Recipes: Chinese New Year

  • Updated: January 29, 2014 - 2:09 PM

Steamed Sea Bass With ginger and spring onion from "Every Grain of Rice" by Fuschia Dunlap.

Red-Braised Pork √

Serves 4 to 6 as part of Chinese meal.

Note: Pork belly would be traditional Chinese, but if you prefer a less fatty cut, use pork ribs or shoulder. Again, the traditional cooking method is on top of the burner, but this could be made in a 300-degree oven for convenience. Rice cooking wine can be found in some supermarkets and in Asian markets, or substitute medium-bodied sherry (or leave it out entirely). Star anise is found in the spice section of many supermarkets. Recipe is easily doubled.

1 1/4 lb. boneless pork belly, with skin, or shoulder (see Note)

• 2 tbsp. cooking oil

• 4 slices unpeeled ginger root

1 green onion, white part only, crushed slightly

2 tbsp. rice cooking wine (see Note)

2 c. plus 2 tbsp. chicken stock or water, plus more if needed

• 1 star anise (see Note)

• Cinnamon stick

• Dash of soy sauce

• 2 tbsp. sugar

• Salt, to taste

A few lengths of the green part of green onions, to garnish


Cut pork into 3/4 - to 1-inch chunks.

Pour oil into a seasoned wok over a high flame, followed by the ginger and onion, and stir-fry until you can smell their aromas. Add the pork and stir-fry for a couple of minutes more.

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