Celebrate with a delectable scallop appetizer; rich, saucy chicken and greens; and a bright, flavor-packed custard dessert.
In a nod to tradition, this Lunar New Year-themed dinner menu includes wok-seared scallops, which are auspicious for the New Year. The shells are said to look like Chinese money, so they represent good fortune. The classic Three Tea-Cup Chicken is updated for this meal, with just the right amount of sweet and heat in the sauce. The recipe has come a long way from its folk origins, which called for a teacup each of rice wine, soy sauce, and sesame oil. The Good Fortune Cocktail brings cheer and spice to the party. And the meal closes with a quick-to-make silky steamed custard.
All of the recipes in the menu are relatively quick to prepare, so this meal is a cinch whether you’re celebrating the new year or just looking for a winning winter dinner.