
4 whole spring onions
2 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
1 tsp salt
3 pints/1.7 litres water
3 1/2 lb/1.6 - 1.8 kg chicken
1 lb Cchinese cabbage
4 slices fresh ginger root
4 spring onions, white parts only
3 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
1 tsp salt
salt and pepper

Have your butcher cut the ham knuckle in 4 pieces. Wash the pieces in cold running water until cleaned. Place them in a bowl, cover completely with cold water, and soak for 8 hours or overnight.
Place the pieces of ham knuckle in a large pot of boiling water and blanch for 5 minutes. Remove them and drain well. Discard the water and wash the pot thoroughly. Put the ham, ginger, whole onions, rice wine or sherry, salt and water in the pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn the heat to low, cover, and slowly cook for 1 hour.
Cut the chicken into quarters and blanch them in a large pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
Cut the Chinese cabbage into thick 1 x 3 in/25 mm x 7.5 cm strips. When the meat is tender, add the chicken and cabbage, then add the second batch of ginger, onions, rice wine or sherry, and salt. Cover and cook over low heat for another hour. Skim off all surface fat and remove the ginger and onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into a large bowl and serve at once. Category: Poultry.


Yunnan Steamed Pot Chicken - Qiguo Ji *

The original version of this recipe calls for white Chinese fungus which is rarely available in the West. Tto make it we use a Yunnan ceramic steam pot, a squat, round, lidded vessel with an internal spout that allows steam to circulate but not to escape. Steaming in a covered heat-proof casserole for 2 hours will do almost as well. The steaming broth gently bathes the chicken pieces in a rich and flavorful atmosphere that permeates the meat. Chicken steamed this way produces a superior clear soup enriched by condensation of the natural juices of the bird. Serve the soup accompanied by a platter of chicken with dipping sauces.

Serves 4-6 as part of a Chinese meal, or 4 as a single dish.

4 lb/1.8 kg chicken, cut into pieces
1 tsp salt
6 slices of fresh ginger root
2 spring onions, cut into 2in/5 cm pieces
1 1/4 pints/700 ml chicken stock
2 tbsp rice wine

Dipping sauces:

light soy sauce
chili bean sauce
chopped spring onions

Blanch the chicken for 3 minutes in a large pot of boiling water. Remove the chicken and rinse thoroughly in cold running water. Place the chicken pieces around the Yunnan pot or on a rack set into a heat-proof casserole. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt, and scatter the ginger pieces and onions over the top. Pour in the chicken stock and rice wine or cherry. Cover and gently steam for 2 hours, replenishing the hot water from time to time if needed. Remove the ginger and onion pieces. With a spoon, skim off all the surface fat. Ladle the soup into a tureen, and pass the chicken on a platter with the selection of dipping sauces. Category: Poultry.



* = Brought to you by the Chinese super cook Ken Hom.

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