Cuisine, Gluten Free
are four major regions in China, each with their own distinct
ingredients and cooking methods. Our ethnic cuisine this month
focuses on the Sichuan (Szechun) and Hunan or South Central inland
regions of China.
most distinctive difference in Sichuan cooking is the use of hot
and spicy flavorings. Most Sichuan dishes are known for their
heat, strong fragrances and pungency.
ingredients used in Sichuan cooking are chili peppers, hot pepper
oil, chili powder, Sichuan peppercorns, (these can be found at
Asian markets or at some gourmet food/cooking stores), black bean
sauce, sesame oil, scallions, ginger root and garlic.
you enjoy Chinese food, turn up the heat a notch or two and youll
love Sichuan cuisine!
this months delicious Sichuan recipes, Sichuan
Cucumbers, a slightly spicy appetizer and a perfect beginning
to a Sichuan meal; Dry-Fried
Shrimp, shrimp stuffed with garlic, ginger, shallots, Asian
chili sauce and scallions and then dry-fried in the shell; Noodles
with Spicy Meat Sauce, a delicious one-dish meal that calls
for ground meat (try pork, beef or chicken) mixed with Sichuan
spices; Spicy Chicken Salad,
a wonderful oriental chicken salad that is a great use of left-over
chicken; and Spicy Eggplant,
a slightly unusual vegetable dish with a wonderful combination
a large pot of steamed Jasmine rice and have a flavorful and delicious
gluten-free Sichuan meal!