I tried another two recipes from Simple Chinese Cooking this past week. The Steamed Fish Cakes were exquisite. This dish features a marriage of fresh diced fish, spring onions, carrots, cilantro and shiitake mushrooms. I used fresh rock cod from the Farmer’s Market in my version. I loved the flavors and the fish cakes cooked extremely quickly. I loved the combination of all flavors. However, the prep work did take some time. Maybe I need a mandoline to quickly julienne my carrots.
The Stir-Fried Beef with Sichuan Pepper and Salt and Lemon wasn’t as big a hit. Not sure what happened here but the flavors were quite ordinary in comparison to the other dishes I have prepared from this same cookbook. Also, I like to pair meat with vegetables when I cook. Not a big fan of straight meat dishes.