Chinese salads: description, recipes.
Chinese salads are bright and delicious dishes that are part of the diet of the inhabitants of the Middle Kingdom relatively recently.
There are thousands of recipes in total. A wide range of ingredients, including vegetables, fruits, glass noodles, cheese, meat, seafood, nuts, dressing and spices, allows you to make a variety of each salad, as well as eat healthy food.
Features of Chinese gastronomy.
The cuisine of the inhabitants of the Middle Kingdom is extremely tasty, simple and satisfying. From ancient times to the present day, this people has a special, centuries-old, traditional approach to the process of cooking and serving food.
They respect and appreciate food very much, because they always remember that there are quite a lot of people in the country, and there should be enough food for everyone. This was especially clearly reflected in the old days, when large families with low incomes had to live in conditions of particularly austerity.
Paradoxical as it may sound, but thanks to this, Chinese cuisine has such a feature as fine crushing of food, as well as the speed of cooking. Storage is carried out in special baskets made of bamboo, which allows you to extend the shelf life of food.
Traditional Chinese food products: rice, seafood, meat, vegetables, fruits, spices.
They eat with chopsticks, which they masterfully own. And it is also convenient, because the food is crushed and well heat-treated.
A separate topic of gastronomy in this country is Chinese salads, which have a huge number of recipes. And the components from which they are prepared are simple and affordable.
The preparatory stage in the preparation of salads.
Traditional Chinese salads are served in small bowls, square flat plates, and bowls.
Products are usually boiled, fried or steamed, so you need a pot or frying pan to prepare the dish. There are also knives and a cutting board (for meat, vegetables), a garlic press, additional containers for sauces.
To give the ingredients a beautiful elongated shape, special graters are used.
Chinese salads consist mainly of such components: cabbage (Peking, cauliflower and other types), carrots, onions, cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, squid, beef, pork, chicken, oysters, potatoes, vermicelli and so on.
But the main” chip ” is considered to be the dressing – it can be self-prepared sauces with spices or olive (sesame) oil. In the Russian version, it is possible to prepare this component from mayonnaise and spices.
Light salads with beef.
There are quite a lot of varieties of this dish. This article will cover 5 types of Chinese salad with beef.
Ingredients: cucumber (200 g), carrot (100 g), sweet pepper (100 g), beef (100 g), peanuts (50 g). Cucumber, pepper, boiled carrots and beef cut into thin slices; add peanuts. Season with sweet and sour sauce. Ingredients: beef tongue (100 g), beef (100 g), cucumber (200 g), carrot (100 g). Cucumbers, boiled tongue, beef and carrots cut into strips and pour mayonnaise with spices. Ingredients: beef (100 g), beef tongue (100 g), cucumber (200 g), tomatoes (100 g), bread croutons (100 g). Cook the beef and tongue. Cut all the ingredients into cubes, add croutons, and season the salad with mayonnaise. Ingredients: funchosa (100 g), beef (100 g), carrot (100 g), cucumber (200 g). Boil the noodles and beef, cut all the ingredients into strips, and season with soy sauce and spices. Ingredients: sweet pepper (200 g), beef tongue (100 g), beef (100 g). Boil the meat ingredients. Cut everything into long bars and pour over the mayonnaise.
Delicious Chinese vegetable salad is prepared easily and quickly.
funchosa-200 grams; cucumbers-200 grams; white cabbage or Peking cabbage-100 grams; mushrooms-150 grams.
Boil the glass noodles. Lightly fry the mushrooms. Cut cucumbers and cabbage into thin strips, mix everything together.
The dressing is prepared from the following ingredients: olive
oil (15 milliliters), rice vinegar (5 milliliters), soy sauce (20 milliliters), salt (12 grams), garlic (10 grams).
Mix everything, chop the garlic through a garlic press, add to the dressing.
Pour the salad with the prepared sauce.
For this Chinese salad, you will need the following ingredients:
potatoes (200 g); ham (200 g); onions (100 g); peanuts (100 g).
Cut the potatoes into long cubes, fry in oil. In the finished dish, add thinly sliced ham and half-rings of onion, chopped peanuts.
Fill the dish with mayonnaise or sauce.
Chinese seafood salads are especially popular among residents of not only China, but also other countries. One of them will be discussed in this article.
It is based on: shrimp (200 g), sweet pepper (100 g), cucumbers (200 g), cashew nuts (100 g).
Shrimps are boiled, peppers and cucumbers are cut into strips, nuts are crushed. Mix everything together. Pour over the sauce.
Preparation of the dressing: soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, salt, Chinese seasonings, black pepper.
Meat salad with oranges.
Of course, the chip of this Chinese salad recipe is a dressing with a sweet and sour taste. But the basis belongs to meat and oranges, which complement each other so organically that the result is a delicious dish.
pork pulp-200 g; oranges-300 g; peking cabbage (white cabbage); olive oil-40 milliliters; green onion-100 g; ground black pepper.
honey-50 g; soy sauce-50 milliliters; rice vinegar-30 g; orange skins.
For the sauce, squeeze the zest (20 g) from the orange peel, add vegetable oil( 20 milliliters), honey, vinegar and sauce. Connect the components.
Roll the meat in pepper and pour in ¼ of the dressing-bake in the oven with butter. Cut the finished component into strips.
Remove the oranges from the membranes and slice them. Chop the cabbage and onion. Add the meat and remaining dressing.
Chinese salads are not just so popular at the present time among the peoples of many countries, including in Russia. They are extraordinary and delicious, and also beautiful in appearance and useful.