Ken Hom is widely considered to be one of the world's leading experts on Chinese cuisine. In My Kitchen Table: 100 Easy Chinese Suppers, Ken shares straightforward instructions for making all of your favourite dishes, so you can incorporate accomplished Chinese cookery into your midweek meal repertoire with ease. Here are ten of our favourite recipes from the book.
Sweet and Sour Pork, Chiu Chow Style
Featuring tender chunks of pork in a crisp golden coating and an authentic sweet and sour sauce, the recipe for this much-loved classic is deceptively easy to make.
Crispy Aromatic Duck
If you've never made this all-time favourite at home, now is the time to try. Though it may take a little longer to prepare than some of the other recipes in the book, you'll get back everything you put in to this celebratory dish and many of the steps can be done up to a day in advance to help you get ahead.
Combining tender pieces of chicken with crunchy cashew nuts, this dish ticks all of the texture and taste boxes and will also teach you a great technique for sealing moisture into chicken.
Steamed Fish with Garlic, Spring Onion and Ginger
Steaming is Ken's favourite way to prepare fish as its gentle approach allows the flavour of the fish to shine through. Here he serves firm white fillets with a simple soy sauce dressing and a topping of crisp fried garlic. The perfect recipe if you are looking for a lighter dinner.
Sichuan-style Pork with Peanuts
A quick and simple wok dish fit for a quick midweek cooking session, this super savoury dish is another brilliant example of the winning combination of soft meat and crunchy nuts.
Stir Fried Curry Beef
If you're craving a stir fry for dinner, leave aside the ready-made kits and make one from scratch with this simple recipe. You'll be rewarded with a much fresher dish with little more effort.
Choose a tender cut of lamb for this dish and you'll be rewarded with melt-in-the-mouth chunks of meat coated in a sweet and sour marinade.
Hot Pepper Prawns
No stir fry repertoire is complete without a quick prawn number. Simple to prepare, this dish boasts deep aromatic flavours and plenty of punch.
Chicken and Orange Casserole
This quick-cook casserole is a fast track to a soul soothing and flavour-packed plate of food when only a bit of comfort will do.
Rainbow Vegetables with Curry
If you're keen to add more meat-free meals into your weekly meal plan, this veg-packed dish featuring Chinese greens, carrots and asparagus in a coconut sauce is one for you.