Christine's Recipes: Easy Chinese Recipes | Delicious Recipes

Thai Pork Curry

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No matter under what kind of weather, I love to have curry. If the weather is cold, curry helps warm up my body. If the weather is hot, curry can increase my appetite. This dish is so easy to make. A store-bought curry paste can help a lot. For making the sauce, simply stir in some coconut milk, then season with some fish sauce. In this sauce base, you can add any vegetables of your favourite and pork fillet. Then this delicious one-pan curry dish is finished. Sounds easy enough? It’s quite balanced. You’ll have veggies and protein to go with steamed rice.
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Pan-Fried Prawns with Milk and Egg Whites

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Having had the popular stir-fried prawns with eggs for countless times, I decided to detour and make a similar dish only with egg whites. The verdict was that I loved to pan-fry prawns with egg whites again and again. It’s tasty and nutritious. I sprinkled some fried crunchy bacon dices on top, adding a depth of flavour. This dish is quite small in size. You might like to double it up for your family. The leftover egg yolks can be used for making this dessert for wrapping up your dinner.
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Orange Chiffon Cake

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Oranges are my family’s staples. Chiffon cakes are my favourite snacks. Both of them come together to make a delightful dessert for my family.

To make chiffon cakes successfully, it’s not that difficult than I thought. All I need is to make sure the egg whites are properly beaten and folded in well into the batter. I’m particularly fond of its light-as-cotton texture. The chiffon cake is not too sweet, yet very fragrant and delicious. When it comes to making an orange cake, as fresh orange juice is to be added, it’s a good idea to taste the orange you’re going to use first and feel how sweet it is, as the sweetness of every orange is quite different. Then adjust the sugar yielded in the recipe accordingly. You might want to produce every cake with the same sweetness level every time. I recommend to use fresh orange juice with no sugar added, from supermarkets instead.
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Chicken Wings in BBQ Sauce

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While writing up this recipe and browsing these barbeque (BBQ) chicken wings, I was still salivating. What makes the homemade BBQ sauce special and good is that you can tailor-make the taste to suit your own palate. This BBQ sauce is perfect to my family’s liking. The acidity is just right to balance the saltiness and sweetness with a mild kick. This sauce is also very versatile, going so well with meats. This time I tried with chicken wings with satisfied results. I didn’t even want to waste any sauce in the bowl by mixing with some steamed rice for my dinner, making the fresh soft steamed rice tasted even better.
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Steamed Minced Pork with Preserved Mustard Greens

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Preserved mustard greens (called mui coi 梅菜 in Cantonese) don’t look appetizing before cooking. But it’s really tasty and perfectly pairing with meat. Steamed minced pork (ground pork) is a very popular homey dish in Chinese cooking that I grew up with. It’s one of my childhood favourite dishes throughout the year.

To make this steamed ground pork dish is pretty easy and straight forward. Simply mix all the ingredients together, then pop the plate in a wok or steamer to steam. But often times, the steamed pork will easily turn tough and dry after steaming. If you want to enjoy tender and moist steamed minced pork, it needs a bit of loving care. Below the recipe I share some tips that work for me. If you have any other tips, feel free to share in the comments.
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Spicy Baked Pork Loin Chops

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I love spicy food and tomato, yet never thought about combining these two things together until I came across a Chinese food magazine that was printed in the good old days (1980’s). It enticed me to try. The first time I put this spicy baked pork chops on our dining table, my daughter finished the most. Since then she asks me to make her this dish every now and then. She always starts with something like this, “Mom, you haven’t made spicy baked pork loin chops for a long time.” Actually, it’s just a few weeks ago, she did have one. Hmm….
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