Quick Chinese New Year Recipes

Gung hay fat choy! Celebrate with these flavorful and easy dishes, all ready in 30 minutes or less.

Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Lo Mein
Brussels Sprouts and Shiitake Lo Mein
For a more surprising lo mein, use brussels sprouts instead of the typical bok choy or cabbage.
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Chili Shrimp
Chili Shrimp
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.
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Chinese Long Beans with XO Sauce
Chinese Long Beans with XO Sauce
Cut the long beans for easy serving, or keep them whole to symbolize longevity.
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New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms
New York Steak with Clamshell Mushrooms
Long, slender clamshell mushrooms have a great creamy texture, but if you can't find them, use small cremini or chanterelles.
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Shanghai Buck Cocktail
Shanghai Buck Cocktail
This cocktail makes for an instant hit at a Chinese New Year celebration. Skip the rum, and you've got a good virgin option.
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Chinese Scallops
Chinese Scallops
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.
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Pan-Steamed Asian Greens with Shiitake Sauce
Pan-Steamed Asian Greens with Shiitake Sauce
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.
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Asian Peanut Slaw with Pork
Asian Peanut Slaw with Pork
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.
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Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup
Chinese Pork and Asparagus Soup
This Asian-inspired hot pot is a comforting and flavorful meal in itself.
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Chinese Broccoli
Chinese Broccoli
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.
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