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704 – Traditional Chinese Wonton

Traditional Chinese Wonton

This is a simple recipe for wonton with pork filling. Deep-fry or boil in soup as desired.
4 Servings

Ingredients:

1/2 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 or 2 eggs
½ tsp sea salt
1 teaspoon canola oil or sesame oil
Pinch of Szechuan pepper powder* or black pepper powder
2 spring onion, chopped
Wonton wrappers, 1 package or as needed

Mix the ground pork with the minced ginger, eggs, salt, oil and pepper powder.
Take one wonton skin. Place the filling in the center.

Fold into a triangle. Dampen the corners. Cross one end over to the opposite side and press. Check to see that there are no places the filling can leak out. (This part is a little tricky and may take some practice before you can form a nice looking wonton.)

Pork, Peppers & Pickle Stir-Fry

This is a healthy colorful dish, popular in southwest China. You’ll feel happy after you eat it.
4 Servings

Ingredients:

1/2 pound lean pork, sliced
1 green, 1 yellow and 1 red pepper, sliced
1 small package Szechuan pickled vegetable *
1 teaspoon sliced ginger
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 tablespoon Chinese spicy bean paste*
1 pinch Szechuan pepper*
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons canola oil

In a bowl combine the pork with ginger, garlic, corn starch, bean paste, Szechuan pepper and salt.
In a wok or pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the mixed pork and cook 1 minute over high heat, stirring frequently until you smell garlic aroma. Add peppers and pickle. Cook 2 minutes.
Serve over rice.

Bok Choy & Mushroom Stir-Fry

This is a simple dish with high nutritional content.
4 Servings

Ingredients:

2 bok choy clusters, chopped
2 large mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced
Pinch Szechuan pepper*
1 dry red pepper
¼ teaspoon salt

In a wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, Szechuan pepper, dry red pepper, until you smell garlic aroma. Stir in bok choy and mushrooms, stirring frequently. Cook 2 minutes.
Serve over rice.

* Available in most Asian markets.

Mei Li Trapasso

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