Red Pepper Flakes/Cayenne

8 Chinese Recipes with Red Pepper Flakes/Cayenne

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Shanghai dumplings, stir-fry dishes, chow mein, noodles, stinky tofu, and Dongpo pork. The list goes on and on and your choice of dishes in endless. Watch and learn to make amazing Chinese dishes and share with the people you love!Sweet and Sour Pork by Linda Anusasananan
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1. Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry
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In this homestyle version of sweet and sour pork, Linda Anusasananan transforms a restaurant favorite into a light and refreshing meal perfect for anytime of the year. This traditional Chinese dish can be served as a main course or a part of any multi-course meal.
2. Spicy Sichuan Green Beans with Ground Pork
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In restaurants, Sichuan green beans are typically deep-fried in oil. Linda’s simplified home recipe skips deep-frying for a healthier version of this classic dish. The beans are stir-fried until browned and blistered, then cooked with lively seasonings. With the large quantity of red chiles, the dish looks scorching hot. In fact, if you shake most of the seeds out of chiles, the effect of the chiles is relatively mild. The preserved vegetable or fermented black beans add an authentic, slightly fermented flavor, but is not essential. Omit the pork for a vegetarian version.
3. Special Fried Rice Recipe
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This is always a common and popular choice when ordering from a chinese menu and we thought we'd share our version of this favourite that you can recreate at home.
4. Crispy Shrimp Chow Mein Recipe
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There is nothing better than prawns coated with something crispy. Usually its breadcrumbs, but we're using prawn crackers... a double whammy of prawn! We also crisp them up in the oven...much healthier than deep frying :) Our prawns are served with wok fried noodles and crunchy veg!
5. Easy Kung Pao Chicken
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This classic Chinese dish features a dark and pungent sauce, spiked with chiles, glazed chunks of chicken and crunchy peanuts. Break the chiles in half and shake out the seeds to remove some of their fire or leave the seeds in if you like it very hot. Sichuan peppercorns, aka wild pepper or prickly ash, adds a woody, citrusy aroma and tingly numbing sensation. Watch this Grokker Premium video to see Hakka Chinese chef Linda Lau Anusasananan's demonstration of how to prepare this delicious spicy Sichuan favorite.
6. Best General Tso's Chicken Recipe
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General Tso's Chicken is a delicious dish you'll find at most Chinese restaurants--and you can make the very same dish in your own kitchen at home. The chicken in this recipe is baked instead of deep fried, which is a little healthier and a lot less messier, if you're into that kinda thing.
7. General Tso's Chicken
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Ubiquitous in North American Chinese restaurants, General Tso's Chicken often involves deep-fried chicken served with a sweet and spicy sauce that has a sodium content rivalling the Dead Sea. Tangy, spicy, and infused with crispy vegetables, this reincarnation is much lighter and fresher tasting. Making General Tso's Chicken at home is also much easier and quicker than you'd think!
8. Low Fat General Tso's Chicken
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In this video, April prepares a light version of the popular Chinese take out dish, General Tso's Chicken. It is cooked with very little fat or sugar, but it still tastes fantastic! Next time you are craving take out, give this dish a try!s.
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