Bitter Melon Lamb Stir Fry aka 苦瓜羊肉 – who would’ve thought something bitter could be yummy? Not me when I was a child, but now as an adult, I appreciate the unique flavors of this dish. Plus, apparently bitter melon goes very well with slices of lamb!
Chinese Steamed Spare Ribs (aka 豉汁蒸排骨) – This classic Chinese dish is made with fermented black beans aka douchi. This ingredient adds a delicious flavor to the gently browned and then steamed spare ribs!
Chinese Shredded Pork with Peppers – Marinated shredded pork stir fried with peppers is a delicious way to get some protein and veggies for lunch or dinner!
This is the way my mom makes Chinese Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs (aka “Tang Cu Pai Gu” 糖醋排骨) ! It’s a very tasty dish that goes very well with white rice. If you’re looking for the American sweet and sour pork version, this is not yet, but this is just as tasty, if not …
The trick to having delicious meat? Marinade! I learned from my mom that she pretty much marinades most meat she stir fries with prior to cooking, even if it’s just 15 minutes. It really does flavor the food, this Stir Fry Steak Marinade is one of the ones we use!
Shiitake Mushrooms Stir Fry with Peppers – I absolutely love simple stir fries like this dish. It’s easy to make but also incredibly flavorful! I use fresh shiitake mushroom and green peppers, but you can use other types of bell peppers as you prefer also.
I absolutely love adding chili oil to most things I’m cooking or eating. Sometimes it’s because I love the spicy kick of it and other times it’s just because it adds an additional flavor profile to the dish! Turns out it’s not super hard to make chili oil at home if you prefer some homemade …