the appetizer:

Chinese cooking, like most of Asia, focuses first on a starch like rice or noodles, then adds an accompaniment of meat or seafood, rather than meat first, starch and vegetables second, as found in European-influenced cuisines. Recipes in China are as diverse as the language, with its 80,000 characters, and Chinese immigrants have brought this complex culinary heritage to almost every region of the world.



Chicken with Pine Nuts

2 large boned chicken breasts
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon rice wine
1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons oil
2 chile peppers, seeded, diced
1 teaspoon scraped ginger root
1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 teaspoons water
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
12 tender lettuce leaves, rinsed, drained

Remove skin from chicken breasts. Cut meat horizontally into paper-thin slices, then cut slices into shreds approximately 1/8 inch wide. Place chicken shreds in a bowl. Sprinkle on the cornstarch and toss until coated. Then add the egg white, salt, wine, and sugar. Toss well.

Place a wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and heat until just smoking. Add the chile peppers and stir fry for 1 minute. Remove with a spoon and place in a small bowl. Add remaining 3 tablespoons of oil and heat. Stir fry ginger for a few seconds, then add the chicken. Stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes until chicken if white and firm. Transfer chile peppers to wok. Give cornstarch mixture a stir and pour into the wok. Stir well, until all the ingredients are glossy. Transfer mixture to large serving platter and top with toasted pine nuts. To serve, chicken mixture is placed in center of lettuce leaf, which is rolled loosely.


Chinese Cuisines and Customs

Chinese and Lunar New Year Handbook

from Kate's Global Kitchen:

Chinese Cookbooks

Chinese Recipes


China on Wikipedia

Hong Kong on Global Gourmet's Destinations

More country Destinations


This page modified January 2007

The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page


Irish Recipes for
St. Patrick's Day

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share


Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks


Kitchen & Home


Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC



cat toysCatnip Toys

Gourmet Food, Cookbooks
Kitchen Gadgets & Gifts


Kitchen & Home