Chinese Fondue can include any variety of meats, vegetables or noodles depending on individual tastes.
Prepare a broth in a large pot or wok that will be used to cook the hot pot ingredients.
◦ A simple broth can be made by boiling water with the addition of meat bones or fish heads and a combination of herbs (ginger, goji berries, red dates, bay leaf, cloves, star anise, whole dried red chilies, cinnamon bark, fennel), seasonings (white pepper, sichuan peppercorn), and vegetables (scallions, garlic, napa cabbage, mushrooms). You will want to boil the ingredients until the water has been reduced and becomes infused with the flavor of the ingredients; then, strain the broth.
◦ Traditional combinations include:
▪ 1) Plain: Chicken and/or pork bone, ginger, goji berries, red dates, white pepper, scallions, and optional napa cabbage and/or mushrooms;
▪ 2) Spicy Mala: Beef bone, ginger, garlic, chili oil, whole dried red chilies, bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves, and fried tofu puffs.
In both recipes you can substitute the meat broth with vegetable broth for vegetarians or vegans.
Slice a variety of meats and fish thinly to be cooked in the hot pot. Slicing thinly will ensure tha t the ingredients will cook quickly and fully.
Choose any proteins. You can make your hot pot using the more traditional method of
using the meats and seafood that are local to you.
Select and prepare some vegetables.
• Wash and prepare some leafy greens. Popular options include: watercress, bok choy, tong ho, spinach, napa cabbage, cabbage, lettuce, snow pea leaves, daikon, taro, lotus root, winter melon, kabocha squash, tomato, and quarter cobs of corn.
Have enough noodles for all of your guests alongside the hot pot to eat with their selections as a side dish, or simply use the broth to cook the noodles at the end of the meal. The noodles will be infused with the flavors of all of the ingredients that everyone has cooked in it.
Add other ingredients if desired. For more variety, consider incorporating dumplings, rice cakes,
Place a variety of condiments on the table where you are dining and encourage your guests to create their own sauce to dip their ingredients. Typical condiments to prepare a sauce include satay sauce, hot mustard, soy sauce, black vinegar, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, chili oil, and s
weet chili sauce. You can also include chopped garlic, scallions, and raw egg.
Transfer your broth, omitting any solids, into a wok, clay pot or any pot that is wide and shallow so that everyone will be able to easily dip their ingredients into it. Place an electric heating plate on the table where you will be eating and place the broth on top of it to keep it hot.
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