• Classic Chinese Chicken Salad by Chef Katie Chin

    by Dorothy Reinhold on January 22, 2020


    Print This Post Print This Post Classic Chinese Chicken Salad, by chef Katie Chin from her new cookbook

    Light, healthy and filed with a fantastic variety of textures, this Classic Chinese Chicken Salad is tossed in a yummy ginger-sesame dressing and makes a great lunch or dinner.

    The best cookbooks not only provide delicious recipes, but tell a story about the food and its origins, painting a picture of the cook, perhaps the family, or the country that inspired it all.

    Chef Katie Chin’s book, “Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen,” does all of that, and offers a history lesson in what it meant to be Chinese-American in mid-century America.

    The cookbook honors her mother, well known restaurateur Leeann Chin, who ran a battalion of restaurants in Minneapolis and who was one of the seminal influences in bringing an appreciation for Chinese food to this country.

    chinese-chicken-salad-from-katie-chin-on-shockinglydelicious-com-squareWhen Leeann arrived here as an immigrant in 1956, it was difficult to even find fresh ginger at the grocery store, so she resorted to growing her own bok choy, Chinese long beans and Asian eggplant in her small Minnesota garden. Eager to have her family fit in, she brought her children to Sons of Norway events by day, yet every night prepared for them gourmet Chinese meals. Continue Reading…

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