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Chinese Fire Pot

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Category: Meat, Main Dish, Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Sirloin or round, boneless
  • 1 lb Fish fillets
  • 1 lb Chinese cabbage
  • Lemon juice
  • 3/4 lb Chinese pea pods
  • 2 Spinach bunches
  • 8 oz Bamboo shoots, draind/slicd
  • Sweet-and-sour sauce
  • Prepared hot Chinese mustard
  • Cilantro or chives, chopped
  • 1 lb Chicken breasts, boned
  • 1 lb Shrimp, med
  • 1/2 lb Mushrooms, fresh
  • 7 oz Enoki mushrooms
  • 2 Green onion bunches
  • 8 oz Water chestnut, draind/slicd
  • 4 cn Chicken broth (13 3/4-oz)
  • Soy sauce
  • 1/4 lb Fine egg noodles, cooked


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, fresh mushrooms, enoki mushrooms,
snow peas, green onions, spinach leaves, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots
in individual rows on large platters or serving 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 chopsticks or fondue 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 hot mustard as
desired, and eaten with noodles, adding cilantro, if desired.
Note: The special pot needed can be purchased at Chinese shops.
Los Angeles Times Cookbook

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