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Chinese fondue
Chinese fondue

Chinese fondue

Preparation 30 min
Cooking time 30 min
Servings 6 to 8

Ingredients

Broth:

  • 1.5 L (6 cups) water
  • 14 g (1/2 oz) dried shitake mushrooms
  • 6 green onions, cut into chunks
  • 12 slices of ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 lemon grass stalk, crushed
  • 6 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) ground pepper
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) coriander seeds
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) goji berrie (optional)
  • 250 ml (1 cup) thick coconut milk
  • 2 chili peppers, thinly sliced
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) hot sauce, such as sambal oelek
  • Salt to taste


Dips:

  • 225 g (1/2 lb) variety of mushrooms (shiitake, button, oyster)
  • Vegetables (bok choy, corn, spinach, napa cabbage)
  • Noodles (udon, vermicelli)
  • 225 g (1/2 lb) each: lamb filet, beef filet or round steak, pork filet, all thinly sliced
  • 225 g (1/2 lb) each: tiger prawns, scallops and mussels
  • 1 bunch Thai basil (optional)


Sauces:

Soya and lime:

  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) maple syrup
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 diced green onion


Spicy sauce with peanuts:

  • 250 ml (1 cup) rice vinegar
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 red chilli peppers (Bird’s Eye Chilli Peppers), finely diced
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) roasted, crushed peanuts


Mustard and sesame sauce:

  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) Dijon mustard
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) grilled sesame oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) honey
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) soy soya
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) rice vinegar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) finely diced ginger
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) finely diced green onion
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) roasted, crushed peanuts

Preparation

Broth:

  1. Bring all ingredients for the broth to a boil with the exception of the coconut milk, chili peppers and hot sauce.
  2. Let simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Divide broth in two.
  4. In one half, add the coconut milk.
  5. In the other half, add chili peppers and hot sauce.
  6. Serve with dips and sauces.


Sauces:

Soya and lime:

  1. Mix first three ingredients together.
  2. Then garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.


Spicy sauce with peanuts:

  1. In a pot, bring vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil.
  2. Reduce until it reaches half of its original volume, roughly 5 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture over chilli peppers.
  4. Garnish with peanuts.


Mustard and sesame sauce:

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients, except for the green onions and peanuts.
  2. Once all other ingredients are mixed, garnish with green onions and peanuts.
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