I asked my Mom for a couple of Chinese New Year recipes to give to you, and here is one she came up with, called 100 Flower Blossoms.
This dish is meant to wish you a blossoming and beautiful beginning in the new year. Mom chose broccoli and cauliflower for their plentiful florets, and the carrot slices to add an important splash of vibrant color to the dish. The swirly egg white sauce is luxurious, you can also add cooked crab meat to the sauce as well, which is what my mom prefers.
It’s important that you do add colors of orange and green to this dish – those color must balance out the white of the egg white and cauliflower. You can substitute red bell peppers for the carrots – but please – remember that Chinese Mamas know what’s best. Color is especially important for Chinese New Year dishes. White is mostly worn to symbolize the opposite of birth. Listen to my Mama. She said so.
Oh yes, do you see how perfectly vibrant the broccoli is? Do not overcook the vegetables.
Well, you want a VIBRANT new year, don’t you? Cuz a dull and soggy 2009 would totally suck!
But shhh…don’t tell her I was too lazy to go to the store and get a can of crabmeat.
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