Lamb is cut across the grain, making it extra tender, then stir-fried with asparagus in a flavorful sauce. This easy Lamb Stir-fry includes a nutritional breakdown.
More Stir-fry Lamb Recipes:
- Mongolian Lamb With Spring Onions (also called scallions or green onions)
- Mongolian Lamb
(a slightly different recipe)
California Asparagus and Lamb Stir-fry photo, Copyright © by the California Asparagus Commission, licensed to About.com, Inc
Got leftover ham from Easter dinner? Put it to use in these Chinese recipes using leftover ham. For example, Winter Melon Soup is made with ham and sweet winter melon, available year-round at Asian markets. (If winter melon is unavailable, you can substitute a whole cucumber). For a quick and easy meal during the week, try Curried Turkey (or Ham) Dinner: the recipe calls for cooked turkey but cooked ham can be substituted. And of course, there is always fried rice. Here is a basic fried rice recipe, made with cooked ham, peas and seasoned with oyster sauce. For something a bit more fancy, try Shrimp Fried Rice, made with shrimp, cooked ham and two types of onion.
Chinese Creamed Cabbage photo, Copyright © by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc
Still stuck for ideas for Easter brunch or dinner? Here are a few suggestions:
- Egg Foo Yung - deep-frying the Egg Foo Yung gives it a light texture
- Egg Foo Yung Cooking Tips and Recipes - more ideas
- Scrambled Eggs With Shrimp
- Tomato Scrambled Eggs
- Honey Ham
- Baked Pork Leg
- Mongolian Lamb
- Peking Duck
- Tea Smoked Duck
- Asian Lamb Hotpot - a different idea for Easter dinner
- Tea Eggs
- Glazed Carrots - an easy side dish, with five-spice powder
- Easter Nest Treats - a fun table decoration made with chow mein noodles and melted chocolate, from Donna Pilato, About.com Guide to Entertaining.
It's true that nothing beats the appearance and texture of Szechuan dry-fried green beans. Still, steaming the beans lets them retain more of their nutrients. In this Easy Green Bean recipe, green beans are steamed and then tossed with the same spicy sauce you find in dry-fried green beans. Toasted sesame seeds add the final touch.
Tortilla wraps, coleslaw mix and chicken take the place of pork and pancakes in this quick and easy variation on traditional Mu Shu Pork. It's a good choice for busy weeknights or when you're planning a picnic or other gathering and want a meal that's easy to transport. Leftovers taste great for lunch the next day. Moo Shu Chicken Wraps Recipe.
More Chicken Recipes.
Despite its name, this popular, easy to make dish with stir-fried vermicelli noodles seasoned with curry powder probably originated in Hong Kong. Singapore Noodles Recipe
When preparing this simple but tasty dish I try to vary the vegetables each time, depending on what is at hand. Sometimes I add carrots; other times I add strips of green, red and orange bell peppers (shown in the photo) for extra color. Serve Curry Shrimp with plain hot cooked rice or steamed scented rice for a complete meal for two.
Curry Shrimp photo © copyright 2006 by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc.
The Chinese greens are bok choy, the most popular vegetable in Chinese cooking. Like other dark green leafy vegetables, bok choy has numerous nutritional benefits: in addition to being a good source of calcium and iron it is high in Vitamins A and C. Better still, it is low in carbs, fat and calories. Serve Shrimp With Spicy Chinese Greens over cooked rice for a complete meal.
Shrimp With Spicy Chinese Greens photo, Copyright © 2009 by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc
Hoisin sauce adds its own special flavor to this easy recipe for Cashew Chicken, rated by readers at five out of five stars. Feel free to load up on the cashews if desired!
Got Leftover Cashews? Try These Recipes:
Looking for a quick and easy dish to serve this weekend? This recipe for Kung Pao Chicken gets most of its heat from chili bean sauce (no work chopping fresh red chili peppers or worries about chili pepper burns!). Chili bean sauce is available at Chinese and Asian markets. Want to serve the dish with something alcoholic? Our About.com Guide to Cocktails has provided several recommendations for pairing Kung Pao Chicken with alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine and cocktails.