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Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe

Ingredients (4 servings):

  •  juice from one orange
  •  juice from half of a lemon
  •  juice from one lime
  •  a large onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • chilli sauce /chilli powder ( to your taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • optional – 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 500 g boneless chicken breast, skinless
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 2 oranges – peeled, diced
  • 1/4 celery root, sliced julienne
  • 2 green onions, minced


1. In a bowl, mix together the orange, lemon and lime juices, onion, garlic, sauce /chilli powder, cumin, salt and sugar.
2. Pour half of this mixture into a large plastic resealable bag /box.
3. Cut chicken into slices of 1-centimetre thickness and add it into the citrus mixture. Leave it in the fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours.
4. Put the remaining sauce into a blender (optional) and place it in the refrigerator.
5. Heat a non-stick pan and fry the chicken. When almost done, add the marinade to the pan and simmer for a few minutes.
6. Remove the chicken and cut into thin strips.
7. Cut the salad, green onion, celery and oranges and mixed in a large bowl.
8. Mix the salad with the remaining sauce, and add the chicken slices on top.

Chinese New Year Recipe: Lion’s Head Meatballs

Gong Xi Fa Cai! 恭喜发财 !

Ingredients (4 persons)

  • 10 dried black mushrooms (I used black trumpet / Craterellus cornucopioides but if you can find some shiitake its best)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 21/2 pounds fatty ground pork
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon dry wine
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced ginger
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup ginger, sliced into very thin matchsticks
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Preparation method:

  1. Soak the dried mushrooms in water until softened, then rinse.
  2. Chop the ginger and 2 green onions.
  3. Combine in a bowl the pork, egg whites, green onions, minced ginger, 3 tablespoons wine, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sugar, sesame oil, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Divide the mixture into 12 parts and shape them into large meatballs.
  5. In a deep pot, add approximately 10 cm deep palm oil and heat it up. Fry the meatballs in the oil for 3 minutes, until they are deep golden brown but still raw in the centre.
  6. Chop the ginger into very thin matchsticks.
  7. In a deep pan add the soaked black mushrooms, 4 cups chicken stock, the ginger threads, the meatballs, the rest of the wine, vinegar, sugar and 1½ teaspoons salt. Simmer for approx 30 minutes.
  8. Dilute the cornstarch with a bit cold water, then add to the pot and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  9. In the serving bowls add some Chinese cabbage leaves, then some rice or stir-fried Chinese mixed vegetables, then 2-3 meatballs with some sauce and mushrooms.

Spinach Salad with Oranges Recipe

Ingredients (4 persons) :



  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons parsley  freshly minced
  • 1/3 cup apple vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water



  • 2 oranges
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 root celery
  • around 200 grams spinach
  • 1/2 lettuce
  • 1 cup walnuts



  1. Mix the dressing ingredients: oil, sugar, vinegar, parsley and salt. Shake and mix well (you can use a shaker).
  2. Cut the walnuts finely. (Optional: leave the nuts in water at least 1 hour before cutting to reduce digestion time.)
  3. Cut the oranges in small pieces.
  4. In a large bowl mix the onion, celery, spinach and lettuce. Add nuts and oranges.
  5. Add the dressing over the salad.