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Chinese Recipes With Nuts

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While nuts are high in calories, they are loaded with health benefits. Better still, recent studies suggest that a moderate consumption of nuts can actually help with weight control. Here are several Chinese and Asian-inspired recipes using different types of nuts.

1. Spiced Nuts

Walnut halves are coated with a mixture of five-spice powder, sugar, egg white and orange juice. This recipe has been reader-rated at 5 out of 5 stars.

2. Candied Walnuts

These sugary treats make a great snack and add something extra to salads or added in a stir-fry.

3. Honey Walnut Prawns

This popular Hong Kong dish pairs candied walnuts with shrimp in a mayonnaise-based sauce. This recipe has been reader-rated at 5 out of 5 stars.

4. Five–spice Peanuts

Peanuts, a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture, are glazed with sugar and five-spice powder.

5. Kung Pao Chicken

Peanuts add the final touch to this popular spicy Szechuan dish.

6. Peanut Sauce

With cilantro and mint.

7. Cashew Chicken

My favorite nut, cashews are high in antioxidants, contain heart-healthy oleic acid and are a good source of copper and magnesium.

8. Kung Pao Shrimp

Cashews replace peanuts in this variation on Kung Pao Chicken.

9. Vegetable Fried Rice

A nutritious side dish.

10. Peking Dust

In this fun Chinese dessert, fresh chestnuts are ground into fine pieces to represent the dust of the Mongolian dessert, and paired with whipped cream. Feel free to garnish Peking dust with maraschino cherries, candied fruit, or Candied Walnuts.

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