Celebrate the Lunar New Year with these tasty recipes. We've rounded up our favorites that are sure to bring flavor and joy to your celebration.
1. Mini Shrimp and Cilantro Dumplings with XO Sauce
From the mouthwatering XO sauce to the delicious shrimp dumplings, there's nothing not to love about this simple recipe. Each bite of these mini dumplings will leave you wanting more.
2. Chinese Broccoli with Garlic Ginger Miso
Gai lan, also known as Chinese Broccoli, is a favorite vegetable for celebrating the Lunar New Year. Since its vibrant, leafy greens symbolize wealth in the year ahead, all the more reason to eat your vegetables. Similar in flavor to regular broccoli, gai lan has a slightly bitter note which pairs wonderfully with the zesty accents of ginger, garlic and toasted sesame.
3. Crispy Potstickers
The traditions associated with the Chinese Lunar New Year are full of auspicious meanings. Following a set of customs passed down over generations, many families welcome health, wealth and good relationships for the coming year. Among many symbolic dishes, potstickers are served by the plateful and eaten with family. Whether steamed, fried or with any number of fillings, they symbolize prosperity and riches, as the dumplings themselves resemble gold ingots.
4. Chinese Almond Cookies
No Chinese New Year celebration is complete without dessert. These almond cookies are simple, making it the perfect ending to a vibrant Asian feast. Crisp, yet melt-in-your-mouth, buttery cookies have a subtle, yet distinct almond flavor. Plus, according to Chinese tradition, they will bring you good fortune in the coming year since they symbolize coins - so eat up!
5. Spicy Beef and Basil Dumplings
Hearty and delicious beef dumplings are the perfect comfort food. These plump pockets of goodness are packed full of aromatic basil flavor and are just as fun to make as they are to eat!