“Chinese” Food

The reason for the “quotations” in the title is because although this is what WE consider to be Chinese food, I’m not sure that these dishes even exist in China….ALL of the below are from Paleo Takeout….I’m obsessed.

first recipe – Sweet and Sour Pork;

Starting with the sauce in a saucepan combine

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 ginger
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper (I always use black)

Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low so that it gently simmers as you prep everything else.

With the pork (or chicken) in bite sized chunks, dip into a bowl of

  • 1/4 cup tapioca powder
  • salt
  • pepper

take the starchy pieces and dip them in beaten egg, shaking off excess and adding to pan of hot coconut oil.

Cook until all is crispy. Because we were making more than one dish, I put the cooked pork on a paper towel lined plate in a warm oven and combined with sauce at the end when everything else was also ready.

second recipe – Pancit;

  • fat of choice
  • chicken cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • vermicelli
  • raw shrimp peeled
  • 6 green onions
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 pepper
  • juice of 1 lime

  Cook the chicken and set aside.  In sauce pan bring chicken broth to a boil, then reduce heat. Add the vermicelli, simmer until most of the broth has been absorbed (about 6 min).

  Cook the prawns, onions, carrot and celery….(my carrot and celery accidentally got used elsewhere so I had to omit them haha) once prawns are pink in color add the cooked chicken back into the pan.   Add tamari, fish sauce, salt and pepper. Then add all this to the pot with the vermicelli, remove from heat and cover for 10 mins, toss with lime juice right before serving. I then also tossed the cooked pork with the sweet and sour sauce. While I was doing all of this Rob was making a veggie dish, I don’t know exactly what he did but he took a sauce recipe from something in the dish and used it over the veggies it was surprisingly amazing.
   So so sososososos good.


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