With the colour red representing prosperity and happiness, red dishes are often cooked during Lunar New Year. The pork is firstly blanched with aromats and then cooked slowly in a sticky soy based sauce. The result is melt-in-the-mouth pork, full of flavour, the perfect balance of savoury, spice and sweet.
There's nothing quite like Crispy Chinese Pork Belly and with Lunar New Year around the corner, there's no better time to give it a go. This recipe requires very few ingredients and in a couple of simple steps, you're rewarded with the most crispy, puffy skin and tender and flavoursome pork. Serve it alongside rice and some stir fried greens and you're set!
Spring rolls are a common dish to be found during Lunar New Year as they resemble gold bars which symbolise wealth. The filling is very simple and full of flavour! They're best deep fried with a squeeze of citrus and dipped in soy or sweet chilli sauce. Spring rolls are a great recipe to get the whole family involved in - one where you can make the filling and then sit around a table and fold them together!
There's something particularly meditative about sitting down and folding dumplings, which is exactly the type of past time that we're all currently looking for right now. The filling for these potstickers is very simple, including pork, cabbage and garlic chives. Getting the folding right can take some practise, but if you're struggling, just folding them into half moons will work well too!
Lunar New Year is around the corner, so Liv from the office has shared her recipe for Pork Belly Pancakes! Crispy crackling and tender pork wrapped in a delicate pancake with spring onion, cucumber, coriander and hoisin, the perfect way to start your Lunar New Year feast.
For some, roasting a whole chicken can be a tad daunting, but we’re here to guide you through some simple steps so that you can cook a succulent and golden roast chook every time. There's a thousand and one ways to roast a chicken and everyone has their method, but this is a simple and foolproof method that you can alter to suit whatever your preferences may be!
If you've got leftover rice from dinner the night before, an overly satisfying and delicious way of using it, is turning it into fried rice! We've used a ham hock in this classic Chinese dish, which adds a wonderful smokiness as well as deep umami flavour.
Turn your classic pork roast into a whole new dish by adding just a few simple spices. The pork shoulder is the hero of this recipe which works well due to its marbled meat, keeping it moist and tender and providing tonnes of flavour. It uses soy, garlic, ginger, star anise and cinnamon, cooked in a delectable sauce that you can pour over the roast once it's cooked.
A one dish kind of meal, that is nothing short of delicious! Coming together in under twenty minutes, it's healthy, flavoursome and allows you to use whatever veg you might have lying in your fridge. Perfect for those busy weeknights, providing a comforting meal for the entire fam. With our pork mince coming it at $12, it's also a budget friendly meal, so yes you better add this recipe to your regular routine!
We’re often asked “what should I cook with lamb ribs?”. The answer is Sichuan ribs, a mouth-numbing taste sensation. This Gourmet Traveller recipe is a steam first, stir fry second method that gives you succulent, juicy ribs without the need for slow cooking.