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.

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Stir Fried Bean Sprouts

1 pound fresh bean sprouts
3 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground Szechuan pepper

Rinse bean sprouts well, and drain; set aside

Meanwhile, heat oil in a work over medium-high heat. Add bean sprouts and quickly stir fry for a few seconds. Immediately add vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir fry for a few more seconds, then remove from heat. Serve immediately.


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This page modified January 2007