Top recipes to Celebrate the Lunar New Year


Top recipes to Celebrate the Lunar New Year
Ring in the Year of the Dragon with these delicious Asian-inspired dishes. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Recipes to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is a time for family, friends, and good food. From traditional dumplings to creative new takes on old favourites, these recipes will help you ring in the Year of the Dragon in style.

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Vietnamese Pork and Prawn Lettuce Cups (pictured above)

The Lunar New Year is also celebrated in Vietnam, and known as Tết Nguyên Đán. These delicious and fresh lettuce cups are a great way to celebrate the event, with the fresh flavours of mango, mint, lemongrass and garlic.

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Little Basket Bun Dumplings

Delectable dumplings are best eaten fresh from the steamer, so making your own dumpling at home is ideal. Try this simple recipe that’s sure to impress all your friends and family and serve in steam baskets for an authentic look.

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Asian Whole Snapper

For a celebratory main, forgo the usual roast meat or chicken for this wonderfully fresh whole snapper. Topped with spicy chili dressing and crunchy fried shallots, it will look fantastic on any table.

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Twice-Cooked Five-Spice Spatchcock

Twice-Cooked Five-Spice Spatchcock

This aromatic, twice-cooked spatchcock will make you shine at your Lunar New Year party. The blend of Asian spices, and crispy skin is melt-in-your-mouth good. Serve with lime wedges, mayonnaise, and remaining spice salt.

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Sesame-Crusted Beef with Ponzu Dressing

For something a little more sophisticated, you can’t look past the clean flavours in this Japanese-inspired beef dish. Sesame seeds add a great, nutty flavour to meats. Encrusted in black and white sesame seeds, this eye-fillet is the ultimate Asian-inspired roast.

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Bean & Crispy Tofu Stir-Fry | MiNDFOOD Recipes

Bean & Crispy Tofu Stir-Fry

Lighten up your Lunar New Year feast with this tasty vegetarian dish using in season green beans and Asian-food staple, tofu. This spicy dish uses unusual yet delicious wing beans and a tasty black bean sauce.

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Mango Puddings

The Pièce de résistance of any meal is dessert, especially during celebrations. This fresh and delicious pudding, with the delicate flavours of mango and coconut is the perfect end to your Asian banquet and will sooth and cleanse the palette after all those herbs and spices . Easy to make, prepare this dessert the day before for stress-free dining.

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