Lunar New Year is a huge celebration that lasts for more than two weeks. If you’re thinking of getting involved there are brilliant events all over the UK, but you can easily celebrate at home with a delicious feast.
2014 is the year of the wooden horse which, according to tradition, makes it the year of quick victories, unexpected adventures, and surprising romances. With that in mind, we’ve come up with some recipes to cater for all those eventualities.
For a quick victory, try Jamie’s super-simple and quick Aromatic pork noodles – it makes a delicious change to your midweek routine and takes less than 20 minutes to knock up. Families and friends will love it.
If you’re craving some adventure, try this exciting salad of roast five-spice duck with mango and pomegranate. It’s a killer combination that will convince you in one bite – it’s got sweetness and spiciness, crunchiness and softness, and is insanely addictive once you get stuck in.
If you’re looking for romance, Jamie’s fallen in love with steamed buns. You can find them in his book Save With Jamie, where he stuffs them with leftover shredded pork. There’s also a gorgeous steamed bun recipe, which combines soft sweet dough with a zingy chicken filling. They may sound tricky, but with a bamboo steamer they’re easy and just as delicious as they sound.
So get inspired and try something new, and before you dig in, remember to say “Kung Hei Fat Choi” – a traditional New Year greeting meaning “may prosperity be with you”.