Scallion Pancakes for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year falls on Sunday, February 10, as we usher in the year of the snake. Despite our Chinese surname, our family doesn’t have a tradition of celebrating this important Chinese holiday. But we might cook up a few Chinese dishes, just to feel connected.
It you’re putting together a New Year menu in celebration, try this Scallion Pancake recipe from Andrew Hunter, for starters. He shows busy families how to shortcut the prep time by using flour tortillas instead of making the pancakes from scratch.
You can replicate this dish by just watching my demo of his recipe, but if you’d like actual ingredient amounts, you’ll find the recipe on Andrew’s original blog post.
Then pick and choose from among our easy Special Fork recipes to round out your meal.
- Steeped Chicken with Fresh Ginger-Onion Sauce from Linda Anusasananan is easy and ensures moist chicken breasts every time.
- Cumin Beef with Celery from Zoe McLaughlin is an uncommon stir-fry, featuring cumin seeds and celery leaves.
- Velvet Chicken and Cashews, a recipe developed by Katie Barreira, uses a simple velveting technique to keep chicken juicy.
- Apricot Spare Ribs is my no-fuss recipe, made by marinating pork ribs, roasting and then glazing with apricot jam.
- Stir-Fried Shrimp with Snow Peas, demonstrated by Amy Jacobs, is a classic stir-fry that’s quick and easy.
- Chinese Egg Custard Tarts from Marilyn Hunter is traditionally a dim sum dessert but why not make it the sweet ending to your Chinese-inspired dinner?
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year!
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