Longevity Noodles with Chicken, Ginger, and Mushrooms

This dish is traditionally eaten for Chinese New Year. Everything is cut long to symbolize longevity, hence the name. This version is adapted from “Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge” by Grace Young. Please note, this recipe uses fresh noodles; if using dried follow package instruction and it will take longer to make.

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Chinese Mustard Glazed Shrimp

These shrimps are glazed with the Chinese mustard that comes in those little packets. No, you don’t have to save one or steal one. They are simply made with dry mustard and water. And they’re hot. I mean hot. Prepared mustard has lots of other ingredients to temper the heat of dry mustard. Okay, this recipe tempers the heat with some sweet. Corn syrup and duck sauce to be exact. Actually, duck sauce comes in another of those little packets, but buy the jar!

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Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

This is a recipe for crispy chicken wings, flavored with toasted salt and pepper, garlic, and hot peppers. The recipe is best with dried Sichuan peppercorns, but since they are hard to come by, use whatever you have.                            

salt and pepper chicken

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