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Lunar New Year Celebrations

January 20, 2012 • 20 Comments

Time to breathe fire! We're reprising last year's Lunar New Year round up (plus a few new recipes) to get you in the mood to cook and celebrate! Here are 11 recipes to ring in this ferocious Year of the Dragon -- we'd love to hear your favorites too!

Steamed Oysters with Tangerine Peel Sauce  Pork and Cilantro Dumplings

 

Stewed Pork Meatballs and Escarole with Crisped Shiitakes by monkeymom

Stewed Pork Meatballs and Escarole with Crisped Shiitakes

 

Silken Comfort Tofu by Abra Bennett

 

Gong Bao Ji Ding by FrancesRenHuang

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Shredded Pork and Chinese Celery Lo Mein by thirschfeld

 

Steamed Halibut with Fried Ginger by mtlabor

Steamed Halibut with Fried Ginger

 

Slow Roast Duck by merrill

 

Whole Baked Fish in Sea Salt by TasteFood



 Gingery Congee with Pork and Crispy Shallots by monkeymom

Gingery Congee with Pork and Crispy Shallots

 

Cedar Plank Grilled Loup De Mer (Sea Bass) by aargersi

 

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over 3 years ago MyCookingDiary

I'd love to share my recipe of new year's dumpling soup:

http://www.mycookingdiary...

Happy Lunar New Year!
Thanks for all the inspiring recipes everyone.

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over 3 years ago HomegrownTomato

I raise rabbits for food, and have about 5 in the freezer. Rabbit will definitely be on the menu.

Sodium_girl

over 3 years ago Sodium Girl

Ahh congee is my favorite! I'l have to make that tonight!

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over 3 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

I defintely will be cooking rabbit. Sorry Hoppy.

Monkeys

over 3 years ago monkeymom

Ya gotta have noodles on New Years for long life and the one above by thirschfeld is perfect. Enjoy the day with your loved ones as that is also suppose to set the trend for the year. Happy Lunar New Year everyone!

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over 3 years ago SallyCan

I recommend monkeymom's Stewed Pork Meatballs and Escarole with Crisped Shiitakes! We're having them tonight, and I've just posted pictures of it on my infinitesimal new blog: http://withfoodandlove...

Monkeys

over 3 years ago monkeymom

Thanks SallyCan. Your blog looks beautiful by the way! Can't wait to see more.

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over 3 years ago SallyCan

Thanks monkeymom, and thanks for the noodles tip above!

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over 3 years ago sygyzy

Really not a problem but a small quibble - would people start referring to it as Lunar New Year? Other cultures use the calendar as well (ie Vietnamese).

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over 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Thanks so much for your comment -- we've updated the title of the post to make it more inclusive. We'd love to learn more about how the lunar new year is celebrated in other cultures.

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over 3 years ago FrenchPressMemos

@aargesi NOT wrong at all.

My though was that rabbit must be included in the menu- just to get the year off started on the right...(rabbit's) foot...(was that too much?)

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over 3 years ago Ambitious

All of these look great! =) I'd especially like to try the duck.

I would love to include shrimp with mayo and candied walnuts - my fave!

http://www.ambitiousdeliciousness...



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over 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

And I love allt he other recipes too - I want to try congee most especially.................

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over 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

I love the cedar planked bass.......especially having cedar planks which I've been saving. I'm so looking forward to what might be a trip to China in May.

Thanks for showcasing my dumplings too!

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over 3 years ago Table9

These are wonderful choices here...I do not know which one to experiment first.

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Is it wrong to EAT rabbit in the year of the rabbit? On Easter? Insert evil laugh .....

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Ry_400

over 3 years ago melissav

You crack me up.

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I was totally expecting to see at least one rabbit recipe in the mix. I guess I'm just twisted. LOVE the gumbo recipe.

Monkeys

over 3 years ago monkeymom

I think this should definitely be a theme...rabbit in the year of the rabbit!

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over 3 years ago Waverly

Outstanding choices here. Everything looks wonderful! The cedar planked grilled loup de mer and the steamed oysters with tangerine peel sauce particularly jump out at me. Choosing is the hard part!