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China: Eggplant with Hot Garlic Sauce

4-6 Chinese or Japanese eggplants

1 t chopped fresh ginger 1 T chopped fresh garlic( I use 4-6 cloves, as I really like garlic) 1 T Hot bean paste 2 T soysauce (adjust down for sodium restriction) 1 t sugar (or sucanat) 1 t salt (again, adjust for low sodium version) 1/2 cup soup stock […]

China: Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

3 md Broccoli stalks; fresh 3 tb Peanut oil 1/2 ts Salt 6 tb Oyster sauce 1 ts Sugar 1 ts Tapioca starch 1/4 c Water Sesame seed oil (Drops) 1 ts Soy sauce; Light

Wash broccoli and drain in a sieve. Cut the tops into flowerets. Make stalks into match sticks about 3 inches […]

China: Bok Choy with Bacon Sauce

2 tb Sugar 2 tb Vinegar 2 tb Worcestershire sauce 1/4 c Chili sauce 6 sl Bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 tb Cooking oil 3 c Chopped bok choy

Combine first five ingredients in a saucepan; simmer 5 minutes. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet. Add bok choy; stir fry until crisp tender. […]

China: Szechuan Shrimp

1 pound Shrimp — shelled in half lengthwise — rinsed and patted d substitute raw — chicken cubed 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine — or dry sherry 1 teaspoon Soy sauce 2 tablespoons Flour 1 tablespoon Cornstarch 1 Egg — lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda


1 teaspoon Ginger root — […]

China: Shrimp with Chili and Garlic Sauce


4 tb Cornstarch 1/4 c Flour 1 ts Baking powder 1/2 c Water 1/2 ts Salt 1 Egg 1 Egg white 2 tb Salt 1 1/2 lb Shrimp; peeled and deveined 2 c Peanut oil, for deep-frying


1 1/2 tb Peanut oil 5 Dried chiles; halved 3 tb Finely sliced garlic 1 ts […]

China: Deep Fried Shrimp Balls

1 lb Shrimp, cleaned & deveined 2 Bacon strips 4 Water chestnuts -OR 1/2 md Onion Salt Pepper 1 Egg, beaten 2 tb Corn starch Oil for deep frying

Mince shrimp, bacon, onion or water chestnuts together until fine. Place mixture in bowl. Remove crusts from bread. Dice bread into very fine cubes. Place cubes […]

China: Sweet & Sour Sauce

2 tb Oil, peanut 2 ts Garlic, minced 2 ts Ginger, minced 1 c Water 1 c Vinegar 1 c Sugar 1 c Ketchup 2 tb Cornstarch 2 tb Water 1/2 ts Salt

Heat the oil in a wok and add garlic, ginger, water, vinegar, sugar and ketchup.

Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and […]

Chinese Duck Sauce

1 lb Plums halved and pitted 1 lb Apricots halved and pitted 1 1/4 c Cider vinegar 3/4 c Water 1 c Cider vinegar 1 c Firmly packed brown sugar 1 c White sugar 1/2 c Lemon juice 1/4 c Chopped ginger 1 sm Onion sliced 1 (or more) serrano, seeded -and chopped 2 sm […]

Chinese Mustard Sauce

1 c Boiling water 1 c Dry mustard 4 tb Soy sauce 1/4 c Vegetable oil

Combine boiling water, soy sauce, and dry mustard. Whisk together until a smooth paste is formed. Mix well. Slowly add oil to create a smooth paste.

Note: A little sesame oil, or other flavored oils, may be admixed in […]

Chinese Barbequed Pork

3 pounds boneless pork butt Marinade: 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon bean sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1 teaspoon fivespice powder Basting Glaze: 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup boiling water

Cut the pork butt in half, then slice each half […]