Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chinese Take-In Recipes


My husband and son love Chinese food, so tomorrow I am going to try it at home for a change. I've made fried rice in the past, but I'm still looking for that perfect restaurant style recipe.

Recipes from RecipeZaar:

Fried Rice using sesame seed oil. 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bourbon Chicken
, fattening, but the hubby likes it. 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'll update this post with the results. : ) I still need to get some sesame seed oil which apparently is the key to the authentic taste for these dishes.

Here is the recipe for one of my favorites, but this will be for another night, Hunan Chicken.

Update: The Bourbon chicken was incredibly easy and very good! I used half the sugar to help with the calories, so it was more spicey than sweet. I added more ginger than mentioned in the recipe. This is such a wonderful base which can be adjusted. I can see myself using this for many dishes.

The fried rice was okay. It needed more, so next time I'll add garlic and more veggies. It was just a little dry and bland, but I used it as a base for the Bourbon chicken.

Leftovers: Yummy, this bourbon chicken tastes even better the second day after it's been sitting in it's juices. I had a little over a salad of dark greens with a bit of salad dressing and it was wonderful!

2 comments:

Aussie Therese said...

I look forward to reading your review Alexandra. The bourbon Chicken especially.

I have used a lot of Recipe Zaar recipes and those with high stars usually are pretty good.

Alexandra said...

They do have some neat recipes. This one is a keeper. I just need to doctor up the fried rice a bit.