14 Recipes to Celebrate the Lunar New Year 2021

On February 12th, Asian cultures will celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New year. It’s a time to herald abundance of all sorts, including health and prosperity. To beckon the good from the upcoming Year of the Ox, why not join them by indulging in traditional lucky foods, among them pork, scallions, noodles, and fish, preferably prepared in its entirety.

Chinese Pork Meatballs

The chewiness of rice, the sweetness of pork, the easiness of a made-for-weeknight recipe, and the loveliness of Asian flavors such as ginger, scallion, and sesame.
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Szechuan Spice-Rubbed Pork

For this embarrassingly easy roast, a tingling rub of Szechuan pepper, black pepper, and nutmeg (yes, nutmeg) coats pork butt or loin before it's roasted to tender incredibleness.
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Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions

5 ingredients. 15 minutes. And dinner is done.
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Salt-Baked Red Snapper ~ Lubina a la Sel

Bury a whole snapper in a heap of wet salt. Shove it in the oven. Then forget about it. Your reward for so little effort? The sweetest, most tender fish you'll ever experience.
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Pork Dumplings

Pork dumplings with a filling that's ethereally light and fluffy. You'll never guess the secret ingredient.
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Hot and Sour Soup

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we've ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it's on the table in just 20 minutes.
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Chinese Roast Pork

Crisp, crackling BBQ pork belly just like what you find in Chinatown. Like most Chinese barbecue, It's impossibly tender, slightly sweet, and surprisingly easy to make at home.
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Sesame-Peanut Noodles

These gooey, slurpy, peanut butter-y wonders are the true test of a Chinese restaurant's worthiness. Although now you don't have to leave it to chance. You can simply make them at home.
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Chairman Mao’s Red Braised Pork

An authentic Chinese dish that's so sticky, so sweet, and so good, we've affectionately dubbed it "pork candy."
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Spicy Chungking Pork

A classic Chinese Sichuan recipe, this stir-fry douses tender pork with a spicy brown sauce fragrant with ginger and garlic.
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Curried Pork Ramen

A truly slurp-worthy and Instagram-able bowl of noodles that'll satiate any ramen craving.
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Authentic Vietnamese Pho

Here's how to make the exquisitely nuanced and awesomely slurpable Vietnamese beef and rice noodle soup known as pho.
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Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don't call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you'd ever imagine.
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Thai Basil Pork

A little spicy, salty, and sweet and altogether satisfying. Your latest weeknight salvation when you need dinner pronto but you want something that's not predictable or boring.
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Comments

  1. Hi, just wanted to let you know the picture and the blurb for the Szechuan Spiced-Rubbed Pork do not match. The blurb says “pork butt” the picture shows a roast loin. The recipes, as written, says either.

    Thought you should know. But it tasted amazing!

    1. I’m delighted that you enjoyed it, Deborah! And thanks for pointing that out. I’ve updated the recipe blurb to clarify that either can be used.

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