Spicy salt and pepper shrimp makes an excellent appetizer or main meal. The deep-fried shrimp shells turn a wonderful orange color, and have a crunchy texture, while the spicy seasoning adds extra flavor. Leaving the shells on protects the shrimp meat inside, so that it tastes very tender. But don't worry - eating the shells is strictly optional!
More Stir-fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp - a lighter, stir-fry version, with a nutritional breakdown
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Chinese chicken salad is a great recipe when you want to serve something that is quick and easy to make. The only thing that takes any time is baking and shredding the chicken breast, and you can do that earlier in the day. Mandarin oranges make a nice contrast in texture and color to the salad greens and chow mein noodles. The salad is topped with a flavorful rice vinegar dressing.
Chinese Chicken Salad photo © copyright 2006 by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Egg Foo Yung is classic comfort food, bringing together eggs, bean sprouts, mushrooms and other vegetables under a warming gravy made with chicken broth. It's perfect for lazy, late morning breakfasts, light suppers, or a midnight snack. Several readers have given this recipe for Stir-fry Egg Foo Yung 5 out of 5 stars.
Nothing fancy here - just a quick and easy stir-fry that pairs marinated strips of beef with crunchy snow peas. This easy Beef With Snow Peas stir-fry recipe has been reader-rated at 5 out of 5 stars.
Celebrate Derby Day With Bourbon Chicken
Saturday, May 4th, is the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Looking for the perfect recipe to celebrate Kentucky Derby Day? Southern US and Asian Cuisine come together in this recipe for chicken thighs that are marinated overnight in good bourbon whiskey, soy sauce, fresh ginger and garlic and other ingredients. The recipe calls for baking the marinated chicken, or it can be grilled if your race day plans include an outdoor barbecue. Enjoy Bourbon Chicken on Kentucky Derby Day, or any day of the week!
Tender strips of marinated flank steak lend flavor to heating rice in this recipe that has been rated at five out of five stars. Beef Fried Rice Recipe
Beef Fried Rice photo © by Rhonda Parkinson, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Quick Sea Scallops Stir-fry
Debbie gave this recipe 4 out of 5 stars and writes that it is "easy to prepare (if you purchase pre-cut vegetables it would be a "breeze"). My husband absolutely loved it! We will definitely have it many times, and will try it with chicken and shrimp to compare with the scallops." This Sea Scallops Recipe is from the Calorie Control Council, and includes a nutritional breakdown.
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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.
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While chili sauce is available in most major groceries, homemade chili sauce will have a more intense flavor. Made with fresh red Jalapeno chilies and Chinese red rice vinegar (available at Chinese/Asian markets), this chili sauce recipe comes courtesy of Dave DeWitt, an author and renowned expert on chile peppers and other fiery foods. Besides using chili sauce in stir-fry dishes, he suggests adding a small amount to soups or even sprinkling it over cooked rice.