Chinese Fire Pot Recipes

Chinese Fire Pot Recipes

1 lb Boneless beef sirloin,beef round
1 lb Boned chicken breasts
1 lb Fish fillets
1 lb Medium shrimp
1 lb Chinese cabbage
1/2 lb Fresh forest mushrooms,Cultivated mushrooms
Lemon juice
2 pk Enoki mushrooms (3 1/2-oz packages)
3/4 lb Chinese pea pods
2 bn Green onions
2 bn Spinach
8 oz Canned water chestnuts drained and sliced
8 oz Canned bamboo shoots drained and sliced
4 cn Chicken broth (13 3/4-oz cans)
Sweet-and-sour sauce
Soy sauce
Prepared hot Chinese mustard
1/4 lb Fine egg noodles cooked
Cilantrochives chopped (optional)


It is not necessary to use all ingredients listed here as long as you offer
an interesting blend of meats, fish and vegetables. Other meats and
vegetables can be substituted, if desired.
Place beef, chicken and fish in freezer and chill until firm to touch but
not frozen. Slice beef and chicken in strips 1/4-inch thick and about 2
inches long. Cut fish into 3/4-inch cubes. Shell and devein shrimp. Chop
cabbage into bite-size chunks. Clean mushrooms. If using forest mushrooms,
remove and discard stems. Slice mushrooms and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cut
off and discard root portion of enoki mushrooms and separate clusters as much
as possible. Wash, trim ends and string pea pods. Clean green onions and cut
in halves lengthwise, including green portion. Cut into 2-inch lengths. Clean
spinach and discard thick stems. To serve, arrange beef, chicken, fish,
shrimp, cabbage, forest mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, snow peas, green onions,
spinach leaves, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots in individual rows on large
plattersserving plates. Bring broth to boil. Place heating unit under
Chinese hot pot and pour boiling broth into hot-pot bowl. Using Chinese wire
ladle and chopsticksfondue forks, each person places whatever ingredients
are desired into hot broth to poach. When cooked (this will take only a few
moments), ingredients are then dipped into sweet-and-sour sauce, soy sauce or
hotmustard as desired, and eaten with noodles, adding cilantro, if desired.