After a serious hankering for Chinese food the other day, and then being sadly disappointed at the quality of the meat at the Chinese food restaurant we visited, I decided it was time to explore some Paleo Chinese food recipes. Note that the pictures here are from the websites I found the recipes. I always forget to take pictures of my own food.
I used pork because we just bought a pig. I also used crimini mushrooms because I was too lazy to go to another grocery store for shiitake. Wheat-free tamari can be used in place of coconut aminos. Coconut aminos are super hard to find. The magical land of Boulder carries them all over the place, but I could not find them in California. This was pretty good. Obviously not really lo mein because there’s no noodles, but still tasty.
This recipe is also from the people who wrote the cookbook I’ll be trying out this year. Super excited!
Was SUPER excited about this recipe because Mongolian Beef is my favorite Chinese food. However, I don’t think it really tasted like Mongolian Beef. I also think I did something wrong somewhere along the way because my meat was kind of watery. There was no caramelizing like the recipe says. I’ll need to try again another time and see if I can get it better. Regardless, it tasted good. A little honey in this, so not good for a Whole 30 program, but just fine for regular old maintenance.
This one is super good. Really fresh. I cooked the chicken in butter to get a nice browning on it. Needs veggies though, and I think I will put cashews in next time…or I’ll just make cashew chicken.
Again, I used pork because we’ve got 200# of the stuff. Also had issues because I was too lazy to go to another store to get the dried chili peppers. We just used red pepper flakes instead. Not quite the same, but not bad. The directions here are a little confusing, but I just threw it all in there.
Lots of Asian food this week. My new cookbook comes this week, so we’ll be trying other new stuff next week as well. Pretty exciting!