Remember last week when I posted the Chinese New Year Menu that I was going to make?
Well, last Friday, we had some friends over, cracked open the wine, turned up the heat on the stove and cooked up a Blue Dragon feast. And as promised, here it is...
Click on titles of the dish for most of the recipes, otherwise see instructions below the photos.
Vietnamese Summer Rolls
frying up those veggies for General Tao's...
General Tao's Chicken
This was a yummy dish but not spicy like I expected it to be. Although a little hot sauce added to the mix kicked it up!
Thai Red Curry Pork
Ummm...this was our favourite. All the deliciousness of the coconut milk was oh-so-fabulous.
Chinese Chicken Curry
So this tasted more like an Indian dish to us around the table. I still liked the Thai Red Curry the best but this was Mr. Fix-It's fav.
Our Chinese New Year feast was really delicious. It was fun to try new recipes and enjoy the flavours of Blue Dragon. I noticed that there was a big selection of Blue Dragon products at my local Superstore/Loblaws. The sauces are great to have in the cupboard for a quick and delish weeknight meal or grab a bunch of them, spring roll wrappers, some coconut milk and have a Chinese New Year feast this Friday with your friends.
Here are a few cool facts that I didn't know about Chinese New Year:
- 2014 is the year of the horse.
- Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. Those born in horse years are cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, witty, talented and good with their hands.
- At Chinese New Year celebrations people wear red clothes, decorate with poems on red paper, and give children "lucky money" in red envelopes. Red symbolizes fire, which according to legend can drive away bad luck.
Happy Year of the Horse my friends!
Keep it Beautiful.
“Disclosure: I am part of the Blue Dragon Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”